Events and Conferences

Speakers - The Tuscan Diet

Confirmed Speakers*

Ian D’Agata, M.D., Director of the International Academy of Wine in Rome, principal collaborator at Cucina e Vini magazine

Vincenzo Bacci, M.D., Doctor of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolism (Rome)

Lucia Bacciottini, nutritionist, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence

Andrea Bianchini, pastry chef and chocolatier, La Bottega del Cioccolato (Florence, Italy)

Stefano Bonilli, founder and director, Gambero Rosso (Rome, Italy)

Maria-Luisa Brandi, M.D., professor of Endocrinology, University of Florence, president of the Italian Society for Osteoporosis

Giuliano Bugialli, food historian, cookbook author, and television host of Bugialli’s Italy on PBS

Janet Chrzan, professor of Nutritional Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Magherita Ciacci, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Florence

Sebastiano Cossia-Castiglioni, owner and CEO, Querciabella Winery (Chianti, Italy) Table: Food, Family, and Gender in 20th Century Florence (Routledge, 2004)

Alberto Flori, artisanal pasta, Molino di Val d?Orcia (Tuscany)

Giovanna Folonari, Assessore Regionale al Turismo di Firenze

Diletta Frescobaldi, sommelier, Apicius: The Culinary Institute of Florence

Leonardo Frescobaldi, sales and marketing director for Marchesi de Frescobaldi winery

Maria-Antonia Fusco, M.D., professor, president of the Italian Dietetic Association (ADI); U.O. Head of the Department of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition at the S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome

Gabriella Ganugi, founder and director, Apicius: The Culinary Institute of Florence

David Gardner, owner, Villa Bordoni (Greve-in-Chianti)

Nancy Jenkins, food-writer, culinary historian, multiple cookbook author, including The Flavors of Tuscany (Broadway Books, 1998)

Armando Manni, president, Manni Olive Oil

Frances Mayes, professor, poet, and author of many books, including Under the Tuscan Sun

Alessandro Mugelli, professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (U. of California P., 2002), editor of “Mediterranean Diets: Science and Policy Implications,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1995;61 (suppl)

Fabio Parasecoli, editor, journalist, professor, Gambero Rosso, author of Food Culture in Italy (Greenwood Press, 2004)

Guido Pinzani, director and cheesemaker, Caseificio Pinzani (Castel San Gimigano, Italy)

Claudia Ravaldi, M.D., psychiatrist, eating-disorder specialist, University of Florence

Roberto Rubino, president of the National Association of Cheeses Under the Sky, Potenza, Italy, winner of the Slow Food Award

Luca Vercelloni, author, journalist, professor of Food Culture and Sensibilty, Colorno University of Food Sciences

Gianluigi Zenti, president, Academia Barilla

*list will be updated as additional speakers are confirmed