“No one else has ever come close to combining such a depth of knowledge about food, conveyed with such style and Presence.”

--Hugh Carpenter, author of twelve cookbooks, including Chopstix, Hot Wok, and Pacific Flavors

 
 
Diana has been writing for various magazines since 1994 including Hemispheres, the United Airlines in-flight magazine. She has a byline of "The Traveling Gourmet" in Grand Tour, an upscale lifestyle magazine delivered to all the most expensive homes in Orange County, California (ranked third in the US for wealth per capita).

 

 

Diana von Welanetz Wentworth has extensive credentials as the author of seven award-winning cookbooks including Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook which has sold nearly one million copies.

Diana speaks and writes about how to Love Your Heart (her latest book) and on the art of book writing and publishing. She lives in Corona del Mar, California, with her husband Ted Wentworth, Editor in Chief of Enlightenment Lifestyle Magazine. Read Diana's Heart Association Article in the latest online issue



Her other books include The Pleasure of Your Company (winner of the French Tastemaker “Cookbook of the Year” award, Celebrations: Menus for Entertaining, and The von Welanetz Guide to Ethnic Ingredients, considered the classic reference work on the foods of the world.

You may recognize Diana from her years as host of her own long-running daily television series, The New Way Gourmet broadcast internationally on the Lifetime Network to millions of viewers.

Diana is a member of IFWTWA (International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association).  She is honored to be a Professional Member (Chef Rôtisseur) of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Les Dames D'Escoffier International.

Diana's romantic memoir, Send Me Someone: A True Story of Love Here and Hereafter (Renaissance/St. Martin's) was featured nationally on television and in People Magazine.  It is currently under development for a television Movie of the Week by the Lifetime Network.

A popular public speaker, Diana has lectured internationally on "The World of Food ", "Entertaining with Style" and "Your Life as a Work of Art".

She lives in Southern California and is married to Ted Wentworth.  Both are featured in Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
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