Gina Hyams Author


 Gina’s First Solo Photography Exhibition  

Exhibition Card

Gina made her solo debut as a photographer with a Chrysalis Studio pop-up exhibition at Fábrica la Aurora in San Miguel de Allende on Friday, December 15, 2017. Click here for photos of the opening.

Hombre de flores/Flower Man by Gina Hyams

Hombre de flores/Flower Man by Gina Hyams

 Casita Duende Vacation Rental in San Miguel de Allende

Mi casasita es tu casita. Gina and her husband, Dave, are now renting their charming one-bedroom casita in  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, by the week or month. For details, please click here.


 Recent(ish) Events 

Who likes The Tanglewood Picnic? Yo-Yo Ma, that's who! (Seen here with Nejaime's Wine Cellars's fine cheesemonger, Bob Luhmann)

Who likes The Tanglewood Picnic? Yo-Yo Ma, that’s who! (Seen here with Nejaime’s Wine Cellars’s fine cheesemonger, Bob Luhmann)


Girls With Glasses named Gina their “Geek of the Week” (so proud!)

Gina’s articles for Berkshire Magazine include:

Dishing It Out: Tanglewood Competitive Picnic Leaguers are in it for the win

Blends & Brews: Six Depot Café Takes Coffee to New Heights

Garage Ménage: Family Members Collaborate on a Modern Country Retreat

For the Fungi of It: Truffle Impresario Ian Purkayastha Recharges in the Berkshires

Field and Stream: Paul Tawczynski, the hardest working man in the Berkshires

Preserving the Harvest: Enjoying––and canning––the bounty of the season

Ten Minutes with Gabriel Squailia: DJ BFG opens up to Berkshire Magazine about music, writing, and what BFG stands for

Ten Minutes With Francine Segan: A culinary historian and cookbook author

Tofu with a Side of Laughs: Chef Jeremy Rock Smith adds humor to the Kripalu kitchen

Gina’s photo was featured in the Mexico Travel Photography: Day of the Dead Photo Challenge

Day of the Dead Kids' Parade, San Miguel de Allende, 2013. Photo by Gina Hyams.

Day of the Dead Kids’ Parade, San Miguel de Allende, 2013. Photo by Gina Hyams.


USA Best Book Awards

The Tanglewood Picnic was named a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards “Cookbooks: Regional” category and won both a Graphic Design USA 2015 Book Design Award and 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for USA Printing.



 Recent(ish) Media Coverage

The Tanglewood Picnic was featured in the Albany Times UnionBerkshire EagleBerkshire EdgeBerkshire Family FocusBerkshire Food + TravelBerkshire HomeStyle, Berkshire on Stage, Berkshire MagazineBerkshire RecordBerkshire Style, Boston GlobeBoston MagazineFresh American by Annie SelkeiBerkshiresMassLiveMetroland, Norfolk Now, The Picnic SiteRural IntelligenceSpringfield RepublicanRogovoy ReportTake Magazine, Taste Berkshires, WAMC, Wandering EducatorsWestfield News Arts Beat, WHDD, WQRX, WVOX, and Yankee Magazine. Below are some excerpts from the rave reviews, along with a few links to articles.

“Wonderful…a delightful read for both newbies and seasoned Tanglewood pros, the book details 80 years of picnicking tradition with vintage photos, personal stories, and tasty recipes.”–Yankee Magazine

“It’s one of those books that years from now will still be circulating, waiting to be pulled off the shelf in a Berkshire cottage or New York City apartment, sniffed for that good book smell, and opened to remember summer. The book hails not just a picnicking tradition, but the way in which the world stops for music. All that love and beauty makes for a civilized time, and that makes life an art. —The Berkshire Edge

“We encounter the famous, along with the followers over more than 80 years, couples celebrating summer and music then and now, children, perhaps too early to settle in for Mozart, frolicking, church groups and old college chums gathering for annual reunions, allowed by Hyams, a fine writer, to tell their stories in their own words. Photographs – ranging from the expansive panoramic spreads one would expect, to intimate glimpses of precious family moments arrived from official sources at Tanglewood, The Berkshire Eagle and other publications, and from individuals who came forward to Hyams’ many invitations and exhortations for illustrations, representing both the early camera era and modern times when the iPhone is Photo king. The Tanglewood Picnic decidedly is not a coffee-table book. At six inches high and eight inches wide, hardbound, it is at once elegant and solid, much like the Tanglewood Picnic.” –Berkshire HomeStyle

“Tanglewood: The ultimate picnic-in-the-park destination” in the Boston Globe

Radio interview with Gina by Sarah LaDuke about The Tanglewood Picnic on WAMC’s The Roundtable.

“‘The Tanglewood Picnic’ Launches As Tanglewood’s Season Starts” (party photos) on Rural Intelligence

Berkshire author Gina Hyams packs nostalgia, classic recipes in ‘The Tanglewood Picnic'” on


 The New York Times

Gina’s tribute to her mother was published in The New York Times Magazine’s “The Lives They Loved” series.

Leigh Hyams (née Martha Mae Nickerson), 1926 – 2013. Photo by Peter Olwyler.


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