Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells

Food writer

http://www.patriciawells.com
Patricia Wells is an American born author, journalist and cooking instructor. As a child growing up in Wisconsin, Wells was surrounded by a bounty of fresh foods and produce. She paired her love of food with an interest in investigative journalism, and was hired as a copy editor and writer for The Washington Post. Next came a four-year stint as a food writer and editor at The New York Times. Wells went on to become the Global Restaurant Critic for the International Herald Tribune for over 25 years. She moved to France in 1980 and from 1988 to 1991 served as the Restaurant Critic for L’EXPRESS Paris newsweekly. Wells was inspired by the flavors of Paris and Provence, and used the native ingredients and cooking techniques in many of her recipes. Her book, Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook in 1996. Overall Wells has published 14 different books, and is the recipient of four James Beard Awards. Some of her other titles include, The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris (1984), Bistro Cooking (1989), Simply French (1991) and The Provence Cookbook (2004)