PATRICIA WELLS
Food/Restaurant Critic/Cookbook Author
1999:
Honored with the Versailles World Cookbook Award: For Best Promotion of French Cuisine.


Patricia Wells is an American journalist who has resided in Paris since 1980. In addition to authoring numerous cookbooks, Patricia has had a remarkable career as one of the world's leading food and restaurant critics. Currently, she is the restaurant critic at the International Herald Tribune. From 1976-1980, she was the New York Times food writer and editor. Most notably, she is the first woman and the only foreigner to have served as restaurant critic for the French publication L'Express. Patricia has also written seven wildly successful books, including The Food Lover's Guide to Paris, The Food Lover's Guide to France, Bistro cooking, Simply French, Patricia Wells' Trattoria, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and Patricia Wells at Home in Provence.

In 1999, Patricia was honored with the Versailles World Cookbook Award: For Best Promotion of French Cuisine. In 1997, She received the James Beard Award for Best European Cookbook for her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence. In 1992, Patricia was named to the James Beard Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America.