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Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells is a journalist, author, and teacher who runs the popular cooking school At Home with Patricia Wells in Paris and Provence. She has won four James Beard Awards and the French government has honored her as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, recognizing her contribution to French culture. A former New York Times reporter, she is the only foreigner and the only woman to serve as restaurant critic for a major French publication, L'Express. She served as the global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Paris and Provence with her husband, Walter Wells.

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We've Always Had Paris...and Provence We've Always Had Paris...and Provence
For more than a quarter century, Patricia Wells, who has long been...
Patricia Wells' Trattoria Patricia Wells' Trattoria
Whether it's a bustling eatery in the heart of Florence or a tiny alcove...
Simply French Simply French
How can a good cook become a great cook? It's all in the details....

What have you been doing since you published your last book, The Provence Cookbook?

Oh my goodness. Tons of cooking classes, of course. I've been writing and testing the recipes for Vegetable Harvest, trips to Italy for a new class I will be doing in Venice, lots of cooking, eating, restaurant research, good times with friends. And lots of running!

What made you want to write Vegetable Harvest, a cookbook completely devoted to vegetables?

Actually the book is not...
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