We've Always Had Paris...and Provence

A Scrapbook of Our Life in France

By Patricia Wells; Walter Wells
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060898588, 336pp.)

Publication Date: May 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

For more than a quarter century, Patricia Wells, who has long been recognized as the leading American authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, have lived the life in France that many of us have often fantasized about. In this delightful memoir they share in two voices their experiences—the good, the bad, and the funny—offering a charming and evocative account of their beloved home and some of the wonderful people they have met along the way.




About the Author

Patricia Wells is a journalist, author, and teacher who runs a popular cooking school—At Home with Patricia Wells—in Paris and Provence. Simply Truffles is her thirteenth book. She won the James Beard Award for The Provence Cookbook, Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, and Simply French. Also nominated for Beard Awards were Vegetable Harvest and The Paris Cookbook. With her husband, Walter, she is also the author of We’ve Always Had Paris . . . and Provence. 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 only woman to serve as restaurant critic for a major French publication, L’Express. For more than twenty-five years she was the global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune.




Praise For We've Always Had Paris...and Provence

“Guaranteed to turn any foodie or Francophile vert with envy.”
-St. Petersburg Times

“Entertaining....The passionate rapport and mutual respect between the spouses shines through every chapter...intimate and revealing.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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