American cookery writer
Patricia Wells is a cookbook author and teacher who divides her time between Paris and Provence. Her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence (1996) won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook.

She is the only American and the only woman to be a restaurant critic for a major French publication, L’Express (1988-1991). She was also a restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune from 1980 until 2007.