It’s a dinner party that begins with Champagne on a Provençal hilltop terrace overlooking vineyards. Later, in the evening, guests can expect to drink some of the Clos Chanteduc, a distinguished, fruity Côtes-du-Rhone red wine, whose grape-laden vines stretch into the distance.
A hands-on gastronomic adventure in France attracts almost everyone. But among those who know food, one main-course name emerges above the rest: Patricia Wells, the celebrated American-in-France cookbook author, restaurant critic, and journalist. At Home with Patricia Wells is a wildly popular cooking course. Her name is known in kitchens and dining rooms everywhere, the result of her having been the International Herald Tribune’s Paris-based restaurant critic for twenty-five years. During that tenure, Wells sampled the best in France and forged friendships with top French chefs, notably Michelin three-star legend Joel Robuchon. Her version of fait maison, or homemade, is infused with touches of haute cuisine skillfully translated into recipes and tips easily mastered by American home cooks.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF KAUCK
WRITTEN BY JEAN BOND RAFFERTY
This story appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MILIEU.
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