US food critic wins top French food award

18th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 18 (AFP) - The American writer Patricia Wells, author of The Food Lover's Guide to France and restaurant critic of the International Herald Tribune, is among the winners of the annual French Food Spirit awards which were announced Monday.

PARIS, Oct 18 (AFP) - The American writer Patricia Wells, author of The Food Lover's Guide to France and restaurant critic of the International Herald Tribune, is among the winners of the annual French Food Spirit awards which were announced Monday.

Wells, who has lived in France since 1980, was given the prize in the culture category for being "a true herald of the spirit of food," according to the citation from the jury.

Two American historians - Philip and Mary Hyman - were awarded in the science category for their more than 30 books on French cooking.

Ruey-Ling Ko of Taiwan was given the prize in the business category for her work "promoting French food culture and savoir-faire over the last 20 years."

The Food Spirit awards were set up in 2003 to promote French cuisine and food exports. They will be formally handed over at a ceremony on December 22 in the Senate building in Paris.

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