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Patricia Lee Kleiber Wells, American Journalist, author. Recipient Silver Spoon award National Association Specialty Food Trade, Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin, 1988; named Chevallier des Arts et des Lettres French Government, 1989.


Wells, Patricia Lee Kleiber was born on November 5, 1946 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Joseph Frank and Vera (Ricci) Kleiber.


Bachelor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1968; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1972.


Copy editor, The Milwaukee Journal, 1967; copy editor, writer, The Washington Post, 1972-1976; editor, reporter, The New York Times, New York City, 1976-1980; freelance writer, The New York Times, New York City, since 1980; freelance journalist, food and restaurant critic, The International Herald Tribune, Paris, since 1980; restaurant critic, L'Express newsweekly, Paris, 1988-1991; contributing editor, Food & Wine Magazine, New York City, since 1988; contributing editor, Travel & Leisure Magazine, New York City, since 1988.



Married Steven Raymer, January 27, 1968 (divorced 1976). Married Walter Newton Wells, September 9, 1977.

Joseph Frank Kleiber

Vera (Ricci) Kleiber

Steven Raymer

Walter Newton Wells