Books Patricia Wells Books by Patricia Wells Patricia Wells has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Patricia Wells Author Interviews Thanksgiving Dinner Deja Vu? Try French Food This Year November 24, 2013 After years of cooking and eating the same pumpkin pies, stuffing and green bean casseroles, you might be in a Thanksgiving slump. Veteran restaurant critic Patricia Wells has a few recipes — including a spicy pumpkin soup and "intense" chocolate custards — to put a French twist on the holiday. Thanksgiving Dinner Deja Vu? Try French Food This Year Listen · 5:34 5:34 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/246739596/247010355" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Cooking and Cookbooks A Fresh Breeze of Summer Cookbooks June 4, 2007 What is it about new summer cookbooks? Maybe it's the way they come out in such feverish, lush abundance, at a time when the world and all its folly are slowly grinding to a halt. Peruse the season's best. Dive into a Sea of Good Summer Food May 26, 2006 Summer is the time to eat. There's no better opportunity to make the most of what the season — and your local farmer's stand — have to offer. Cookbooks can help. Food writer Bonny Wolf rounds up 10 to take you through the season. Dive into a Sea of Good Summer Food Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5429347/5441822" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Recipes: 'The Provence Cookbook' May 26, 2006 Expat Patricia Wells shuttles between her apartment in Paris and her farmhouse in Provence. Her second book on this region, The Provence Cookbook is recommended by Bonny Wolf for her summer roundup of cookbooks.