Waverley Root

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Waverley Lewis Root (April 15, 1903 in Providence, Rhode Island – October 31, 1982 in Paris) was an American journalist and writer.

He was the Paris correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and then the Washington Post.

He is possibly best-known for his writings on food including:
  • The Food of France (1958)
  • The Cooking of Italy (1968)
  • Paris Dining Guide (1969)
  • The Food of Italy (1971)
  • Eating in America: A History (1976) - with Richard De Rochemont
  • Food, an Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World (1980)


He also wrote:
  • The Truth about Wagner (1928)
  • The Secret History of the War (1946)
  • Winter Sports in Europe (1956)
  • The Paris Edition; The Autobiography of Waverley Root, 1927-1934 (1987)


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