is almost a citizen of the world, carrying the passports of the USA and the UK/EU. He wrote about the arts in general for the now-defunct Wall Street Journal Europe.
Born in Kentucky, he was over-educated at the University of Chicago, University College London, Harvard (PhD), and Nuffield College, Oxford; was on the staff of The Observer for many years; won many journalism prizes; was one of the people who coined the word “foodie” (and, say some, exemplifies the concept); is the author, co-author or editor of eight books, ranging from “The Official Foodie Handbook” (with Ann Barr) to “G.E. Moore and the Cambridge Apostles” and “The Letters of Lytton Strachey.” With Claudia Roden he co-chaired the annual Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery; with Michael Holroyd he is co-literary executor of the estate of Lytton Strachey; and he formerly wrote about wine for YOU Magazine, The Mail on Sunday as “Amy De Vine.” He lives in an old farmhouse in Oxfordshire.
[“Paul Levy” by Howard Hodgkin, 1976-80]