Paul Levy (journalist)

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Paul Levy (born 26 February 1941 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a US/British author and journalist. He lives with his wife, Penelope Marcus, and children in Oxfordshire and London, UK.

With Ann Barr[1] (and synchronically Gael Greene), he coined the word "foodie" (and some say exemplified the concept). He has won many British and American food writing and journalism prizes, including two commendations in the British Press Awards, in 1985 and 1987.


Levy attended Lafayette High School, Lexington, KY; University of Chicago; University College London; Harvard (Ph.D. 1979); Nuffield College, Oxford.

Work experience[edit]

Levy was Food and Wine editor for The Observer in the 1980s. He was subsequently arts correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, where he reported to Raymond Sokolov, and Wall Street Journal Europe. He blogs on culture at, contributes food-related pieces to Travel + Leisure, and obituaries to the Independent. He is co-literary executor with Michael Holroyd of Lytton Strachey's estate, trustee of the Strachey Trust, Jane Grigson Trust, and co-chair with Claudia Roden of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.

Harlan Walker (standing), Paul Levy (centre) and Claudia Roden (right) among panellists at the Oxford Symposium, 2006



  1. ^ Article in Harpers & Queen, 1980/81

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