Root, Waverley

Root, Waverley (Lewis)

(1903–82) journalist, author; born in Providence, R.I. He was a longtime Paris correspondent for newspapers from the Chicago Tribune (1927–57) to the Washington Post (1957–69). With The Food of France (1958), he launched a second, perhaps more memorable career as a food writer; his works include the international dictionary Food (1980).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.