Patty Lee

Patty Lee
The Spruce / Jordan Provost​
Title: Senior Editor

Patty is an Editor for The Spruce Eats, where she oversees a team of recipe developers and food writers in creating delicious recipes and helpful cooking guides. She's a seasoned content strategist with experience in social media management, newsletter and headline writing, branded content, and video production.


  • 10 years writing and editing lifestyle content
  • Experienced print and digital journalist
  • Skilled at growing audiences on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest
  • Has interviewed many well-known chefs and culinary personalities, including Dominique Ansel and Christina Tosi


Prior to joining The Spruce, Patty managed social media for Martha Stewart Living. She got her start in print as a features reporter for the New York Daily News before jumping into the world of food writing as one of Time Out New York's food editors. She later shifted to digital and worked for the websites of Cooking Channel, Zagat, and the TODAY Show. Additionally, her work has appeared on Food Network, PureWow, Thrillist/Supercall, Chowhound, Elite Daily, Gothamist, and Mic, as well as in print publications like WestJet Magazine and Rachael Ray Every Day.


Patty received a bachelor's degree from New York University, where she specialized in print journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

5 Questions With Patty

What food or drink are you?

A dumpling—not only are there endless ways to fill one, iterations of dumplings exist all over the world (ravioli, pierogi, matzo balls) and the only thing I love more than food is traveling.

What food trend would you like to forget?

Unicorn everything, because rainbow isn't a flavor!

What's the first legit recipe you cooked?

I have a huge sweet tooth, so my first attempts at cooking from scratch were all baking-related, starting with cheesecake.

Who eats what you make?

Mostly my husband, and now my son Henry.

Family fun fact?

Most of my family has been in the restaurant business. My dad and many of my uncles are cooks, and a few aunts have worked front of house.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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