François Couplan

François Couplan

Ethnobotanist, France


Wild Plants and Culinary Creativity

François Couplan is an ethnobotanist and French writer, specializing in traditional uses of wild and cultivated plants, which he has studied on five continents.

A graduate of the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, knight of the Ordre du Mérite Agricole, and holder of a doctorate of the Musée National d’histoire Naturelle de Paris, he has given workshops on the study of wildlife since the seventies in first the United States then Europe. It was his work with French chef Marc Veyrat that inspired him to work more closely with edible plants.

Francois has gone on to author over fifty published books on plants and nature, including two encyclopedias on edible flora, plus some 600 articles in various magazines.

 

 

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