Francois Couplan: "Wild Plants & Culinary Creativity"
François Couplan is an ethnobotanist and French writer, specialising 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 Muséum National d'histoire Naturelle of 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 encyclopaedias on edible flora plus some 600 articles in various magazines. He has also created l'Institut de Recherches sur les Propriétés de la Flore (France and Switzerland).