Ellen Zachos

Ellen Zachos
Title: Food Instructor and Writer
Business: Back Yard Forager
Expertise: foraging

Ellen Zachos is a foraging expert, instructor, and food writer. She has written six books, including two on edible plants for food and cocktails.


  • Food writer with two books on foraging and using edible plants
  • Foraging instructor and workshop leader



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