Connie Green is the founder and "head huntress" of Wine Forest Wild Mushrooms, the first and most highly regarded wild foods business in the United States, with a clientele of top chefs around the country. Sarah Patterson Scott served as executive chef for Robert Mondavi Winery from 1993 to 2006 and is now a chef, lecturer and culinary consultant. Both authors live in Napa Valley, California.
"I'm crazy for The Wild Table because it goes right to the source of all good edibles-the plants that grow happily all by themselves outside the garden walls where they figure out how to live with no help from us humans at all. I have long loved eating wild foods, but this book goes far beyond a causal love affair. It's a work born out of deep commitment, passion, and enthusiasm for the edible wild plant world, a world we'd all do well to know much more about. Kudos to both authors!" -Deborah Madison, Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers markets "A useful, essential, full-of-joy book with delectable recipes, The Wild Table brings me back to my youth, my family, and our Sunday meal of nettle (ortie) soup and field mushrooms (rosT) that my mother served with her chicken with cream sauce." -Jacques PTpin, author of Fast Food My Way "The foundation of every cuisine is great ingredients. Connie's passion for foraging comes through in the amazing foodstuffs she provides chefs by bringing the wild bounties of Northern California into our kitchens." -Grant Achatz, chef and co-owner of Alinea restaurant "Connie has really opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of foraged foods and wild mushrooms. Her knowledge and passion have shaped me over the years to be a better chef, an inspiration she has stirred in countless other chefs around the country. The Wild Table truly delivers her amazing devotion to all things wild." -Donald Link, author of Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana (winner of James Beard Award for American Cooking) "Sarah Scott has for over 20 years cooked deliciously for us. She is a creative sensitive talented chef inspired by what the season brings in the garden or what she finds in the outback. The Wild Table is full of her incredible recipes, and it is a delicious cookbook." -Margrit Mondavi, author of The House of Mondavi