Teacher, writer, photographer, and author of 20 cookbooks including The Herbalist’s Kitchen, The Healing Herbs Cookbook, Preserving, and Coconut 24/7, Pat Crocker is a foodie and culinary herbalist.
With over 1.5 million books in print and over a dozen translated into eleven languages, Pat has been honored twice by the International Herb Association and she received the
2009 Gertrude H. Foster award from the Herb Society of America for Excellence in
Herbal Literature. Her books, The Juicing Bible and The Vegan Cook’s Bible attained
‘Best in the World’ awards from the International Gourmand Culinary Guild.
A professional Home Economist (BAA, BEd), specializing in herbs and healthy foods, Pat has been growing, photographing, teaching, and writing about herbs, herb gardens, food, and healthy diets for over four decades.
Former high school foods teacher; owner of Crocker International Communications Inc., a niche food public relations company operating in Toronto; and former host of River- song Herb Walk and Wild Gourmet Lunch programs, Pat knows about food and herbs from the ground up. Now a regular writer for food and garden magazines, Pat’s articles have appeared in national magazines and newspapers in Canada and the U.S.
Past president of both the Ontario Herbalists’ and the Ontario Home Economics Associa- tions, Pat actively participates in the Herb Society of America, the International Herb Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Cuisine Canada, Garden Writers of America, and the Culinary Historians of Canada.