Eating wildly: foraging for life, love and the perfect meal
Simon & Schuster,
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in New York City, Ava Chin finds sustenance...and so much more. Urban foraging is the new frontier of foraging for foods, and it's all about eating better, healthier, and more sustainably, no matter where you live. Time named foraging the "latest obsession of haute cuisine." And while foraging may be the latest foodie trend, the quest to connect with food and nature is timeless and universal. Ava Chin, aka the "Urban Forager," is an experienced master of the quest. Raised in Queens, New York, by a single mother and loving grandparents, Chin takes off on an emotional journey to make sense of her family ties and romantic failures when her beloved grandmother dies. She retreats into the urban wilds, where parks and backyards provide not only rare and delicious edible plants, but a wellspring of wisdom. As the seasons turn, Chin begins to view her life with new "foraging eyes," experiencing the world as a place of plenty and variety, where every element--from flora to fauna to fungi--is interconnected and interdependent. Her experiences in nature put her on a path to self-discovery, leading to reconciliation with her family and finding true love. Divided into chapters devoted to a variety of edible/medicinal plants, with recipes and culinary information, Eating Wildly will stir your emotions and enliven your taste buds--a moving memoir about the importance of family, relationships, and food.
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|Grouping Title||eating wildly foraging for life love and the perfect meal|
|Grouping Author||chin ava|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-17 23:23:50PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-25 00:11:30AM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction|
|display_description||Chin, who writes the "Wild Edibles" column for the New York Times, goes looking for love, blackberries, and wild garlic in this wildly uneven, yet warmly exhilarating memoir. Trekking through Central Park and other urban beaten paths and backyards, Chin leads us on a journey of discovery as she searches for the tender shoots poking through cement cracks and hardy wild plants resisting winter's bite.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000439875|Book|Books|1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|c2014.|245 p. ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Chin, Ava, Cooking (Wild foods) -- New York (State) -- New York, Urban plants -- New York (State) -- New York, Wild plants, Edible -- New York (State) -- New York|
|title_display||Eating wildly : foraging for life, love and the perfect meal|
|title_full||Eating wildly : foraging for life, love and the perfect meal / Ava Chin|
|title_short||Eating wildly :|
|title_sub||foraging for life, love and the perfect meal|
|topic_facet||Chin, Ava, Cooking (Wild foods), Urban plants, Wild plants, Edible|