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Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal Hardcover – May 13, 2014

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A few dandelion greens here, some wood sorrel there, perhaps some daylily shoots thrown in for color and tang. Creating a meal from what some would call weeds was Chin’s specialty. The “Urban Forager” columnist for the New York Times, Chin happily spent her days like a rabbit, nibbling her way around the city streets and urban parks of her native Brooklyn. She did this not out of necessity due to impoverished circumstances but out of a passion for the healthy, diverse cuisine and healing properties native plants provide. She also did it out of a sense of loss and discovery. Abandoned by her father before she was born, Chin was raised by an embittered single mother and doting grandparents. Although she ultimately achieved professional success, her personal relationships failed miserably. Foraging helped her understand loss and rejection, and her poignantly candid memoir illustrates that one sometimes has to veer from the beaten path to find what one needs in life and in love. --Carol Haggas


"In this instructive and often charming book, Chin, who wrote the Urban Forager blog for The New York Times, explores uncultivated tracts of land -- from Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Central Park in Manhattan to...a housing complex in Boulder, Colo. -- in search of physical and emotional sustenance....Studded with instructions for everything from identifying edible preparing a wild foods brunch..."Eating Wildly" should inspire readers to grab a box cutter and some baggies and head for the nearest park."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Chin's story is as much about her personal journey as it is about the food, a pot-boiling mix of narrative and instruction. Sharply revealing, and, at times, uncomfortably honest, the book throws wide a window into a fascinating New York -- nee, American -- story, that's thrillingly voyeuristic to read and unbearably human." --
The Village Voice

"A delectable feast of the heart."
--Kirkus Reviews

"From the first pages of Chin's memoir-with-recipes, you'll be rooting for her as she roots for wild edibles in NYC."
--MORE magazine

"Chin's memoir is the story of finding when you've stopped looking so hard and offers practical advice for foragers of all experience levels."
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; First Edition (May 13, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 145165619X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1451656190
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches
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Ava Chin is the author of "Mott Street: A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion & Homecoming" (Penguin Press), which Publisher's Weekly described as "stunning," and the NY Times called "sensitive, ambitious, well-reported." Kirkus deemed her award-winning debut memoir "Eating Wildly" (Simon & Schuster) "A delectable feast of the heart." Chin's writing has appeared in the New York Times ("Urban Forager"), the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Saveur, and SPIN magazine, among others. An associate professor of creative nonfiction at CUNY, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter. The Huffington Post named Ava Chin one of "9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading."

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