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  • Catherine Skerrett

    I just finished your book! A few reasons I didn’t stop till I finished reading it! I was born in Brooklyn, work in Manhattan and knew the sites you mentioned, wanted to see who you married without skipping to the end as I usually do! YES, I ENJOYED YOUR BOOK VERY MUCH!!!

  • Ava Chin Post author

    Thanks so much Catherine! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book. I’ll be doing more events in the fall around town, so feel free to drop by if you’re around. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Derek

    Hi Ava,

    I was recently introduced to your work and think it is both motivating and inspiring. I’m writing from the Northeast and really curious on learning more about when wild edibles are in their harvest season (For example, when is the optimal time to go search for pine nuts? What should I be looking for in early March?) Do you have anything you can share that might be helpful or point me in the right direction? Thanks so much!!

    Derek

  • Ava Chin Post author

    Thank you for the kind words, Derek. For most of us in the northeastern part of the country, the growing season doesn’t start until the spring when the ramps and morel mushrooms are out. However, I do forage throughout the winter months as well, mainly just to enjoy the walk as pickings are very slim. In NYC, April is the month when things start picking up, but it can be earlier as you head further south. Which part of the country are you in? Pine nuts, sadly, are only available from a specific type of pine tree that mainly grows in the southwest.

    Try to find expert foragers leading tours in your area. I’ve seen foraging groups on Meetup and Facebook, and local mycological societies are always filled with interesting people. As for books, my favorite is Euell Gibbons Stalking the Wild Asparagus, plus guides like the Peterson Field Guides, Leda Meredith’s Northeast Foraging, and Sam Thayer’s The Forager’s Harvest.

    Also, because word of mouth is so important, consider posting a review of Eating Wildly on Amazon? A little goes a long way…

    Enjoy, and let me know how your foraging journey goes!

  • Junzi Kitchen

    Hi Ava, thanks for participating in our New Haven spring community slideshow. Will you be in New Haven anytime soon for any events? We’re interested in the possibility of incorporating foraged ingredients into some of our dishes.

    –Reed