Fri, Jun 05|
Gina Rae La Cerva Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food
In conversation with renowned author Deborah Madison.“Feasting Wild is indeed a feast - a memorable, genre-defying work that blends anthropology and adventure, love and loss. Gina Rae La Cerva is a keen observer and a wonderful writer.” — Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction
Date, Time & Location
Jun 05, 2020, 6:00 PM MDT
About the Event
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A writer and anthropologist searches for wild foods—and reveals what we lose in a world where wildness itself is misunderstood, commodified, and hotly pursued.
For most of human history, we hunted and gathered. Today, most people will never eat anything undomesticated, so-called "wild foods" are becoming expensive commodities, served to the wealthy in top restaurants. And yet the desire to eat wild has never been stronger.
To understand this trend, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva traces our relationship to wild foods and shows what we sacrifice when we domesticate them. She forages for wild onions in a Danish cemetery, tracks the trade in illegal bush meat from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Europe, sips elusive bird’s nest soup in Borneo, and smuggles Swedish "heartbreak" moose meat home in her suitcase.
Feasting Wild is a remarkable celebration of biodiversity, Indigenous and women's knowledge, our vital connection to nature, and delicious flavors!
Thoughtful, ambitious, and wide-ranging, Feasting Wild challenges us to take a closer look at the way we eat today.
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