Feasting Wild | Gina Rae La Cerva
Presented by the History Book Festival
Thursday, October 22 | 5 PM
This combination of memoir and travelogue traces the relationship between “wild food” and environmental conservation. Foraged foods—two centuries ago the mainstay of the North American diet—are now becoming a luxury, served to the wealthy in exclusive restaurants. The author discusses philosophies toward “wild nature” over time and explores the impacts of colonialism, capitalism, climate change, and slavery on wild foods. We meet the wild food gatherers of today and go behind-the-scenes of the trendy wild food industry.