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Online Book Club – “Feasting Wild” by Dina Nayeri
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our new Bixby Online Book Club! We will meet every second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm. Our July meeting will be July 8th, 7pm-8pm. We will be reading “Feasting Wild” by Gina Rae La Cerva. Register to attend using this link: https://bit.ly/bixjulybookclub
This title is available to Bixby Library card holders as an ebook and audiobook on hoopla. To access ebooks, you will need your library barcode and password. You can find directions on how to login and use hoopla on the library website. Hoopla access is made possible through the use of the Freda Fishman Stroh Cultural grant.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please email any questions to Laksamee Cave, email@example.com
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.
Two centuries ago, nearly half the North American diet was found in the wild. Today, so-called “wild foods” are becoming expensive commodities, served to the wealthy in top restaurants. In Feasting Wild, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva traces our relationship to wild foods and shows what we sacrifice when we domesticate them-including biodiversity, Indigenous knowledge, and an important connection to nature.
Along the way, she samples wild foods herself, sipping elusive bird’s nest soup in Borneo and smuggling Swedish moose meat home in her suitcase. Thoughtful, ambitious, and wide-ranging, Feasting Wild challenges us to take a closer look at the way we eat today.