A native New Yorker, Ava Chin is the author of “Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal,” and is the Urban Forager blogger for the New York Times. The New York Times Book Review called the book “instructive and often charming. . . . ‘Eating Wild’ should inspire readers to grab a box cutter and some baggies and head for the nearest park.” Chin is an associate professor of creative nonfiction and journalism at the City University of New York. .