Emilee Bell


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, insects, environmental aspects, diet, food habits, local foods

Document Type

Book Review


As the world faces crises of hunger as well as environmental disaster, the authors claim one of the most impactful ways to avert total disaster is to take “eat local” to the extreme. Sidewalk cracks, boat hulls, and abandoned lots are the “foragermarkets” of the future. As incredible as it sounds, Mihaly and Heavenrich stand solidly on science and history: wild food sources, while uncomfortable to the modern eater, are packed with nutrients only whiffed in groceries today. Styled for the middle-grade reader, Mihaly and Heavenrich include legal alerts, safety tips, and even recipes to guide students on the path less tasted to a healthier, more sustainable diet.