NPR’s Code Switch “Finding Generations of Family—and History—on Chinatown’s Mott Street” (May 29, 2023)

WNYC’s All of It A Family History in Chinatown with Alison Stewart (June 15, 2023)

CSPAN’s After Words interview with Yale historian Mary Lui (April 2023)

PBS’ MetroFocus interview with host Jack Ford (May 2023)

Barnes & Noble’s Poured Over with Miwa Messer (April 29, 2023)

The Conversation’s Don’t Call Me Resilient “A 5th Generation New Yorker Traces Her Family History and Finds the Roots of Anti-Asian Violence and Asian Resistance” with Vinita Srivastava.


San Francisco Chronicle, Review (May 4, 2023)

Los Angeles Review of Books “Echoes of Her Ancestors” (May 4, 2023)

Eating Wildly

PBS’ Victory Garden “New York City” episode on urban foraging (minute 6:43), air date January 2015.

Illinois Public Media’s WillAg’s Backyard Industry “Words on the Plate” (August 20, 2014)

City University of New York Radio’s “Foraging for Food—and Love” podcast (July 8, 2014)

Los Angeles Public Radio KCRW, “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman “Urban Foraging in Laurel Canyon” (June 6, 2014)

Baltimore Public Radio WEAA, “The Marc Steiner Show,” “Eating Wildly with Ava Chin/Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan” (June 10, 2014)

San Francisco’s KGO, Cooking With Ryan Scott (June 21, 2014)

NY Public Radio (WNYC), “All Things Considered,” Last Chance Foods (Amy Eddings) “Foraging for One of the World’s Healthiest Greens” (May 30, 2014)

Tampa Community Radio (WMNF), “From a Woman’s Point of View” (Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt) (May 22, 2014)

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), the “Joy Cardin Show,” “Time Is Right For Urban Foraging, Author Says” (May 20, 2014)


Library Journal’s “Best Books of 2014” (Memoir) (October 22, 2014)

Bloom and the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center Review/Interview (November 24, 2014)

The Los Angeles Review of Books “Eating off the Grid” interview (August 13, 2014) and “Foraging for Love” (September 10, 2014)

The New York Times Book Review “Foodies” shortlist (July 11, 2014)

Edible Manhattan Book excerpt + “Weed Eater: Ava Chin Finds Nourishment Everywhere She Looks” (July/August 2014)

More magazine “The Bookivore’s Dilemma: 25 Delicious Choices” (July/August 2014)

L.A. Weekly “Eating Wildly: A Memoir of Urban Foraging” (July 2, 2014)

Martha Stewart “In the Weeds: A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging” (May 29, 2014)

Elle “The Fancy Health Foods Lurking in Your Backyard” (May 29, 2014)

Paper magazine “Author Ava Chin on Love and Urban Foraging” (May 21, 2014)

The Day Connecticut “Walking (and Eating) on the Wild Side” (May 21, 2014)

Flavorwire “Summer Reading: 20 New Nonfiction Books That Will Make You Smarter” (May 19, 2014)

Boston Globe review (May 17, 2014)

Saveur “Books Worth Buying: May’s Best Food and Drink Releases” (May 13, 2014)

The Village Voice “Probe NYC’s Leafy Bounty With Ava Chin’s Eating Wildly” (May 13, 2014)

Kirkus Reviews “Ava Chin” feature (May 13, 2014)

Huffington Post review by Carol Muske-Dukes “Eating Wild” (May 13, 2014)

Huffington Post “9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading” (May 9, 2014)

The Nabe “Urban Forager Ava Chin Writes About Searching for Food & Love in New Memoir” (May 6, 2014)

Shambhala Sun “Books in Brief” (May 2014)

Vogue “Spring’s Best Food Books Will Make You Hungry” (April 2014)

Wall St. Journal Metropolis “Q&A: Eating Wildly in New York City” (April 23, 2014)

Library Journal “Stop Seeking and You Shall Find: Memoir” *Starred review. (April 21, 2014)

Kirkus Reviews “A professor and journalist’s engaging account of how being an urban forager in NYC led her to unexpected personal enlightenment.” (April 1, 2014)