WORD | Forager

Discovering this new book Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants ($25) really tickled me. Is it totally relevant to me specifically? No. Do I love it? Yes. The imagery is so beautiful and the concept is so wonderfully old-fashioned. The idea of foraging is a bit mischievous and as it requires climbing trees and being in nature, ripe (get it????) for tomboy style—which is abundant in the book. I found myself discovering new things about plants I see when I walk my dog, and pouring over the plants that grow nowhere near here, because it was almost like reading a travel book about South Florida. As authors Tiffany Noé and George Echevarria note in the introduction, "it is a specific version of where we live, a way to see through Miami's infinite possibilities by noticing some of the oldest features of a constantly changing landscape."