Gina Rae La Cerva: The Life Story of a Family Recipe
This Week from the Emergence Magazine Podcast
Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Each issue explores a theme through innovative digital media, as well as the written and spoken word. The Emergence Magazine podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories, and more.
Gina Rae La Cerva is a geographer, environmental anthropologist, and the author of Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food. In this narrated essay, Gina Rae revisits her grandfather’s recipes in order to trace the elements of her Sicilian heritage. Through legacies of wild food gathering and feasting, she seeks to embody the traditions that have brought her family joy and sustenance, even in times of grief, conquest, and migration.
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Gina Rae La Cerva is a geographer, environmental anthropologist, and the author of Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food. Her writing has been published in Leonardo/ISAST by MIT Press, THE Magazine, Sage Magazine, Feedback: The Open Humanities Press, The Santa Fe Reporter, and Gender and Forests: Climate Change. She holds degrees from Yale University, The University of Cambridge, and Vassar College. La Cerva is a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and recipient of Yale’s William R. Burch Prize.
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