Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook 

Wins Gold Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (Ippy Awards)!

(May 7, 2014 – Traverse City, MI) - After a long, cold winter, the announcement of the 18th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards has brought a spring-like gust of excellence to the publishing world.

Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books, the "IPPY" Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who "take chances and break new ground." Independent publishers, along with independent booksellers, have long held an important role in the world of books, offering an alternative to "the big five" conglomerated media publishers. Thanks to small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services that give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform, the IPPY universe is rapidly expanding -- and that gives adventurous reader an abundance of new choices. 

This year’s Cookbook category winners also demonstrate a connection to the land. In Cookbook/Nutrition gold medalist, Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook, author Dina Falconi describes the art of foraging: "To forage means to dance with the land. It reconnects us to the exhilarating yet humble place within the web of life."