Ava Chin grew up and Queens and has been foraging for the better part of her life. In her new memoir (and guide) "Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal," Chin explains how foraging has been a part of her life, and helped her to understand and appreciate the changes it brings you.

We asked Chin, a CUNY professor who also writes about foraging for The New York Times and other publications, to share with us five wild plants that can be foraged right now in New York City and to lend her thoughts on how to prepare them.

Chin will be doing a reading from "Eating Wildly" on Thursday, June 5 at Word Up! Community Bookstore in Washington Heights at 7 p.m. Other food writers will also be reading from their books.