Today, the Dining & Wine section of The New York Times featured, on its front page, Renewing America’s Food Traditions—Gary Paul Nabhan’s  collection of cultural histories, recipes, and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. While offering a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinct—the passenger pigeon—the book doesn’t dwell on tragic losses. Instead, it highlights the success stories of food recovery, habitat restoration, and market revitalization that chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and foresters have recently achieved. Through such “food parables,” Renewing America’s Food Traditions builds a persuasive argument for eater-based conservation. Read the Times article here.