I was at my local grocery store and this caught my eye...
photography was so beautiful on the cover, the texture of the paper was
thick, it was bound well and a quick flip through, I was excited to get
home to read it. I was actually rather surprised to find out it was complimentary.
Here Edible Communities
is The 2011 James Beard Foundation Publication of the Year Award which
"recognizes a publication that demonstrates fresh directions, worthy
ambitions, and a forward-looking approach to food journalism." I can see why as it is a treasure trove of information for foodies that is so beautifully written with absolutely stunning photography. Best of all, it is LOCALLY inspired...LOVE that! Their tag line is "Our Region, Our Stories, Our Food, Season by Season".
It is full of passion for all things food, that is for certain. Edible
lists all the Farmers Markets in your community, features food
artisans, restaurants, recipes and more, much, much more. See if your city
is one of the fortunate ones to be a part of the Edible Communities. I
know when traveling this will be a resource to know where to go, see
and taste the local flavor. Also, follow them on twitter:
Edible Cleveland's Summer 2012...gorgeous!
On an aside, may I just say I am crazy
for french macaroons - more on that in the future.
Below is a bit about the publication via their website:
"The publications produced by the Edible Communities company are “locavores” with national appeal. They are locally grown and community based, like the foods, family farmers, growers, retailers, chefs, and food artisans they feature. The company’s unique publishing model addresses the most crucial trends in food journalism; the publications are rooted in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States and Canada, celebrating local, seasonal foods with the goal of transforming the way we shop, cook, and eat. Their underlying values speak to today’s spirit of shared responsibility: every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis.
Edible Communities is more than a group of high-quality, regional print magazines with compelling storytelling and visual narratives. Through electronic and digital platforms—websites, social media, Edible Radio podcasts, and popular local events—its food journalism carries regional stories to national and global audiences. We believe that in years to come the collected work of these unique publications will serve as a valuable resource for exploring the impact of regional food and agriculture from a grassroots perspective.
At a time when journalists are reinventing traditional publications and embracing digital formats, the Journalism Committee of the James Beard Foundation is proud to recognize Edible Communities for this first-ever award. Edible Communities’ body of work reflects excellence in the ever-changing world of food journalism. Its publications inform and connect today’s food-savvy readers with local communities that stand for a healthful, flavorful, and sustainable food supply."