Edible Chicago Winter 2012 is Out – Find One Now!

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February 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Edible Chicago Magazine’s Winter 2012 is hot off the press.  You can find the latest issue at your local farmers markets, specialty food stores and grocers, and at some of the restaurants that support sourcing local and artisanal products in their menus.  Edible Chicago is Edited and Published by Friends of Beet, Ann Flood and RJ Liscum. Ann and RJ are dedicated to publishing stories about people, places and organizations that are trying to create a more sustainable food system and improving the lives of everyone by eating good food. Edible Chicago debuted Summer 2008.

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We found lots to love this issue.  Ann and RJ did a great job picking contributors, subjects and issues.  They got another friend of Beet, Grant Kessler, to contribute. The cover shot and TOC photos were photographed by Grant.  Dana Benigno, Executive Director of the Green City Market, Chef and author contributed a guide to “Fresh Homemade Lasagna Made Easy in Your Kitchen,” using local ingredients.  Other articles include “Tushiya Sweets & Treats” by Anne Spiselman and  ”Expanding the Horizon of Illinois Grain: Breslin Farms” by Monica Kass Rogers (who has also written for the Local Beet and writes even more at Lostrecipesfound.com) . Go pick up the magazine to see what else is inside.

Trouble finding a copy of Edible Chicago, they have a list of distribution points on their website (with additional distribution points added in the coming weeks) or you can subscribe here . Want to read it online?  A link to the dynamic online edition is here, and it includes 4 embedded videos.

Edible Chicago is Chicagoland’s only print magazine solely dedicated to showcasing and promoting our local food shed.  It offers its readers a direct connection to the local producers who can provide a bounty of fresh ingredients for consumption. Their mission is to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat and relate to the food that is grown and produced in the Chicago area. They value local, seasonal, authetic foods and culinary traditions. Edible Chicago strive’s to put a face on every farmer as well as tell their stories and champion their efforts towards a more sustainable food system.  Do enjoy their work.  We do.

Need another good excuse to get the latest issue?  Well, Edible Chicago, in conjunction with Brooklyn Brewery, is having a launch party, The Quarterly Carousal,  February 29 at Sheffields, 3258 North Sheffield from 7-9pm. Admission is free but you need to reserve a space by emailing events@ediblechicago.com in the subject line put “Quarterly Carousal #1″.

Edible is ,also, a part of the Edible Communities network of 70 magazines and growing. The Edible Communities is a publishing and information services company that creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States and Canada. Through their publications, supporting websites, and events, they connect consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds. They believe that every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis and that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing. The interesting angle is that the EC is a for-profit, member-driven corporation — individuals who own their publications are local-foods advocates and residents of the communities they publish in — a business model that not only supports the EC values, but also preserves the integrity of member publications and the communities they serve.

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