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."
All you foodies out there that love high-quality products yet don't always have the time to make a salad dressing or marinade from scratch, Garlic Expressions to the rescue.
I was first introduced to this product several years ago via one of my dear friend's families whom live in Perrysburg, Ohio where the product is from. They would take me to Croy's which is the restaurant where it all started. They began bottling it for retail sale in 1993. I can remember visiting and my friend's mother went on and on about Garlic Expressions as she dressed the salad she was about to serve for dinner. Know that she is AMAZING in the kitchen and she said, "This is as good as anything I can make". Hence, it was purchased by the case and a few bottles were sent home with me.
From then on, Garlic Expressions has been a staple in my pantry. Yes, it is perfect for salads but also wonderful as a marinade for meat and veggies. Check out all the great recipe ideas on their site.
If you need anymore coaxing, it is:
As summer came to a close, I made my way to Rittman, OH for the last batch of peaches at Bauman Orchards and then stopped at Rittman Orchards where I came across this peck of heirloom tomotoes on their "seconds" table. Believe me, there was nothing seconds about these and you won't believe what they cost...$5...seriously. Now how crazy is that?!
After a visit to my friend Jodi's where she served roasted tomatoes
from her garden, I was inspired to roast some myself. It could not have been
easier. Here is the "recipe share" from her blog. Four packed cookie
and this was the result...
They were crazy, crazy good and I thought for sure the peck would yeild enough to freeze some but not so much on that one. This shall become an annual thing and next year I will definitely make sure to roast enough to freeze.Posted By: debbie On: 2010-09-28 13:32:12
This is a new fruit discovery and I have whole foods to thank via this wonderful sample they were offering one random Saturday...
I snapped some up that day and have since served this recipe to family and friends several times. It is absolutely outstanding! believe me, these mangoes are fabulous on their own!
Give them a try...I promise you will not be disappointed.
Posted By: debbie On: 2010-06-10 18:09:55