For me, the sure sign that the seasons are changing is the arrival of my review copy of Edible Boston.
This issue's cover is another fabulous Michael Piazza photo of a fermentation pot by potter Jeremy Ogusky. Inside, you'll learn how this man has spearheaded a local fermentation movement. From sauerkraut to kimchi, we are all eating more fermented foods and this article features some of the ways we can learn more about this age-old food preservation method.
I always turn to John Lee's Farmer's Diary. I love having this point of view from someone who spends their days on the farm and thinking about the present and future of farming. I had the great pleasure of interviewing John Lee for Serious Eats a while back and was so impressed with the thoughful and intelligent approach he takes to the farming life.
This issue, he will tell you a bit about the "50 x 60" New England Food Vision – a goal of supplying 50% of our food Requirements by 2060.
This issue also contains a timely Cookbook round up. For holiday giving or for yourself, it contains a great selection of titles.
You'll meet another issue full of food makers, food growers, and food curators. And, the ads will give you lots of great ideas for holiday gifting. Of course, a gift subscription to Edible Boston itself would be the perfect holiday gift for anyone who is a lover of fresh, local food, and the people who bring it our way.
Support publisher, Ilene Bezahler and her talented team
First, pick up a copy of Edible Boston at one of these locations. In fact, pick up two copies and share one with a food loving friend or leave it where someone might discover it among lesser publications and become a new fan.
May I suggest that you let their sponsors know you saw them in the magazine and grab an extra copy and get it to someone else who cares about supporting the local food movement. Also, if you have a blog, twitter account, or facebook page, write about them, link to them, follow them, retweet their tweets, like them on facebook, and in general, spread the word about this great asset to our community.
And, to be sure you never miss an issue, you can subscribe over on their website!
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Words: Penny Cherubino
Covershot: Courtesy of Edible Boston