DC’s metro area and Capital region has a new source for in-depth information about local food: Edible DC At the heart of the magazine is a commitment to showcasing the unique local flavors, food artisans and farmers and the people and places that make the food from the region special. In it’s premier issue, publisher Susan Able says, “We really aim to capture what is unique and front-leading about our local food scene here and build on the national Edible brand and mission. I stand on the shoulders of giants - dedicated Edible publishers, writers and community leaders who have done so much to promote the importance of eating locally, healthily, and sustainably across the US—and we want to chronicle that momentum here in the DC foodshed area.”
The June 2014 issue, themed ”The Summer Vortex Issue” celebrates summer in the region with a feature on young chefs hosting a picnic, an interview with leaders of the VA wine industry on its future, an interview with the Italian ambassador and chef on Italian food here and in Italy, and coverage of local artisan makers, Gordy’s Pickles and Georges Mill Cheese Farm. Edible DC also features other food entrepreneurs and tastemakers and includes an interview with Zatinya chef, Michael Costa on his patronage of the Penn Quarter farm market—what he shops for, what he makes back at the restaurant and what’s important to him about shopping direct from farmers.
Edible DC is a member of the James Beard Award winning Edible Communities publications, a family of 80+ locally based publications covering local food and a newly launched companion PBS television show, Edible Feast.
Edible DC, a seasonal publication, will be available free starting on June 18th at selected retailers, farmers’ markets, and other locations in the DC, Maryland and Virginia. Subscriptions will also be available for $32 per year for five issues. Additional information about Edible DC can be found at www.edibledc.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.