For years now, I’ve envied all the other cities out there that had their own Edible magazines. It just seemed wrong that a vibrant food town like Philly didn’t have its own food-focused publication. Happily, my envious days are over. The very first issue of Edible Philly finally hit newsstands this month.
This first issue is filled with good stuff, including a story about locally made ciders, a piece about Bethlehem, PA, and gorgeous, photo-heavy spread about Di Bruno Bros., Philly’s cheese institution.
Some of my favorite local writers and photographers contributed to this issue, including Tara Matazara Desmond (I’ve been raving about her new book, Choosing Sides, to anyone who will listen), fab photog Albert Yee, and Madame Fromage herself, Tenaya Darlington. I am honored to be listed among so much talent.
I wrote about beets for the In Season column in this issue. I had so much fun developing the recipes and have made the both the roasted beet dip and the beet and potato latkes repeatedly since writing that piece. The latkes would be a fun way to mix up your Hanukkah table this year, if you’re looking for fresh inspiration.
I’m looking forward to reading (and hopefully contributing to!) many future issues of Edible Philly. It’s such a good addition to the city’s food scene!