Oh boy, I have been waiting for this for a long time! Being a food magazine hoarder myself, I always wished for one that concentrated on the amazing qualities, restaurants, chefs, markets and everything else that Cleveland has to offer. I would read other food magazines out there, and although their recipes and stories would be lovely, it was very rare when something truly hit home. I would find places to dine when on vacation, dreams of meeting famous chefs all over the world and aspirations of foreign lands. Well as being a stay at home mom of two busy little boys our traveling time has been cut way back. We scrimp and save pennies as much a possible and instead of finding fun and excitement all over the world we have been loving all that our own city has to offer. And Cleveland has a lot! We are so blessed to live in a city that is so proud of its accomplishments. We may be small but our food scene is a BIG one! And you don't always have to spend a lot to have a blast experiencing them.
So an answer to my prayers has finally come. This quarterly magazine edible Cleveland, will feature all the things that you want to know about the Cleveland area and so much more. I know that when I go out and dine at my favorite local restaurant, or shop at the busy farmers market down the street I am truly inspired by the food I eat and the eggs or veggies I hold in my hands. It becomes personal. And now it can grow into even more then that. I would love to learn how those farmers got their start, how they have changed over the years and what their plans are for the future. Now I will be able to! edible Cleveland has promised these things:
We created edible Cleveland to bring attention to the people and stories that make up our local food community. edible Cleveland serves as resources for finding out what's in season, who’s producing it, and where you can find it. Every season the quarterly publication will introduce you to the people instrumental in making Cleveland’s food scene so vibrant.
Every issue of edible Cleveland will express our core values:
Beauty counts. We want to publish a magazine that’s worthy of the paper it’s printed on. Striking photography, the well-turned phrase, and a gorgeous layout combine to create an experience that feels remarkably indulgent. Browsing the pages of edible Cleveland will be an inspiration, and every issue will be an object of beauty.edible Cleveland is currently in the works and is already accepting subscriptions! Yay! A years subscription is $28 and you can get it here: Subscribe Today.
Be optimistic. edible Cleveland is a celebration. As such, we will strive to tell the stories that extend our sense of community, deepen our understanding of practices, satisfy our curiosities about food, and cultivate a vibrant food culture.
Local matters. Although edible Cleveland is a member of a thriving national movement, the focus of our work is local, and it will stay that way. We will work with local writers and artists to capture the people, places and food that make up our region’s particular culinary culture.
Be of value. edible Cleveland will be a resource for everyone interested in our food culture and will strive to bridge the gap between those who love food and their food sources.
But they have also offered up an amazing giveaway to all of my readers! You each have a chance to win a years subscription to edible Cleveland!!! How fun is that?!! All you need to do in the comments below is tell me what local person would you like to sit down to dinner with? Is it our very own Iron Chef America, the chef of a local restaurant, the butcher of your favorite shop inside the Westside Market, that farmer you chat with each Saturday morning when you pick up your weekly CSA, or maybe even a local food blogger like me?! You tell me- you can't get it wrong. Our food scene is overflowing with amazing dinner guests!
Tell me about it here (no facebook or twitter this time!) and that is all it takes! Hurry up you only have until April 2nd to enter and then I will draw a winner with the help of random.org. This is super awesome so don't waste any time.
To read even more about edible Cleveland please hop over to their sites and check them out!
Edible Communities: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/content/
Now go enter!!!