In Our Winter 2016 Issue
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Ah, the New Year. A new calendar, a fresh start. A perfect time to reassess. As you’re considering resolutions, we have a few suggestions for your consideration, as well as help to support your goals:
Resolve to do more with less – If a focus on “leaning” his work can help a farmer grow more food on two-thirds less land than he previously farmed (Leaner, Greener, More Profitable and Productive
on page 22), a little extra thoughtfulness about what we consume and when might make our lives less cluttered and more fulfilled.
Cook at home – There’s a lot more than food served up when gathered around a family table, whether it’s Sunday supper or a quick weeknight meal. In Tasting the Past on page 18, local chefs share favorite dishes steeped in memories. Perhaps one will become a new tradition for you and your family.
Shop local – Whether it’s a weekly visit to your closest farmers’ market (see our Source Guide on page 29) or a trip to a special destination such as Mazzaro (A European Vacation, Just around the Corner, page 14), spending money at locally-owned businesses not only supports those businesses,
but our Tampa Bay economy.
Here at edible our resolution is simple: keep learning more about the fantastic world of food in our area, and sharing the stories of amazing farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs and food artisans with you. It’s a hard job, but somebody has to do it!
Cheers! And best wishes for a very happy and nourishing New Year!
-Kay Clark, Publisher/Editor
P.S. In case you miss him in this issue, the Uncorked Dork isn’t gone, just on a temporary hiatus (I heard he imbibed a bit too much over the holidays, surprise, surprise). He’ll be back!