In Our Winter 2016 Issue

By Kay Clark | Last Updated January 01, 2016
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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!

Quick Bites: Buying Local, Supporting Sustainable

Buying local and supporting sustainable is important. Here are a few of our favorite things from businesses in the Tampa Bay Area.

Leaner, Greener, More Profitable and Productive

leaner greener illustration
Despite the popularity of farmers markets and our collective love affair with the idea of farm life, small and mid-size producers face gigantic hurdles.

Edible Reads: Uniquely Florida Stories, Uniquely Florida Food

good catch
This book combines stories of Florida's people, history and culture while including recipes for seafood, sides, desserts and more.

The Urban Homesteader: Herbalicious!

Growing herbs in kitchen garden
An environmental consultant by trade, Cara Cooper shares the lessons she's learned as her garden has grown into a full-fledged urban homestead.

How to Cook an Egg

how to cook an egg
Whether you're boiling, scrambling, poaching, or frying, we've got the how-to and tips for perfectly cooking any type of egg you fancy.

Dessie Prescott's Deviled Crab

deviled crab
Deviled crab is a crab meat croquette. After being sautéed with seasonings, the meat is dished into individual ramekins — making it the perfect appetizer.

A European Vacation, Just Around the Corner

serrano ham
Enter the always lively St. Petersburg food emporium known as Mazzaro Italian Market and you can easily mistake the scene for a bustling, European street lined with butcher shops, bakeries, produce...

Edible Memories: Tasting the Past

linguini carbonaro
Here we share some favorite meals from local chefs … recipes that just may help you create new food memories with family and friends.

Lemon Thyme Cookies

lemon thyme cookies recipe
These lemon thyme cookies are unique and have quite the lemon kick utilizing both zest and topped with lemon glaze.
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