Trying to take "eat locally" from cliché to reality is Edible South Florida, a dead-tree and online magazine devoted to the gastronomic bounty of our own little corner of paradise, set to debut midmonth.
Edible Publisher Katie Sullivan is a Miami native who went over to the Dark Side (AKA New York) for several years before moving back to launch the quarterly magazine, part of a national franchise of Edibles that now numbers about 60.
The inaugural issue features pieces by chefs Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink) on seasonal ingredients and John Critchley (Area 31) on sustainable seafood, as well as a look at Miami's suddenly trendy food trucks (like Chef Jeremiah's converted Airstream trailer, dubbed Gastropod) and at food co-ops and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). It also offers assorted newsy and event tidbits, which will be updated constantly on the web.
Though the local locavore movement is still a baby compared to those in such foodcentric cities as New York and L.A., Sullivan says it's "exploded all at once" and is "growing and growing."
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If you want to see what she means, Edible South Florida is available free at Whole Foods Markets and by subscription for $28 a year (so you don't have to drive around looking for a copy). The online magazine will go live by the end of January so you can both eat locally and read about eating locally.