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."
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.