Dig in: Edible Manhattan debuts on Monday
For two years, the publishers of Edible Brooklyn have been championing local foods and food folks in the borough.
On Monday, they will become advocates in Manhattan with the newest in the growing line of Edible magazines -- Edible Manhattan.
"Frankly, in the beginning it was too daunting to take on Manhattan," co-publisher Brian Halweil said, adding there could be an Edible for every neighborhood in the city. "Finally we're up to it and we've gotten enough steam to do it."
The line of Edible magazines got its start six years ago when two women from Ojai, a tiny exurb of Los Angeles started a magazine covering their local food and farmers.
Since, the magazine series, which focuses on local foods, artisans, chefs
and eaters, has expanded to 50 communities including, San Francisco, Brooklyn and East End of Long Island.
"You can get everything from the best Russian food to the best Korean, the best from East and West and South Africa," he said. "It may not have all come from here, but because it's the best and it's here, it's still very local."
The magazine will be available at Whole Foods, Zabar's, ABC Home, and various bookstores, wine shops and specialty grocers.
-- Emily Ranager