Our Story

Edible Chicago would not be celebrating nine years in publishing without the loyal readership, advertiser partnerships and subscriber support, and our countless friends and family who have supported us in this journey of storytelling (including the Edible Communities publishing family).

We are also grateful to our extremely talented team of contributors-the writers, photographers and artists who have shared their passion and expertise to tell the stories of our local food community since the first issue. And our dedicated support staff handling sales and marketing. Above all, we celebrate those individuals-the chefs, farmers, growers, purveyors, food and drink artisan producers, authors, educators, policy makers and local food advocates of all ages who spend their days tirelessly providing healthier food options, information and resources to us all. Without these folks, we wouldn't have the good stories to tell.  

BECKY LISCUM, co-founder and publisher of Edible Chicago, is a seasoned gardener, writer, content producer and videographer. Her work has appeared nationally in print and on television, as a 15 year veteran and Emmy award-winning field producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also produced a multiple Telly award-winning video series for Disney.com. Other recent national credits include field producing for the April 2016 PBS series, “10 Parks That Changed America.”  Becky grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and spent portions of her summers in the Driftless region of Richland and Vernon Counties, where her grandparents lived. There, she learned the importance of growing and preserving your own food and watched her grandfather extract honey from the hives on the farm and later, her parents tap maple trees and cook down the sap in a sugar camp on her mother’s homestead. When Becky is not working on Edible Chicago or traveling the country producing video content for her media company Story Buzz Media, she is actively planning land conservation measures for the family homestead. becky@ediblechicago.com

BECKY LISCUM, co-founder and publisher of Edible Chicago, is a seasoned gardener, writer, content producer and videographer. Her work has appeared nationally in print and on television, as a 15 year veteran and Emmy award-winning field producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also produced a multiple Telly award-winning video series for Disney.com. Other recent national credits include field producing for the April 2016 PBS series, “10 Parks That Changed America.” 

Becky grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and spent portions of her summers in the Driftless region of Richland and Vernon Counties, where her grandparents lived. There, she learned the importance of growing and preserving your own food and watched her grandfather extract honey from the hives on the farm and later, her parents tap maple trees and cook down the sap in a sugar camp on her mother’s homestead.

When Becky is not working on Edible Chicago or traveling the country producing video content for her media company Story Buzz Media, she is actively planning land conservation measures for the family homestead.

becky@ediblechicago.com

ANN FLOOD, a third generation Chicagoan, is co-founder and editorial director of Edible Chicago, a part of the James Beard award-winning network of Edible Communities brand magazines. Edible Chicago, now in its ninth year of publication, is published quarterly in both print and digital format.  Ann is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the magazine including story research and writing articles, art direction, website design and editing, blogging, creating and executing social networking campaigns, producing podcasts, and managing a team of sales staff, contributors and volunteers. In 2015 and recently in 2017, Ann was honored by NewCity' Magazine's The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty for outstanding contribution to the city’s food culture. Prior to Edible Chicago, Ann’s career spans 30+ years in marketing, corporate sales in the food and information technology industry and small business consulting. In a sliver of spare time, she is doing preliminary research for a script about a 19th century farmer, educator and self-taught artist from Richland County, Wisconsin. ann@ediblechicago.com


ANN FLOOD, a third generation Chicagoan, is co-founder and editorial director of Edible Chicago, a part of the James Beard award-winning network of Edible Communities brand magazines. Edible Chicago, now in its ninth year of publication, is published quarterly in both print and digital format. 

Ann is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the magazine including story research and writing articles, art direction, website design and editing, blogging, creating and executing social networking campaigns, producing podcasts, and managing a team of sales staff, contributors and volunteers. In 2015 and recently in 2017, Ann was honored by NewCity' Magazine's The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty for outstanding contribution to the city’s food culture.

Prior to Edible Chicago, Ann’s career spans 30+ years in marketing, corporate sales in the food and information technology industry and small business consulting. In a sliver of spare time, she is doing preliminary research for a script about a 19th century farmer, educator and self-taught artist from Richland County, Wisconsin.

ann@ediblechicago.com