a few words from edible CHICAGO
With the events of the last few months unfolding in ways many of us never imagined, it might seem tempting to burrow into the comforts of home and retreat from experiences outside our familiar routines. But now more than ever, we need to explore, whether in our own city or region or to other parts of this great continent. We all need to strengthen our connection to community, to listen to other people’s stories and learn from their perspectives. The more we get out of our geographical comfort zone, the greater our possibilities for discovery.
In this spirit of exploration, we arrived at the concept of a special Travel edition of Edible Chicago. Since we know many of our readers hit the road, hop a train or jump on a plane at least once a year, we wanted to introduce you to some of our other favorite Edible destinations, brought to you by the award-winning writers and publishers within Edible Communities, a network of 100 locally owned titles in cities spanning the vast and rich cultures within North America, from Santa Fe to New Orleans to Aspen and–closer to home–to Door County in Wisconsin and Grande Traverse, Michigan. All of our comrades have mined the stories of their region for the best food, drink and culinary travel experiences.
From a quaint bar hotel in New Orleans to the ski slopes and summer mountain adventures in Aspen, we have some gems to put on your “we have to try this when we get to …” list. Also, be sure to check out your chosen destination at ediblecommunities.com for other ideas on how to explore like a local. And, as always, when planning a “Staycation” in Chicago, use us as your hometown resource: ediblechicago.com.
Turning to what to put on your table this season–just when you thought you might have to settle for wimpy greens trucked in from miles away this winter–learn about a company that provides fresh Chicago-grown lettuce and herbs. Small carbon footprint, big taste.
To embrace the drudgeries of this cold and snowy winter we also help you plan a warm potluck supper where you can talk about your next great Edible destination with friends and family. Pack your copy of Edible Chicago and send us a photo of you holding our magazine in your vacation location: firstname.lastname@example.org.