BY JESSICA SANTINA
It’s a brand-new year at edible Sacramento, and we’ve got plenty of tasty news to share! In fact, there’s lots of new stuff happening here—first, this new blog and website! Welcome!
We’ve been the Greater Sacramento area’s go-to resource for all things local food and drink for 14 years running, and that’s already an impressive record. But things are about to go big around here. The folks over at edible Reno-Tahoe, one of the most successful Edible Communities in the country, have taken us under their wing!
In their seven years as publishers, Amanda Burden and Jaci Goodman have led that magazine to double in size, gone from publishing quarterly to bimonthly, and earned numerous awards (http://www.ediblerenotahoe.com/awards), including Best Overall Design, Advertising General Excellence, General Editorial Excellence, and Best Website from the Nevada Press Association; a 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence for Publication of the Year; and tied for first place in 2016 in the Reno News & Review’s Best Of Awards for Best Publication.
Just think of what we can do here in America’s Farm-to-Fork capital!
It all starts with our upcoming March-April issue, which we’ve aptly themed “Fresh Start.” The news you’ll find inside will be fresh for sure, but so will the look and feel of the magazine, with pages that are even more beautiful and inviting than ever.
Inside those pages, you’ll find:
- Meet Coraline, the world’s newest vegetable! As writer Amber K. Stott tells us, it’s being grown exclusively right here in Northern California and can already be found gracing the plates of Sacramento-area restaurants. Who knew there could be a new vegetable, right? Mind. Blown.
- What’s new with Matt Masera, one of Greater Sac’s hottest chefs? It’s been quite a ride, but as Shannin Stein’s story reveals, he may just have found a creative new groove at Hook and Ladder.
- What do you get when you cross iced coffee with a nitrogen tank? It’s not a joke, it’s nitro coffee, and it’s the coolest thing to happen to your favorite morning beverage since cold brewing! See what all the fuss is about in this story by Edie Baker.
- Follow writer Catherine Enfield into the rarely seen workings of calving season at Lucky Dog Ranch.
PLUS… Find out why springtime might be the hardest time for the area’s wine industry, find out how state lawmakers measure up when it comes to food policies, and meet GivingGarden, the app that makes gardening a snap.
Looks like a tasty new year already, doesn’t it? We hope you’ll enjoy this new fresh start as much as we will!
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog and lots more coming your way from our social media feeds. If you haven’t already (and why haven’t you, by the way?), please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
Jessica Santina, the managing editor for edible Reno-Tahoe and edible Sacramento magazines, is a mother, a writer, and an avid cook and lover of wine. She probably has a glass in her hand now.