Letter From The Publisher: Spring 2017
It’s our Grow issue!
From getting started with a kitchen garden to joining the swarm of backyard beekeepers, come explore the growing local food scene across the Bay Area Peninsula and South Bay. Limited in your garden space or green thumb skills? We’ve found opportunities for hands-on learning in community gardens. Or take those first garden steps with easy-to-grow herbs that provide health, nutrition and flavor to any recipe.
Ready to expand your food health IQ? See our edible flower picks, try our easy Sunday Brunch recipes with seasonal combinations, such as the Strawberry Coconut Scones (pg. 32) and venture into clean eating with local author and nutritionist Rebecca Katz. Three bowl-licking recipes—including the inflammation-fighting Magic Mineral Broth from her book Clean Soups—are ready to put some spring into your step.
Check out restaurants serving from their own gardens and discover San Jose’s bubbling foodie neighborhood of Willow Glen. We take you on a tasting tour with a long-time local who shares insider knowledge of where to nibble, dine and sip in this historic and neighborly hot spot. Then head to the hills of Saratoga, where the legendary vintner Kathryn Kennedy left her mark and blazed a trail for women in winemaking, and hear from the area’s women in wine today.
And finally, we celebrate the growth of the local food movement as we mark the 15th anniversary of Edible Communities, a network of 100 locally owned publications across the United States and Canada. Our feature story (pg. 41) profiles the history of Edible Communities and gives us all a local food perspective on where we have come from and where we can grow.