In Our January/February 2017 Issue
Letter from the Publisher
I want to say hello, but first I want to say thank you. Thank you for reading Edible San Diego magazine! This labor of love, nurtured from a little seedling by Riley Davenport and John Vawter over the past seven years, is a cherished and expressive publication I feel very fortunate to have inherited.
We encounter each other here on the cusp of a new year, and 2017 will be all about renewal at Edible San Diego. As the new Publisher and Executive Editor I have embarked on this exciting venture because it felt like a perfect fit. As a daughter, sister, mother and wife, I have a deeply rooted interest in wholesome lifestyles. I’m connected with people with all kinds of backgrounds and experiences around food and health, as I know you are. My childhood spent outdoors in nature, reading and traveling, my curiosity about the interconnectedness of people and the planet, my past work with community organizations, and the energy I rediscover when working with people on projects that inspire...all these things have motivated me to embrace publishing the magazine you hold in your hands and to develop it to better serve the needs of our community.
Please accept my personal invitation to join me on the exciting journey to expand Edible San Diego in ways that reflect the beautiful diversity of San Diego’s people and landscape. We’ve all heard the adage that we are what we eat. Well, that can be a chicken and the egg situation, can’t it? How we define ourselves and what we put in our mouths are not written in stone. On the contrary, I envision Edible San Diego emerging as an ever more welcoming, authentic, and definitive place where we share knowledge and aspirations about our food system, eating better, celebrating our many culinary traditions, and learning more about where our sustenance comes from so that we can support those places. It’s all connected.
This quest already includes action items! I will be carrying out the Edible San Diego Ramble during 2017, an exploratory tour of our county’s food leaders, innovators, and tasty places to eat and drink locally. Along the way, let’s connect on social media, making sure that Edible San Diego grows in ways that reflect your needs, interests and wishes.
So let’s do this. Let’s make Edible San Diego and each other thrive together! The “stone soup” is on the stove and all are invited. The results will be delicious (and nutritious!).
-Katie Stokes, Publisher and Executive Editor