The stories and drinks compiled in this issue will carry you away—not necessarily to the mountains, ocean or countryside, but to places better still.
These are the stories I will tell as I gather with my friends and family this holiday season. Because even as the world seems hostile, or a tweet or two away from becoming completely dark, there are still so many of us who are coming together.
Because just as any meal can be improved by the use of spices—saffron from Iran, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, sumac from Sicily—our country can be improved by adapting at home the recipes that work so well elsewhere.
None of the people featured in these stories—or involved in their telling—are just fiddling. They’re providing the music that makes our region worth celebrating in the first place.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but the parents of innovation have always been love and hope.
Every garden begins with just one thing: the decision to pick up a shovel. We hope these stories inspire you to start digging.
During the holidays we gaze around our towns and tables, and there are almost too many reasons to be grateful.
Perhaps better than anyone, New Yorkers know we’re all more alike than different. And we’re alike, also, in the way we gather around food.
The collection of stories in our August/September 2016 issue illustrates evolution in the same way the faces of the sunflowers lining the roads follow the sun.
Our Innovation issue is all about the commons: “the shared resources in which each stakeholder has an equal interest.”
Innovation is on our minds as technology wends its way into every link of our food chain.
As our contributors and advertisers can attest, being a locavore is a lot more than the availability of fresh produce.