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December 12, 2017
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Food 2016

The third annual issue of FOOD is here. One of the reasons I love living here is the eats—the restaurants, farmers’ markets, cafés, breweries, etc. We should all be out there supporting these people, these local heroes who make and grow delicious food. In these pages, you’ll find a taste of what the region has to offer.
Food doesn’t take all the glory here; we can’t forget about drink. I talked with beverage businesses Java Love Coffee Roasting and Aaron Burr Cidery to find out what makes them buzz. They are doing things no one else is doing in the broader area, and we are lucky to have them here. Java Love roasts coffee from only the best (sustainable, organic, Fair Trade) growers all over the world and brings it to our backyard for a fine cup of coffee. The couple behind Aaron Burr treats making cider as a special and significant process that gives back to the land.
Beach Lake Bakery has been in business since the late 1990s, and we all know and love their bread, croissant, cookies and pies. Lucky for us, they supplied a recipe for raspberry pie. Berries are only in season for a short time during the summer, and their juiciness and sweetness make for the best summertime desserts, or eaten alone the best snack. Even though it’s hot out, you’ll want to fire up the oven to make their recipe.
Again this year, we gathered dish recommendations from the area’s best chefs. Do you ever go to a restaurant and wonder what the chef would pick from the menu? Now you will know. These talented chefs work at top-rated restaurants and bring their own spin to create unique dishes.
Noted food writer Laura Silverman says eat your vegetables. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, meat doesn’t always have to be the star of the show. Laura shows us interesting ways to eat more veggies, and provides a recipe. Did you know the most commonly eaten vegetables in America are potatoes and tomatoes? We can do better than that!
However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating well all the time isn’t always feasible. Hey, we all have our guilty pleasures, and sometimes an Oreo or two (or three) will sneak in. And some ice cream, too. Jonathan Fox knows the struggle, and he writes about his history of unhealthy eating when TV dinners became the norm (Miracle Whip anyone?). He looks at it with a lens of humor, and finds that what we eat is as personal as anything.

Isabel Braverman
Section editor