May 16 2013
A couple of days ago, 88Nine's Dori Zori covered a story on the new local food magazine Edible Milwaukee. Today, you can read the first issue, which is now available digitally.
"Edible Milwaukee is a free quarterly magazine that will focus 100% on food and drink. Stories are written by local writers telling our food stories from planting to plating. Content will range from tips on how to grow your own food to historical food traditions of Milwaukee and Wisconsin to informative articles on food policies with local impact, Edible Milwaukee will be your guide to all things unique in Milwaukee's food scene."
The cover of the first issue is take on the 1901 city poster entitled "Feeds and Supplies The World," and it was created by Rev Pop. In the issue, Milwaukee historian John Gurda explains the history of the original poster. Here is how Gurda explains the poster:
"Her origin is a mystery. For more than a century the auburnhaired goddess in the diaphanous gown has been hovering beside a globe that depicts Milwaukee as a beacon of light at the center of the world. Her expression is self-satisfied, faintly smug, perhaps even a little drunk. In her left arm this Victorian angel holds a palm frond—perennial symbol of victory..."
Edible Milwaukee sets out to find the uniquness of Milwaukee food culture, and the first issue truly illustrates just that. From the aquaponics business of Central Greens to the incredible story of sausage maker Frank Jakubczak to the battle of custards, Edible Milwaukee is not your typical culinary magazine. See and read it for yourself now!
Full Disclosure: Tarik Moody is on Edible Milwaukee's Advisory Panel