There was one bit of good news from the James Beard Foundation Awards with a Central Florida connection. While the restaurant and chef awards were Monday night at Lincoln Center, the festivities actually began Friday with the book, broadcast and journalism awards at Espace. The event was hosted by the Food Network’s Ted Allen and Gail Simmons of Top Chef.
And winning the Publication of the Year Award was Edible Communities Publications, which launched Edible Orlando last year. Edible Communities co-founders Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian were on hand to accept the honor.
Edible Communities is based in California, but Edible Orlando is strictly a local publication. It is published by Kendra Lott and is edited by Katie Farmand. Pam Brandon, one of the Divas of Dish, is managing editor. The next issue of Edible Orlando will be on the newsstands June 1. For subscription information or to find where you can pick up a free copy, visit edibleorlando.com.
Congratulations to Edible Communities.