In Our Fall 2015 Issue
The last time you saw quahogs on the cover of Edible Rhody was our very first issue. And much like I did then, I had a visceral reaction to the image you see on our current cover—it too was “the one.” Admittedly, I’ve never met a bivalve I didn’t love, whether it’s in soup, in pasta, grilled, steamed, fried or right on the half shell, so my taste buds definitely played a part in the choice. The other thing that struck me, besides the mouthwatering look of the whole dish, is that it’s filled with our local bounty both from land and from sea—the farmer, the fisher, the chef all playing their parts—the combined efforts illustrating exactly what makes Li’l Rhody such a delicious place to live.
The current cover was taken by Chip Riegel, who shot our very first cover. With this, our 35th issue, we are so very grateful to him and the many other talented contributors who have been with us from the start, plus all those who have joined us along the way. Their passion and dedication are what makes Edible Rhody such a trusted and beloved resource for the eaters in our state and our visitors too.
Our advertisers are also partners in Edible Rhody’s mission and the reason we can bring you the stories and images of our local food community that you anticipate and enjoy every season. Without them we wouldn’t be here today—and for that reason, I hope you will make it a point to support the businesses that support us, and in so doing, help us continue to spread the love of local.
As you have been anticipating the fall issue, we are anticipating the launch of a website redesign on which we’ve been working diligently for months. While we liked our old site, the redesigned site will bring a fresh, new look, more resources for you, better curated content and, of course, recipes—plus extras, like two new videos each season that further explore stories in the print edition. We’ll still have our online digital edition available to you as well, and through our very own Edible Rhody app you can read us on your iPhone or iPad whenever you are on the go.
After reading this issue, you’re going to need that app—there are so many stories inside that will get you motivated to go out and explore our incredible edible landscape. While you adventure around the state or explore virtually from home, as we head toward September’s equinox, enjoy those last bites of summer and all the fall flavors to follow.
Genie McPherson Trevor