2016 Eddy Award for Best Special Issue
Edible New Orleans has been selected as recipient of the 2016 Eddy Award for Best Special Issue. The accolade, bestowed by Edible Communities, went to the magazine's Fall 2015 edition, titled Makin' Groceries.
"We are honored to receive the 2016 Eddy Award for Best Special Issue," says editor and publisher Stephanie Carter. "The Makin' Groceries issue was, to date, one of my favorites to curate."
The issue featured articles and photography focused on New Orleans' growers, producers, and unique retail outlets. Stories included "Corner Stores: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of a New Orleans Icon," "Celebrating 20 Years of the Crescent City Farmers Market," and "Save a Tree: Use a Paper Bag," as well as special recipes.
"This award is for all the people who came together for this issue - Matthew Noel's photography, standout writing by Allison Alsup, Jim Carter and others, as well as those working on the back end," adds Stephanie. "The judges even mentioned the relevance of the issue's advertising, specifically the Whole Foods ad on the back cover, which was very important to us."
Edible New Orleans next issue, Drinks 2016, will be available in late July.
Since 2002, Edible Communities has grown to be the widely respected leader in the local food space, distributing an average of 1.4 million copies per issue in 90+ local communities across the US and Canada. With engaging writing, gorgeous design, and photography, the brand was honored in 2011 with a James Beard Award for Publication of the Year.
Edible New Orleans celebrates the vibrant, local food culture of New Orleans and the surrounding region. Published quarterly, the magazine features in-depth profiles and stunning photography that cannot be found anywhere else. Issues are available via subscription, as well as at numerous locations across the New Orleans metro area.