About Edible Philly
Philadelphia. Nourished by culinary traditions that stretch back for generations and the bounty of nearby farms. We’re a hub of creative entrepreneurship, and home to renowned culinary expertise.
Food is Philadelphia’s story. Our booming farm-to-table restaurant scene and a new and growing batch of community gardens, start-up farms, local cheesemakers, and artisan distillers make it clear: the city and its environs are undergoing a food and farming renaissance. We’re capturing it here in the pages of Edible Philly, a magazine supported by advertising and free to our readers, for you – our readers and local food enthusiasts – to savor.
MEET OUR TEAM
Joy Manning, Editor
Joy Manning is a James Beard award-nominated writer and the author of Stuff Every Cook Should Know and Almost Meatless. She is the editor of Edible Philly. She also co-hosts a podcast about food and cooking, Local Mouthful. Find her on instagram @joymanning.
Ray Painter, Co-Publisher and Founder
Born and raised in NJ, Ray fell in love with Philadelphia when he arrived here for grad school and met his first food truck. He enjoyed a career in the IT arena at HP and then, later, at his own IT consulting firm before deciding to focus on that most important life question: what’s for lunch? Today, he oversees the business and sales operation of Edible Philly.
Nancy Painter, Co-Publisher and Founder
Nancy Brannigan Painter grew up within a large extended Italian-Irish family where “it was all about the food, of course.” Her twenty-five-year career in publishing includes an emphasis on the launching and development of major national, as well as regional, magazines and websites.
Debra Trisler, Design Director
Debra Trisler is graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her focus is publication design, event and product promotion and marketing support. She has been Art Director for several food and lifestyle magazines, including Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Hamptons Country, New Jersey Life and Edible Hudson Valley. She is currently Design Director for Edible Jersey and Edible Philly magazines. trislerdesign.com.
Katherine Rapin, Associate Editor
Writer and photographer Katherine Rapin shares stories of growers, chefs, artisans and eaters. Her work has been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Foodnetwork.com, and the Biodynamics Journal. In her spare time, she interviews unsuspecting strangers while they eat lunch – you can read about her encounters at phillyforlunch.blogspot.com.
Jen Honovic Herczeg, Social Media Manager
Jen Honovic Herczeg is passionate about local food and social media. When she's not talking about burritos and tacos, find her roaming around South Philly taking pictures of everyone's meals. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @ediblephilly.
Sarah Grey, Copy Editor
Sarah Grey is a writer and editor based in Fishtown. She writes about food, politics, society, and language. Her work has appeared in Best Food Writing 2015, Saveur, Lucky Peach, Serious Eats, Edible Philly, Philadelphia Weekly, and many others. When she's not wordsmithing, she's hanging out with her family or hosting the international dinner phenomenon Friday Night Meatballs.
Loretta Noonan, Ad Sales Associate
Loretta resides on the Main Line, so could call her a Main Line Foodie! She loves wine and food tastings and can be found buying fresh, delicious food at the local farmers’ markets. Loretta loves her adorable King Cavalier, Colton. She spends time traveling to boutique hotels that are pet friendly, sipping on a nice glass of French Wine or cooking a special meal for family and friends.
Julia Mullaney, Editorial/Marketing Manager
Julia Mullaney is a writer, blogger and self-proclaimed macaroni and cheese connoisseur based in North Jersey. Her work has been published in Rachael Ray Every Day, Art Quench and Edible Jersey. In her spare time, she runs a food blog full of original, easy recipes. Chow down at simplydeliciousblog.com or on Instagram at @simplydeliciousblogger.