Spring 2018 Issue
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
When Edible Philly’s publisher Nancy Painter brought up the idea of a breakfast themed issue, I’m pretty sure I agreed before the words were out of her mouth.
Nutrition researchers may argue about whether or not breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, but in my mind this maxim is self-evident. Many of my favorite foods are usually eaten in the morning (eggs, waffles, oatmeal, bagels) and this is to say nothing of the profound pleasure of coffee.
In this issue, you’ll find the morning meal considered from a number of different perspectives. Of course, we provide plenty of tips and suggestions for morning bites throughout the magazine. You’ll also find some deeper dives into the topic of the breakfast.
Associate editor Katherine Rapin writes about the issue of getting breakfast to Philadelphia students, many facing food insecurity at home in her feature “The School Breakfast Challenge” (page 16). If you are feeling worn down by a preponderance of bad news in general, this is a piece you’ll definitely want to read.
Meanwhile, writer Alex Jones fills us in on the many outstanding from-scratch English muffins baked at restaurants around the city. These are not the muffins you know from the grocery store, and once you get a taste of these you are not likely to return to the bagged kind.
And finally, as in years past, this spring issue contains our annual Local Heroes Award winners (page 27.) This group of deserving honorees (chosen by you, our readers) exemplifies everything that makes our local food scene so outstanding as well as friendly.
For me as a Philadelphia food lover, it’s an energizing reminder of what I love about living, eating and especially sipping that morning coffee right here.