Readers of The Jaxson know me best for my work here, but since June 2020, I’ve also been a co-owner and editor of Edible Northeast Florida, a magazine dedicated to local food. Today, I’m pleased to announce that the Edible team is publishing our first print cookbook: Provisions, a Cookbook for All Seasons.

Provisions started as a digital project to provide readers a handbook of cooking resources at the start of the pandemic,” says Lauren Titus, Edible Northeast Florida’s editor-in-chief. Released online in May 2020, a time when most local restaurants and bars were shut down, the book served as a new way to bring local food content to a readership mostly quarantined at home. And it caught on. “We received multiple requests for a printed version and decided to create one to coincide with the holiday season,” says Titus.

The What’s in Season Quiche by Allison D’Aurizio of 1748 Bake House.

Titus founded Edible Northeast Florida in 2015 with fellow food maven Amy Robb. The magazine is part of Edible Communities, a network of independently owned local food publications. There are now more than 80 Edible magazines in communities across the United States and Canada, including four in Florida.

Provisions contains recipes from more than 60 local chefs, bakers, food writers, and other pros. But the goal of the book is to collect delicious but fairly simple recipes with easily accessible ingredients that can be made by pretty much anyone. “The book is a celebration of local food, the farmers who provide our seasonal harvests and the talented cooks and photographers throughout our region,” says Titus. “We hope Provisions offers inspiration to create delicious and satisfying meals throughout the year.”

To order a copy of Provisions, visit the Edible Northeast Florida website. Pre-order your copy today for guaranteed shipping and pick-up on December 4, 2020.

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