Locally, we are happy to announce the recent creation of the Sustainable Food Policy Board. This board will serve as an advisory body to the Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioner’s Court concerning the need to improve the availability of safe, nutritious, locally and sustainably grown food at reasonable prices for all residents, particularly those in need. Tasked with coordinating the relevant activities of city government, as well as non-profit organizations and food and farming businesses, the board is currently accepting online applications for membership through the City Clerk’s office. We will have updates on the board’s activities posted regularly on our website. And Edible Austin will host a public workshop on effective food policy council strategies with Mark Winne on Sunday, December 7, as part of our second annual Eat Local Week. Join us in celebrating local food and raising money for Urban Roots, December 6–13. For more details on Eat Local Week events and ways to participate, click here . Happy holiday season!
Cover: Marilyn Monroe cupcake from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (page 32) Photograph by Jenna Noel.
Duck eggs, Sheep cheese and woolens, Kakawa Hot Chocolate and lip balm.
Texas French Bread , Royal Blue II , RW Farm & Ranch , Elroy Sausage Co. BBQ , Fonda San Miguel’s restaurant garden .
Scott Roberts plans for sustainable development in the Hill Country.
Farm to Market
Farm to Market's secret weapons: variety and Peg McCoy.
Patricia Bauer-Slate does the school ?lunch thing.
Water in Texas
The Crisis Underground
How we choose to use our precious water resources in Central Texas is critical to sustaining our local food producers.
Be a pedal pusher.
Forging food democracy.
La Casita de Buen Sabor
Lucinda Hutson’s tips on preparing garden greens.
Ruby’s BBQ Collard Greens
Sampaio’s Collard Greens
One in the Hand
What’s new in Cupcake Land? And why.
Where to get cupcakes
A Turkish Feast
Elif Selvili prepares an exquisite Turkish winter feast using seasonal and local ingredients.
Locally sourced ingredients list
Beyaz Peynir Ezmesi (Spicy Feta Cheese Spread)
Pazili Börek (Savory Pie with Swiss Chard)
Ezogelin Çorbasi (“Ezo Bride” Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup)
Çerkez Tavugu (Circassian Chicken)
Terbiyeli Kereviz (Celeriac with Lemon and Egg Yolk Sauce)
Kaymakli Kayisi (Apricots in Syrup with Mascarpone and Pistachios)
Türk Kahvesi (Turkish Coffee)
'Tis the Tipsy Texan season.
Más o Menos
Classic Gin Martini
Ask the Permie Pro
Winter gardens and preparing for spring.
Bridget Weiss cooks shamelessly for kisses.
Department of Organic Kids
Hunter Tripp’s Pot of Gold.
Loving The Hill Country
An interview with author Terry Thompson-Anderson with excerpts from her latest book.
Savory Venison Stew
Adventures in the root world continue.
Carol Ann Sayle on the green stars of winter.
Fino’s Berkshire Pork Shank.
Healing, helpful herbs for holiday stress.
Art de Terroir