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I Am Launching a New Quarterly Print Publication!

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Comestible by Anna Brones

It could be considered moderately crazy to launch a print publication, but I finally decided to take the leap on a creative challenge that I have been thinking about for over a year: a print quarterly dedicated to real food. The quarterly is called Comestible and it’s launching this spring. I am both excited and nervous. But mostly excited!

Here is a little bit about Comestible:

In this day and age we are inundated with food media; glossy food magazines, elaborate food blogs, celebrity status chefs. But has all of this made us eat better? Not quite.

We live in a world of extremes, obesity and fast food on one end and the superfood craze on the other. Certainly there has to be something in between. This is where Comestible comes in. Part food narrative, part food guide, part cookbook, this is a journal devoted to real food.

Comestible is themed by season, based on the belief that we should all live a little more in balance with the natural world, not just because it’s what makes sense, but because it’s what’s good for us. There will be guides to what’s in season (think of it like a simplified Farmer’s Almanac) and how to put that food to use; the kind of guidebook you wish was available next to the farmers market stand when you’re wondering what to do with all those vegetables.

Ultimately, Comestible is a celebration of real food, accessible to real people. Simple, informative and fun, Comestible should inspire you to do more with your food. To cook something, the plant tomatoes, to build a beehive.

Comestible is about celebrating the one thing that sustains us and brings us together, no matter who we are or where we are in the world.

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I am raising the initial print funds for the first issue on Kickstarter, and if you want to preorder a copy, I would be thrilled to have your support. You can pledge here.

You can also follow Comestible on Facebook. 

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Written by Anna Brones

February 29, 2016 at 16:28

Print vs. online media: how about both?

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Working in the magazine world has made me so much more aware of how much great — and bad for that matter — print media is out there. But as the internet becomes more and more integrated in our everyday lives, even excellent print magazines have to make an effort to have an online presence. Nothing will ever replace sitting down on the couch to delve into your favorite magazine, but here are my two favorites whose online content is just as good as the printed version, giving you the best of both worlds.

Good Magazine

Good Magazine’s whole premise pretty much stays true to its name. Spending just 5 minutes browsing through an issue makes you feel like you too can make a difference. Published every two months, 100% of your membership — you choose the price — actually goes to a non-profit of your choice. In the online world, their blog is one of the most comprehensive, bringing you news from the worlds of culture, environment, politics and art.

Plenty Magazine

Ok, Plenty Magazine is another green mag, but this one has solid and informative content on a regular basis. And it’s not just for the devoted environmentalist; there’s a good about of green celebrity gossip and fashion tips to keep us from getting too down about the world state of environmental affairs.

And of course there’s always Wend Magazine whose blog is updated frequently with the best of the outdoor and environmental world… but then again, I’m biased… and don’t have a problem with shameless self-promotion!

Written by Anna Brones

September 11, 2008 at 11:17