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A Big Howdy from Our New Digital Editor

Hi there, Edible readers: My name’s Lauren and I’m thrilled to be joining Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn this week as the new digital editor. I look forward to continue bringing you the best place-based stories, news, events, recipes, and more from our community!

FROM EDIBLE LONG ISLAND: Eat Like a Greek

Amaranth’s highly sought after seeds are high in protein, amino acids, fiber, iron, potassium and vitamins, making it a nutritious substitute for grains. Its edible stem and leaves have healthy heart and kidney benefits and a sweet flavor similar to spinach when cooked.

Brooklyn Eats: Edible Salutes Brooklyn’s Homegrown Fancy Food Show

“It’s definitely time for a trade show in Brooklyn focused exclusively on the borough’s talented tastemakers,” said Edible Brooklyn publisher Stephen Munshin to kick off Brooklyn Eats, a showcase of more than 100 local food and drink makers organized by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as this borough’s answer to Manhattan’s Fancy Food Show.

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Phin & Phebes Artisanal Ice Cream

Six months into a new relationship, lifelong ice cream lovers Jess Eddy and Crista Freeman launched their very own line of artisanal pints–Phin & Phebes. Inspired by childhood memories and vacations of yore, the dairilicious duo creates intensely flavored scoops.

EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Brownsville Farm

Biking home through Brownsville, Nora Painten couldn’t help noticing an overgrown vacant lot on Rockaway Avenue, just across from P.S. 323, soaking up the sun. Lots of paperwork and $24,282 through Kickstarter later, Painten now runs a vibrant school garden in the space, teaching little fingers how to plant garlic and teenagers how to turn compost, among other garden tasks.