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About Edible Aspen

By Edible Aspen | February 03, 2016
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Who We Are

Edible Aspen is a quarterly magazine that celebrates food, farms and community in the Aspen area and throughout Colorado, season by season. Our print and online stories celebrate local farmers, ranchers, chefs and restaurateurs, food and beverage artisans and other food-related businesses that are making a difference in our community. We provide a platform to connect consumers with local food producers because we believe that knowing where your food comes from is a powerful thing. 



Meet the Publisher

Photograph: Michael Brands

Lisa Houston, Publisher

Lisa Houston is the owner and publisher of Edible Aspen magazine, a James Beard Foundation award-winning publication that she started in 2007. Lisa moved from her hometown of Houston to Aspen in 1986 where she raised her sons and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, cooking and grilling with her husband, Sam. see Lisa's stories...



Meet the Editor

Laurel Miller, Editor / Writer / Blog Creator

Laurel Miller is a Basalt-based food and travel writer, content creator, and cheese consultant. Laurel is the editor of Edible Aspen, the contributing editor at culture: the word on cheese and co-author of Cheese for Dummies.... see Laurel's stories...



Where Credit is Due — Our Contributors

Paul Andersen, Writer

Paul Andersen has been a professional writer and editor for 35 years. His current focus is on books, films, magazine articles, plays and short stories. He is a regular columnist and contributing writer for The Aspen Times ... see Paul's stories...


 

Amiee White Beazley, Writer

Amiee White Beazley is a former editor of Edible Aspen. Her freelance food and travel writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the country and abroad. Mother of two, Amiee is also the author of children’s books....see Amiee's stories...


Megan Harvey Bourke, Photographer

Megan Harvey Bourke is a dog lover and newly retired ski instructor who has grown up in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has spent 25 years training instructors in Aspen and around the country and has written numerous manuals and articles on ski instruction. see Megan's stories...


Ben Brashear, Photographer / Writer

Ben Brashear is a photographer and writer who is continuously inspired by and seeks to tell the narratives of those passionate characters he has met along his journey: runners, skiers, chefs and war veterans, all those who are impacting their community in viable ways. His photography and writing has appeared in a number of regional and national publications including Backcountry, Trail Runner, Outside and Bicycle Times. Although he spends most of his time chasing endurance athletes for that perfect picture, he is quickly finding that food photography, and the personalities involved, just might be the true adventure. His published works and photographs can be seen at BrashearPhoto.com.

Caitlin Causey, Writer

Caitlin Causey has called the Roaring Fork Valley home since 2012. Originally from Georgia, it took her at least one summer to accept that Colorado peaches are (slightly) superior to the ones in her home state. Her writing has appeared in a variety of regional publications. CaitlinCausey.com see Caitlin's stories...


 

Photograph: Robbie George

Clara Coleman, Writer / Farmer

Clara Coleman is a second-generation organic farmer, consultant, writer, speaker and the daughter of farming pioneer Eliot Coleman. She founded Divide Creek Farm in Silt, Colorado, and now lives on her family farm in Maine ... see Clara's stories...


 

Aubree Dallas, Photographer

Aubree Dallas is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Snowmass. Her accolades include the Colorado Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest for her work in The Aspen TimesAspen Times Weekly and Snowmass Sun.... see Aubree's stories...


Bambi Edlund, Illustrator

Bambi Edlund is an illustrator, graphic designer and hand-letterer who pretty much always has India ink under her fingernails. Her illustrations are regularly featured in multiple Edible magazines across North America. see Bambi's stories...


Melanie Grangaard, Intern / Writer

Melanie Grangaard loves the interactions behind community nourishment, from neighborhood garden plots to cake-decorating classes. Moving from Minnesota to the Vail Valley after graduating Luther College in 2013 ... see Melanie's stories...


Allyn Harvey, Writer

Allyn Harvey has worked for 17 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, photographer and editor of Edible Aspen and The Aspen Times. He was raised in Aspen and currently lives in Carbondale.... see Allyn's stories...


Nelson Harvey, Writer / Photographer

Nelson Harvey is a former editor of Edible Aspen. He is a Denver-based print and radio journalist whose work has appeared in publications like High Country News, Headwaters Magazine, Modern Farmer Magazine and many more.... see Nelson's stories...


Marci Krivonen, Writer

Marci Krivonen is a public radio reporter and freelance writer with an indiscriminate sweet tooth. From taffy to truffles, her affinity for desserts is varied like her stories.... see Marci's stories...


Guadalupe Laiz, Photographer

Guadalupe Laiz is a native of Argentina. In 2012 she received the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) Award of Excellence in the Illustration category, in addition to a scholarship to continue her education at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village.... see Guadalupe's stories...


Brook LeVan, Writer

Brook LeVan, driven in life predominately by flavor, is the co-founder and director of Sustainable Settings, a nonprofit, land-based demonstration and research institute—a whole-systems learning center—near Carbondale....see Brook's stories...


Devon Meyers, Photographer / Writer

Devon Meyers has been a photojournalist for over 30 years. He honed his skills in the Roaring Fork Valley at The Aspen Times as well as the Aspen Skiing Company. He splits his time between Malibu, California, and Paonia, Colorado. see Devon's stories...


Ilona Oppenheim, Writer / Photographer

Ilona Oppenheim is a graphic designer, photographer, mother, home cook and author of Savor the Mountains (Artisan Books, March 2016). She owns and operates Ilona Creative Studio, a design and advertising firm... see Ilona's stories...


 

Courtney Pankrat, Writer

Courtney Pankrat is a freelance writer and artist new to Colorado by way of California. Originally from Canada, she spent her childhood growing up in France and traveling the world. Her writing expertise is in sustainability, travel and food writing. see Courtney's stories...


Amanda Rae, Writer

A lifelong foodie and Aspen resident of four years, Amanda Rae is a contributing editor to Aspen Sojourner, food columnist at Aspen Times Weekly, copy editor and writer for culture: the word on cheese and a regular contributor to Aspen Peak Magazine. see Amanda's stories...


Mitzi-Jill Rapkin, Writer

Mitzi-Jill Rapkin is a Basalt-based writer and host of First Draft, a literary podcast produced at Aspen Public Radio. She loves a good meal and an even better dessert. Dark chocolate is at the top of her list of preferred gifts, if anyone is wondering. see Mitzi's stories...


 

Katrina Smith, Smiths Design, Photographer

Katrina Smith has been mixing life with photography for as long as she can remember. Her style is photojournalistic—focusing on natural moments, but also blending in some artistic styling.... see Smiths Design's stories...


 

Carole Topalian, Photographer

Carole Topalian, co-founder of Edible Communities Inc., travels the world with a gifted and finely tuned photographer’s eye. Carole’s photographs bring the Edible Communities mission to life, telling visual narratives about what local food networks look like today. see Carole's stories...


Rachel Turiel

Rachel Turiel tends an urban homestead in Durango, Colorado, where she raises children, chickens, a large vegetable garden and a small orchard. She is managing editor of Edible Southwest Colorado and a columnist for the Durango Herald... see Rachel's stories...


 

Aspen Historical Society

Edible Traditions is produced by the Aspen Historical Society. For access to the full online archives, including more than 10,000 historic images, visit AspenHistory.org or call 970.925.3721. see AHS' stories...


 

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