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Press Release – New Team at Edible Michiana Magazine

December 17, 2012

From an Edible Michiana press release…

Edible Michiana announces new team


Two years ago there was no Edible Michiana magazine. Now, the culinary quarterly that focuses on local foods and food-related businesses has expanded its ranks. In addition to its founding publisher, Victoria Brenneman of Nappanee, IN the publication, which covers nine counties, has added geographic diversity with a co-publisher from New Buffalo, MI, an editor-in-chief from South Bend, IN, and a recipe editor from Goshen, IN.


Paula Bartholome became co-publisher last October and has been a regular contributor to the magazine since its second issue. She is also responsible for ad sales in four of the magazine’s counties – Berrien and Cass in Michigan, and St. Joseph and LaPorte in Indiana. In addition to her work with Edible Michiana she has been involved in a variety of food-related projects in Michigan, most recently helping with the farm-to-school implementation in the River Valley School District and helping establish a local group to identify and fund Michiana food and ag projects.


Taking on the role of editor-in-chief, Maya Parson has also been a regular contributor to Edible Michiana. Since spring of 2012, she has been Edible Michiana’s social media and monthly newsletter editor. Parson, who is a cultural anthropologist and passionate home cook, has lectured and spoken publicly for the magazine at various events, most recently representing Edible Michiana with a cooking demo at the Check, Please! Farm to Table event last Labor Day at Round Barn Winery.  She is also a regular contributor to


No culinary magazine can operate without recipes and Tara Swartzendruber-Landis will be responsible for obtaining and testing all recipes used in the print magazine and posted online by the publication. She has worked with the publication since spring of 2012, serving as managing editor and assisting with recipe testing and development. In addition she will bring her flair as a food stylist to her new role by coordinating all food photography. A native of Indiana, Tara most recently returned from a decade on the East coast where she developed a community garden at the senior center she managed. She spent time there working on garden to kitchen recipes for a diverse community meal program.


Edible Michiana is a community-based culinary magazine dedicated to the growing local food movement in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. We are a community resource, rooted in social awareness on behalf of Michiana’s local food culture, featuring inspiring stories of local restaurants, hard working farmers, artisan foods, chefs, vineyards and home cooks throughout a nine-county area: Berrien & Cass Counties (Michigan); St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, LaGrange & Kosciusko (Indiana).

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