Merrill Williams, Publisher and Editor of Edible Coastal Maine magazine, announced the launch of a new magazine, Maine Food & Lifestyle. "We're excited to present to readers across the country stories about the people who produce the food that has made Maine so well known," Williams stated. "Whether it's our local fishermen and farmers, Maine's artisanal and specialty food producers, or our award-winning chefs who make our local ingredients sing – their colorful, engaging stories fill the pages of Maine Food & Lifestyle."
National outlets like Travel + Leisure, Gourmet, Food & Wine, the James Beard Foundation, and the Food Network have all recently recognized the exciting culinary talent in Maine. However, Williams noted, Maine Food & Lifestyle has an edge over the national culinary publications that carry Maine stories, because it is written and produced right here in Maine. "We write from our desks in Rockland for and about our local communities, and that has a direct impact on the great stories we're able to offer readers. We're in the best position to tell the food stories that come from right here in the Pine Tree State."
Williams noted that early readers of Maine Food & Lifestyle say the magazine is a welcome addition to Maine's dynamic food community. "We've been so pleased by the enthusiastic feedback we've received from local food producers and chefs," she said. "Readers are telling us how proud they are that Maine has its own food magazine, and one that so authentically represents the exciting histories, stories and recipes that come from throughout the state."
Maine Food & Lifestyle launches from where its precursor, Edible Coastal Maine, left off. The new magazine reflects a broader focus on towns and farms situated throughout the state – from Maine's scenic, coastal villages to the state's beautiful interior regions.