to edible santa barbara
Santa Barbara County has its own unique food traditions—from Santa Maria Barbecue to Santa Barbara Spot Prawns and the world class local wines that accompany them. And our region’s commitment to healthy living has long been on the forefront of what people eat.
Edible Santa Barbara is entirely locally owned and operated. And with our membership in Edible Communities, we are able to combine the synergy of a national publication and a hip, locally written insider’s view of the food and beverage producers and purveyors throughout the region. We shine the spotlight on our exemplary farmers, fishermen, ranchers, winemakers and community food programs—we savor the delicious diversity of Santa Barbara.
loyal to local
There is a growing national movement that is encouraging people to eat more locally grown and locally produced foods. By eating locally, we help sustain the small family farms that grow these foods and we enjoy food that is fresher and healthier for us and for our environment.
Eating local is also about flavor. On the pages of Edible Santa Barbara and here on our website, you’ll find us extolling the wonders of ripe, seasonal ingredients. Our recipes emphasize cooking from scratch and using fresh, whole foods. We encourage you to seek out local produce, meat, seafood, dairy and artisan foods and beverages wherever you are. We understand that everyone has different needs, so whenever possible we’ll include information for modifying recipes for special diets. But one thing that you’ll find we all agree on is the need for more vegetables in our lives, especially ones from local organic farms or your own garden.
Let’s Start Cooking!