(September 24, 2013) Joy Manning has been named editor of Edible Philly, a new magazine and website celebrating the local, seasonal food of southeastern PA and the city of Philadelphia.

Manning, a Philadelphia native, has covered the local and national food scene for the past decade, serving as senior editor for Philadelphia Style and Tasting and, most recently, as nutrition editor for Rodale’s Prevention Magazine. Her food-related writing has also appeared in various national and regional publications, including Food & Wine and Cooking Light, as well as digital venues, such as and She is the co-author of Almost Meatless (Ten Speed Press, 2009) and was a 2013 James Beard Foundation Award finalist in the Personal Essay category.  

“Joy has a terrific enthusiasm for and grasp of today’s food culture and community,” said Nancy Brannigan Painter, Edible Philly’s owner and publisher. “Whether it is a cooking-related story, a chef profile, or a look at an issue impacting our farmers, she comes at the topic of food with a deep understanding and an ability to spot the creative nuances, the undercurrents that are energizing our local food movement. She began work on our first issue a few months ago and, as preparations attest, she has a reporter’s curiosity that promises to result in unexpected and engaging content for our readers. We are delighted to have Joy on our team and look forward to her positive impact on Edible Philly and its food community for years to come.”

Edible Philly is the newest member of Edible Communities, a group of over 75 regionally-focused publications and websites throughout the U.S. and Canada, considered by many to be the voice of today’s local food movement. Painter, who is also the founder and publisher of Edible Jersey and Edible Hudson Valley, mentioned that Edible Philly has been long-anticipated.

“An amazing number of people have reached out to me over the past few years to ask when Edible Philly would be launched. They were familiar with other Edible titles around the country, such as Edible Boston, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Seattle, and Edible Austin. Philadelphia and the surrounding area truly represent one of the most bountiful and dynamic food regions in the country; the food and beverage scene here is outstanding and constantly attracting new talent and energy. We are extremely excited about launching Edible Philly.” The magazine will debut in mid-November.

Manning, a graduate of New York University who also holds a masters degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Temple University, lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Dan. 

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