VOTE: Which Story Should We Tell?

The roving eyes of our photographers and photo editors pick up on things writers don’t often see. I don’t think about light when I’m interviewing someone, but it’s essential when creating a visual portrait. And just as I have to sometimes cut entire paragraphs when writing a story, photographers sometimes have to cut hundreds of photos — and not just the ones out of focus.

We wanted our readers to see some of what our photographers see, stuff that doesn’t make it into the magazine. So for our winter issue, which for the first time will be a combined issue of all four titles — Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan, Edible Long Island and Edible East End — we decided to show you eight photos that are part of the back ground. Each one has its own story, but we only have room to tell one of them, and it will show up on the final page of the magazine. This is where you come in. Pick the photo you find most intriguing, one that makes you want to learn more, one that holds a story you must know more about. You choose: We’ll tell it. Vote below and become part of our first photography based, crowd sourced assignment. Your choices are below.

And, it goes without saying, we send all the love to the photo editors that make the magazine beautiful every time: Vicky Wasik of Edible BrooklynDoug Young of Edible Long IslandLindsay Morris of Edible East End and Scott Gordon Bleicher of Edible Manhattan.

  1. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø at Tørst by Vicky Wasik: This is a shot of Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing at his Greenpoint bar Tørst. Vicky asked him to pour a beer to have in the shot and he chose a brew called “Even Less Jesus,” one of Evil Twin’s latest creations. It was the first time he was trying the final product.
  2. Long Island Bar by Vicky Wasik: Pictured here is Buddy Sullivan, the original owner of the Long Island Bar & Restaurant. The photo sits atop the original wood bar refinished by Toby Cecchini, who says he uncovered these cigarette burn marks below layers and layers of paint.
  3. Benner’s Farm by Doug Young: During a snowy day’s visit to Benner’s Farm in East Setauket, Doug received an imprompto lesson in tree sap tapping from Dave Benner. This is the first step in making maple syrup.
  4. Brewology by Doug Young: Popping into the kitchen, Doug was lucky to catch executive chef Lia Fallon in action at Brewology, a gastropub in Speonk.
  5. Challah by Lindsay Morris: Harry Ludlow taught himself to make challah, excellent challah. In fact, his version is so popular he not only sold out over the Jewish New Year to the locals, but filled a New York City bound delivery truck. Lindsay shot these pristine loaves, intrigued by an unlikely backdrop of colorful, curling wires.
  6. David Rosengarten’s tomatoes by Lindsay Morris: When in doubt, look to the floor and its coverings. You never know what kind of gorgeous and complementary textures await you down there!
  7. Whole hog at Raven & Boar by Ashley Sears (Scott Gordon Bleicher, editor)
  8. Linzer Torte by Megan Peck (Scott Gordon Bleicher, editor)

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