In case you hadn’t yet scored your very own paper copy, we just wanted to let you know the latest issue of Edible Manhattan is all up right here online. It’ll be pretty appropriate reading this weekend, what with temperatures expected to break the upper 90s each day. For starters, we take a look at the luscious gelato at Il Laboratorio in the Lower East Side, frozen “hot” chocolates sold by the Hudson, the history of ice in the city, and tell you everything you ever wanted to know about horchata, pictured in all its chilly glory there to the left. Cold comfort indeed.
Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.