The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

Congratulations!!! Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian

rydertopalianPhoto By: Fran Colin


Co-founders, Edible Communities

Ryder and Topalian’s credo: If you want to eat local, it helps to read local. The two co-founded Edible magazine, now with about 80 regional editions around the U.S. and Canada, from Hawaii to Toronto. They are adding about 10 more every year through a licensing model. They were really the first publishing company, and are now the largest, to make the hyper-local food movement their focus. To keep the discussion going, Ryder and Topalian launched the Edible Institute, an annual two-day forum about the present and future state of local food.

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