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From the Editor: A New Year and a New Start for eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI magazine

By Michele D. Baker

Hello, Friends –

new year new start

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I am excited to share news of a change to eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI.

eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI magazine was launched in December 2011 when one of our own Mississippi newspaper editors saw a need to shine a light on something that makes Mississippi special... our food culture. She foraged the state to bring us the best Mississippi has to offer in terms of food, talent and local businesses. The magazine changed hands in 2020, and I joined the magazine as editor in 2022. I am pleased to share that I have purchased the magazine and will be taking it over on January 1, 2024.

This is the beginning of an exciting change which will bring it back home to Mississippi and allow it to evolve into something different, but nonetheless wonderful. Some of the details are still being worked out, but the emphasis will remain the same – focusing on the food, people, and restaurants that makes Mississippi special.


I intend to create a writing collaborative among Mississippi food, wine and travel writers. This expanded EDM team has a long list of ideas on the drawing board and we will be sharing some of these ideas and changes in the coming months. What will remain are the weekly e-newsletters featuring recipes and stories. We are also committed to revamping and expanding the recipe section. EDM will still feature heritage recipes, beautiful photography, and informative blog posts.

Following along with the idea of making EDM a more cooperative venture, in the future, you can expect to see articles from new writers, including videos and interactive content. There will also be opportunities for readers to have their essays, recipes, and photos posted on the website, and we are exploring partnerships with foodie-friendly groups to promote products we think are worthwhile. We are also planning to do much more with our social media!

Finally, EDM will also conduct regular surveys and reader polls to get your input – this collaboration includes you, too! We hope you will take the time to add your recipes, share your voice, and help us shape the future of this storied and important magazine. With your support, help, and a bit of love, we can all take EDM into the future together!


Happy Holidays and a bright and blessed New Year,

Michele's signature, new year new start



Michele D. Baker

Editor, eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI

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