editor, Edible Brooklyn magazine
Gabrielle Langholtz went to high school in Manhattan but fell in love with Brooklyn while at college in Virginia, where her local bar had Brooklyn Brewery Stout on tap. She swilled it while writing her undergraduate honors thesis on the Brooklyn Bridge's symbolism in art and literature, and moved to the boro upon graduating ('98). While battling a vegetable addiction, she was simultaneously a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op, tended a community garden plot, held a CSA membership, spent weekends on a farm upstate, and was a farmers market shopaholic. She has taught in the NYU Food Studies department and for five years has managed publicity for Greenmarket, the nation's largest network of farmers markets. She makes jam and pickles in her Park Slope apartment, pretending it's a farmhouse, and says her personal mission statement is to raise public awareness about the impacts different eating choices have on ecology, health, and the richness of life.