Fare Magazine Issue 3 (Charleston) is out now. Charleston explores one of America’s oldest and best preserved cities—the site of major turning points in American history, and the seat of a culinary renaissance where visionaries both in and out of the kitchen explore Southern identities through careful historical research and the cultivation of centuries-lost ingredients. Consistently ranked as the “best small city” in the US, Charleston owes much of the foundations of its culture to the significant contributions and struggles of its diasporic African communities, the descendants of enslaved workers, who are frequently overlooked for their considerable influence on the local cuisine and wider society.
In issue 3 (the Charleston issue) Fare goes deeper into the connections of food, history, and people—exploring how entire cities are built on the weight of food systems, with a myriad of effects that ripple into the present. Charleston is a city of contrasts and contradictions, lush with life, storied in its pasts, and alive with a depth of cuisine that truly belies its size.
Fare is a new magazine exploring the heart of a city through its food, history, and community. Fare magazine is published bi-annually. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer. The result is a portrait of city life and culture more thoughtful and nuanced than the dreamy conjurings that typify touristic material. Fare magazine is not a conventional travel guide; it is designed to excite and inspire, but also to educate, and each issue begins with a crash course in the city’s phenomena of place, and ends with a full glossary of local terms and histories referenced within.
Specs: 240 x 170 mm, 196 pages, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.