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Weekends with Yankee

Richard Wiese explores the sights, sounds and tastes of all six New England states — from foraging for edible invasive plants in Connecticut to whitewater rafting on Maine's wild Kennebec River. Senior food editor Amy Traverso shares the recipes, local flavors and sense of community that make up the fabric of the region’s food and dining scene.

Trails and Sails

26m 46s

Co-host Amy Traverso is in the White Mountains, embarking on the coziest and most delicious kind of adventure: an inn-to-inn cookie tour. Next, visit Montpelier, Vermont, where guest host and Yankee senior editor Ian Aldrich meets up with endurance athlete Mirna Valerio. Finally, co-host Richard Wiese is in Portland, Maine, to discover how Sea Bags is giving new life to old sails.

Episodes

  • Winter Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Winter Scenes

    S6 E608 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Richard Wiese embarks on a brisk winter adventure. Then, co-host Amy Traverso meets food writer and media personality David Leite, founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite’s Culinaria, in his hometown of Fall River, Massachusetts. Then, head to Camden, Maine, which Yankee has ranked as one of New England’s “Best Winter Towns,” for the U.S. National Toboggan Championships.

  • Feeding the Soul: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Feeding the Soul

    S6 E607 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Amy Traverso is in New Hampshire to meet with the host of the longest-running cooking series in television history. Co-host Richard Wiese travels to York, Maine, to meet Sara Fitz, an artist who specializes in wares brightened with coastal New England images. Finally, in Middlebury, Vermont, meet Bethanie Farrell, who is thinking both globally and locally to address food insecurity issues.

  • Preserving New England: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preserving New England

    S6 E605 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Amy Traverso is in South Berwick, Maine, where growing heirloom beans is a treasured skill. Next, travel to Lyme, New Hampshire, to meet Ben Kilham, who rescues and rehabilitates orphaned bear cubs. Then, head to Freeport, Maine, where co-host Richard Wiese gets a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to become a Registered Maine Guide, a program with a long and storied history.

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    New England Style: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New England Style

    S6 E604 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Amy Traverso ventures into the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, where a young couple from Paris has opened their first restaurant. Next, co-host Richard Wiese explores the idyllic town of Essex, Connecticut. Finally, visit Manchester, New Hampshire to get an up-close tour of the only two Frank Lloyd Wright homes in New England that are open to the public.

  • Trails and Sails: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trails and Sails

    S6 E603 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Amy Traverso is in the White Mountains, embarking on the coziest and most delicious kind of adventure: an inn-to-inn cookie tour. Next, visit Montpelier, Vermont, where guest host and Yankee senior editor Ian Aldrich meets up with endurance athlete Mirna Valerio. Finally, co-host Richard Wiese is in Portland, Maine, to discover how Sea Bags is giving new life to old sails.

  • New England Makers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New England Makers

    S6 E602 - 26m 46s

    Co-host Richard Wiese is in Shaftsbury, Vermont, to meet Tammy White and her flock of sheep. Head north to Goshen, Vermont, where a young couple is keeping alive the tradition of making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. Finally, co-host Amy Traverso pays a visit to baker Ahmad Aissa, who brings the sweet flavors of his native Syria to Concord, New Hampshire.

  • Classic New England: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Classic New England

    S6 E601 - 26m 46s

    Co-hosts Amy Traverso and Richard Wiese reunite for a road trip through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just in time to see the spectacular fall foliage. Head south to Boston, Massachusetts, for launch day of the legendary Swan Boats. Finally, Amy travels to Charlestown, Rhode Island, to visit the original location of Dave’s Coffee, an artisan coffee roaster.

Schedule

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    Weekends with Yankee

    Common Ground

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Fall produce at Siena Farms in Sudbury, Mass.; macomber turnip and potato latke served with apple amba and maple labneh; Country Quilt Llama Farm; glazed chocolate potato doughnut muffins.
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    Homegrown

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    Touring Boston with chef Douglass Williams; sourcing organic stone-ground flour; selecting wine to accompany cacio e pepe gnocchi; Vermont's Green Mountains; jack jumping; spinach and ricotta dumplings.
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    Only in New England

    Wednesday
    May 25

    30 Minutes

    The history and legacy of shipbuilding in the small seaside town of Essex, Mass.; Woodman's of Essex; New England clam chowder; molding a spoon by hand; Rhode Island-style clear clam chowder.
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    An Eye for Beauty

    Thursday
    May 26

    30 Minutes

    Touring Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass.; Ice Castles, 30-foot-tall towers and a connection of crevices and tunnels carved from ice; blueberry buckle.
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    Off the Beaten Track

    Friday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    The Lost Kitchen in Maine; exploring the mountain biking trails of Burke Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont; a graham cracker pie.
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    Little Known Adventures

    Monday
    May 30

    30 Minutes

    Cape Cod National Seashore; Rose Island Lighthouse on Narragansett Bay in Newport, R.I.; Nebo Lodge in North Haven, Maine; making a cobbler with Maine blueberries.
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    Weekends with Yankee

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    This magazine-style program, named for the long-running publication Yankee magazine, offers viewers an insider's view of the cities, countryside locales and unique attractions of New England. Hosted by Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso, the series also features recipes and local flavors that make up the region's food and dining scene. Some segments include a clambake near Acadia National Park; a cruise on the J. & E. Riggin along the Maine coast; gingerbread cottages on Martha's Vineyard; the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.; and a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Jackson, N.H.
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    Labor of Love

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    30 Minutes

    Hiking New Hampshire's White Mountains; behind the scenes at the Grafton Village Cheese Co. in Grafton, Vt.; Elmore Mountain Bread; Vermont cheese gougeres.
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    Down by the Sea

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    30 Minutes

    Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod; a surfing lesson on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay; foraging for mushrooms; roasted carrots and herbed yogurt sauce.
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    Stepping Back in Time

    Friday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Scott Farm Orchard in Dummerston, Vt., grows more than 100 apple varieties; Coppal House Farm; the historic windjammer J. & E. Riggin; apple cider doughnut muffins.
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    Seaside Stories

    Monday
    Jun 6

    30 Minutes

    Cruising around New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Sophie C, the oldest floating post office in the U.S.; deep-sea fishing in Rockport, Maine; Maine clam bake with three chefs from Portland, Maine.
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    Fall in New England

    Tuesday
    Jun 7

    30 Minutes

    Hiking up to Holt's Ledge in Hanover, N.H., to check out fall foliage with photographer Jim Salge; goat farmer and cheese maker Allison Hooper of Vermont Creamery; touring New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway; a beet salad with fried goat cheese.

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