301 – Adventure On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese experiences the thrill of the Kennebec River, New England’s top whitewater rafting destination. Then we rise with the sun in Bremen, Maine, and head out with the “puffin man,” National Audubon researcher Stephen Kress, who almost single-handedly returned puffin pairs, and their […]
By Yankee Magazine
Mar 14 2019
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohosts Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso visit Mayfair Farm, a sustainable New Hampshire farm that’s cooking up incredible dinners and raising healthy, and happy, livestock. Next, it’s all aboard for a trip to the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on a perfect New England day. Then Richard suits up and gets up close and personal with the bee colonies at Red Bee Honey in Weston, Connecticut. Finally, Amy makes some delicious desserts with actress Sandra Bullock’s sister, Gesine Bullock Prado, at her baking school in Vermont.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Amy Traverso visits with legendary chef Jacques Pépin at his Connecticut home and helps cook up a couple of his favorite French–New England fusion dishes. Next, we travel to the most climbed mountain in New England, Mount Monadnock, to learn what makes it so special. Then cohost Richard Wiese gets a thrill from custom-built Ducati motorcycles, made in New England and shipped to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Finally, it’s off to Vermont to meet two world-famous craftsmen, Simon and Andrew Pearce, a father-and-son team whose glassblowing and woodturning talents have built an international brand.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we discover why nothing says summer in New England like Tanglewood, as cohost Amy Traverso heads out to the Berkshires to see what it takes to make the perfect picnic for this famous music festival. Next, we travel to Williamstown, Massachusetts, to experience the Williamstown Theatre Festival and catch a performance by Matthew Broderick in a new play called The Closet. Then it’s over to New Hampshire to tour the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, the former home of one of America’s greatest sculptors. Finally, cohost Richard Wiese visits the MacDowell Colony, an artists’ colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, that has hosted such legends as composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein and Our Town playwright Thornton Wilder.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese jumps into the world of Bangs Island Mussels, a pioneering fishery in Portland, Maine, that’s producing more than 250,000 pounds of sustainable shellfish a year. Then it’s up to the Bold Coast of Maine, home to New England’s most beautiful coastal trail. Next, cohost Amy Traverso heads to Connecticut’s famous Litchfield Hills to visit Arethusa Farm, where the cows get shampooed every day and their milk is turned into award-winning cheese and ice cream. Finally, it’s all about the mountains and the great outdoors at Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge, founded by the family made famous by the movie The Sound of Music.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese sets sail in the sailing capital of the world: Newport, Rhode Island. From there we travel to Westerly, Rhode Island, a coastal town of tranquil beauty. Then it’s north to the rugged Bold Coast of Maine to see the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, cohost Amy Traverso travels around New Hampshire to get a taste of the classic New England general store.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohosts Amy Traverso and Richard Wiese travel to Nantucket with the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, Lisa Birnbach, to learn more about this iconic New England style and to try on some Nantucket Reds at Murray’s Toggery Shop, the ultimate in one-stop preppy shopping. Then it’s on to Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where they’ve perfected the craft of turning local ingredients into delicious spirits. Next, we pay a visit to Vermont’s Little Fenway, where kids can swing Wiffle Ball bats at a scaled-down Green Monster. Finally, the sporting fun continues as we travel to Connecticut to the first and only Wiffle Ball factory, to see how those magical little sphere balls are made.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, it’s all about farms and foraging. Our first stop is in Vermont, as cohost Amy Traverso visits the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s spectacular Kelly Way Gardens and learns about cooking with heirloom squash. Then it’s over to Vermont’s Quechee Gorge, which—with its drop of 165 feet—ranks as the deepest gorge in the state. Next, cohost Richard Wiese searches for glass orbs on the beaches of Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Finally, Amy goes foraging for mushrooms with Portsmouth chef Evan Mallett of the Black Trumpet restaurant.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we head to the shore. First, cohost Richard Wiese takes an insider’s look at Nantucket with best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand. Then it’s over to Chatham, Massachusetts, to get up close and personal with its booming seal population. Next, Richard rides along with shark expert Greg Skomal as he tags great whites off the Massachusetts coast. Finally, cohost Amy Traverso wraps things up with a visit to Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod for one of its fantastic farm-to-table dinners.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese catches a ride on the tall ship Lynx to get a taste of what sailing was like in the early 1800s. Then we soar into the clouds aboard a hot air balloon above scenic Quechee, Vermont. Next, cohost Amy Traverso heads into the middle of Maine to find one of the most talked-about restaurants in the country, the Lost Kitchen. Finally, it’s on to Provincetown, Massachusetts, for a dune tour Richard will never forget.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we learn about Maine’s prized wild blueberries, which cohost Amy Traverso then cooks up into a classic blueberry pie. Then we take a short tour of New England’s most iconic lighthouses, which sets the stage for cohost Richard Wiese’s in-depth visit to the Rose Island Lighthouse off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Finally, we close things out with Richard riding the waves in Narragansett Bay, home to some of New England’s best surfing.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country. Next, we make a stop at Vermont’s Jenne Farm, one of New England’s most photographed fall foliage sites, before Yankee magazine editor Mel Allen leads cohost Richard Wiese on a fall foliage tour along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Highway. Finally, Richard joins the annual cranberry harvest in South Carver, Massachusetts.
On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we welcome winter as cohost Richard Wiese heads to Vermont to glide down the longest skating trail in the country. Then cohost Amy Traverso works alongside chef Stacy Cogswell to cook up a classic New England winter meal at the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. Finally, Richard puts on his cross-country skis to explore the top-notch trails at the Jackson, New Hampshire, Ski Touring Center