“Weekends with Yankee” Episode 501: Back to Our Roots

In this episode of Weekends with Yankee, Co-host Richard Wiese spends the day with James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Nischan, who has turned his passion into a commitment to make farm-fresh food affordable for underserved communities. They visit Two Guys from Woodbridge, a hydroponic farm in Hamden, Connecticut, to source local greens and edible flowers to inspire a meal. At Michel’s home, they cook up a delicious autumn frittata with freshly laid eggs from his own chickens. From Connecticut, we move north to Boston to follow in the footsteps of Julia Child, through the memories of noted female chefs who she inspired, including chef Lydia Shire. Lydia and Co-host Amy Traverso pay a visit to Savenor’s Market, Julia’s beloved butcher shop in Cambridge, where they select duck to be cooked in honor of Julia. Amy also pays homage to Julia by making sweet and savory Apple, Cheddar, and Caramelized Onion Pastry Bites.