“Weekends with Yankee” Episode 405: To the Top

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we join co-host Amy Traverso and best-selling cookbook author and New York Times Magazine contributor Dorie Greenspan at her home in Westbrook, Connecticut, to whip up a delicious triple-layer parsnip and cranberry cake. We learn about Dorie’s unlikely path to her dream job, and why her books have won all the major culinary awards and her fans are so devoted that they’ve created blogs and Instagram feeds dedicated to her recipes. Then we trek up to Rumney, New Hampshire, where co-host Richard Wiese puts his rock climbing chops to the test at this popular destination for climbers from all over the world. We see firsthand the unique rock formations that make this area accessible for climbers of all levels. Finally, we travel to Martha’s Vineyard, where renowned architect Patrick Ahearn takes us on a tour of a few of his favorite preservation projects, where he restored historical buildings while highlighting the distinctive beauty of the island.