This week on Weekends with Yankee, senior food editor Amy Traverso discovers the secrets to a perfect winter getaway in Waldoboro, Maine. First, she stops in at Tops’l Farm, a glamping resort and culinary destination, for a festive raclette dinner, then visits local landmark Morse’s Sauerkraut to check out a host of imported gourmet and specialty items, including its namesake sauerkraut and pickles. Capping off the visit, Amy settles in at Waldoboro’s famous Moody’s Diner for a mouthwatering slice of pie.
Heading south to Mystic, Connecticut, adventurer Richard Wiese takes us back in time to see what gave the famous seaport its name. He joins Captain Jay Salvatore aboard the Osprey for a little early morning fishing, then boards the Roann, one of the last surviving examples of a wooden rigged fishing vessel. Back at Mystic Seaport, he rows out on an old Grand Banks dory, then makes an early American version of fish chowder over a traditional hearth.
Finally, we make our way up the coast to Rhode Island, for an insider’s tour of Duparquet Copper Cookware, one of the few remaining makers of high-end copper cookware in North America.