DUBLIN, NH (October 23, 2019) – With its snowy mountains, pine-covered woodlands and charming hamlets, New England conjures holiday images straight out of a classic painting. To help you celebrate the Yuletide, the editors at Yankee
have created the “Special Holiday Issue,” with everything you need to know to enjoy the ultimate holiday. Yankee
’s November-December issue includes the annual Yankee Food Awards 2019
—celebrating New England’s most exquisite locally made cheeses, candy, and other gift-worthy treats. It also features holiday recipes, seasonal getaways, handcrafted gifts from New England’s top artisans, and holiday happenings around the region, from dancing toys to skiing Santas. There’s even an etiquette guru to help you ring in the season of joy and good tidings with proper manners.
Seasonal highlights of the November-December issue, along with web extras on NewEngland.com
Yankee Food Awards 2019
(Pg. 53) – In this annual celebration of New England delicacies, Yankee
editors showcase their favorite finds from farmers’ markets, festivals, gourmet shops, and grocery stores all over the region. Among the 10 award winners are artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, hand-baked matzoh, gourmet preserves and spreads, mulling syrup, and handmade candy—all available for holiday shipping, too!
The Sweet Life
(Pg. 45) – Senior food editor Amy Traverso gets a lesson in baking and living well from critically acclaimed Connecticut cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, who shares sweet and savory recipes for her favorite seasonal treats. Once fired for “creative subordination,” she transformed her passionate hobby for baking into an extraordinary lifelong pursuit.
Handmade for the Holidays
(Pg. 98) – From Hobbit Holes and hand-painted bowls to handmade glass trees, Yankee
shares the best in gift ideas from New England’s artisans and entrepreneurs, who capture the region’s essence with wit and style. Discover lovely handcrafted gifts and tailor-made treats for kids, homebodies, nature lovers, sporty types, and our fine four-legged family members.
Christmas in Newport
(Pg. 86) – At the Gilded Age’s favorite summer resort, they do the holidays with gusto—including a monthlong festival of tours, concerts, craft fairs and events. The community’s lighting “dress code” of clear bulbs bedecks everything from windowpanes to wharf posts—casting a twinkly, enchanted light over the historic seaport. Check out the Newport Mansions in all their splendor, explore fine dining and shopping, and take a downtown walking tour. Online extra: Find holiday fun all along the Rhode Island coast with Yankee
’s guide to local festivities: newengland.com/merry-coastal-RI
Lizzie Post Would Like Your Attention. Please
(Pg. 108) – Decades after etiquette guru Emily Post helped teach American society to mind its manners, former Boston
magazine editor and veteran New England journalist Jon Marcus talks to great-great-granddaughter Lizzie Post about her crusade to teach politeness to a new generation. Incivility may abound nowadays—from road rage to ghosting—but courtesy and consideration can still win the day.
The Great Divide
(Pg. 114) – Cougars have long been declared extinct in New England. But “cougar truthers” are certain that the big cat is living and breeding again in New England—even though wildlife experts say no, not yet. Contributing editor Ben Hewitt digs in to discover the truth about this iconic creature.
That’s a Wrap
(Pg. 152) – America’s oldest family-owned candy company, F.B. Washburn, bows out of the business of making ribbon candy, that singular holiday confection.
– Beyond the pages, Yankee
offers comprehensive holiday coverage on its website, NewEngland.com
. The site offers tried-and-true recipes for Thanksgiving, a look at holiday happenings the old-fashioned way in the Best Historic Yuletide Celebrations
and takes readers inside festive abodes from vintage to modern in Gorgeous Holiday House Tours
, and more.
For more information about Yankee
, please visit: newengland.com/yankee-magazineAbout Yankee
Based in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee: New England’s Magazine
was founded in 1935 and is the iconic American magazine covering the finest that New England has to offer. Covering classic New England travel destinations, food traditions, and home and lifestyle stories with stunning photography and artwork, Yankee
has featured many notable American writers in its pages such as Robert Frost, John Updike, and Stephen King. With a total circulation of nearly 300,000 and a total audience of 1.8 million readers, the magazine is published by Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI), a family-owned, independent company. Yankee has also partnered with WGBH to produce Weekends with Yankee,
a 13-episode documentary series on public television that taps into Yankee
’s extensive behind-the-scenes access to the region’s six states. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac,
and McLean Communications.
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