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  • I N S I D E R S ’ G U I D E

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    NEW SEASON, NEW ADVENTURES

    BUCKET-LIST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

    Outdoor Escapes

    for All Ages

  • Weekends with Yankee is produced by WGBH Boston’s Studio Six. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Laurie Donnelly SERIES HOSTS: Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso Series funding for Weekends with Yankee is provided by State of New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, Emerald Waterways, Maine Office of Tourism, and The Vermont Country Store.

    WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE INSIDER’S GUIDE EDITOR Mel Allen MANAGING EDITOR Jenn Johnson SENIOR FOOD EDITOR Amy Traverso DEPUTY EDITOR Ian Aldrich SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR Aimee Tucker ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR Katherine Keenan VP, PUBLISHER Brook Holmberg MARKETING DIRECTOR Kate Hathaway Weeks SALES MARKETING MANAGER Valerie Lithgow MARKETING ASSOCIATE Holly Sloane NEW MEDIA DESIGNER Amy O’Brien VP, SALES JD Hale NATIONAL MARKETING Roslan & Campion Public Relations

    Cover photo by Mark Fleming

    Copyright 2020 by Yankee Publishing Inc.; all rights reserved.

    WELCOME TO WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE Yankee readers have never been shy about letting us know what stories they like best. And over the past few years, a lot of their letters and online comments have been about Weekends with Yankee, our travel and lifestyle public television series made in partnership with WGBH in Boston. These sentiments—even from people who live outside New England, which half of Yankee’s readers do—all share the same idea: They feel that the show brings them home.

    That was our inspiration from the start. Public television has a celebrated history of producing story-driven programs that both inspire and educate, and New England has long been fertile ground for characters and narratives with the power to make people everywhere feel connected to this region. Through Weekends with Yankee, we’ve been able to showcase the stories of our six states in a visually exciting half-hour show. With Season 4, which debuted this past April, the connection it provides to people is stronger than ever, given how many of us have been seeking new ways to learn and explore in an era of self-quarantine and restricted travel.

    The show’s reach will also be expanded by the publication you’re reading now. Just as stories from Yankee have inspired many of the segments on Weekends with Yankee, the show has influenced what we at Yankee do, both online and in print. With this special Weekends with Yankee: Insiders’ Guide, we’ve brought together for the first time stories connected to all four seasons of the show.

    We sit down with comedian and author John Hodgman to talk about his Massachusetts roots, and we catch up with Maine chef Erin French for a peek at what it’s like to run the Lost Kitchen, where dinner reservations are some of the most coveted in the nation. We offer viewers a virtual tour of New Hampshire’s best summer adventures—including a White Mountains hike once tackled by Weekends with Yankee cohost Richard Wiese—then head south for a taste of the magical region of Rhode Island and Massachusetts known as the Farm Coast. Cohost Amy Traverso, Yankee’s senior food editor, explores the flavors of New England and spotlights the region’s tastemakers, including elite chef Jacques Pépin and famed baker Joanne Chang.

    So come along on a journey into the heart of New England led by the folks who know it best. And as always, please do let us know what you like about the show—and which adventures you’d like to see us take on next.

    —The Editors

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  • CONTENTS 4 BEHIND THE SCENES

    A chat with Laurie Donnelly, executive producer of Weekends with Yankee

    6 MEET THE COHOSTS: AMY TRAVERSO

    8 MEET THE COHOSTS: RICHARD WIESE

    10 CLIMBING THE KNIFE EDGE This heart-stopping trail draws hikers from across the globe to Maine’s highest mountain, Katahdin

    13 COME SAIL AWAY Leave your cares on land with one of these breezy New England escapes

    14 Q&A: JOHN HODGMAN The humorist, author, and actor talks about his Massachusetts roots and the challenges of middle age

    15 SOAK UP THE LOCAL COLOR Make the most of foliage season with these easy to moderate fall hikes

    16 GET IN ON THE ACTION From hang-gliding to surfing, summer adventures abound in New Hampshire

    18 COLD CALLING When snow hits Vermont, the fun is just getting started

    20 Q&A: PATRICK AHEARN The award-winning Martha’s Vineyard architect shares his thoughts on building a cohesive community

    21 OUT & ABOUT Festivals and events to help inspire a future New England getaway

    23 Q&A: WHIT PERRY The maritime preservation expert discusses the legacy of the Mayflower

    24 SWEET SUCCESS How Joanne Chang came to be Boston’s most beloved pastry chef

    26 BRANCHING OUT A New Hampshire family brings ingenuity and entrepreneurship to their rural farm

    27 Q&A: BARTON SEAVER The Maine seafood expert weighs in on sustainability (and the right way to make a lobster roll)

    28 IN THE KITCHEN WITH JACQUES PÉPIN The world-famous chef shares a favorite New England seafood recipe

    30 Q&A: ERIN FRENCH The chef-owner of Maine sensation The Lost Kitchen looks back on her unexpected path to fame

    31 THE ULTIMATE BLUEBERRY PIE The Portland, Maine, bakery Two Fat Cats shows us how it’s done

    32 FEASTING ON THE FARM COAST This picturesque region of Rhode Island and Massachusetts is a foodie haven

    35 THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE For recipes, videos, travel tips, and more, head to WeekendsWithYankee.com

    36 TUNE IN TO SEASON 4 Your complete episode guide to Weekends with Yankee’s latest discoveries and destinations

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  • As the camera rolls on Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese (right) heads out into Nantucket Sound for a sail on the tall ship Lynx.

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  • BEHIND THE SCENES Meet Laurie Donnelly, executive producer of Weekends with Yankee

    O ver her long career in public television, Emmy-winning producer Laurie Donnelly has worked on several innovative shows, from Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie to This Old House to Food Trip with Todd English. Today, this California native turned New Englander oversees Weekends with Yankee, a WGBH collaboration with Yankee magazine that saw its fourth season premiere on public television stations nationwide this past April. Here, she shares some insights on Weekends with Yankee, as well as her own personal take on New England.

    What inspired you to partner with Yankee for this television show? Yankee is a New England institution that has been telling this region’s story for decades, which means that there is no better partner to capture the people, places, and stories that make up New England. Yankee’s stories resonate not only with New Englanders but with people across the country.

    What does being a New Englander mean to you? New Englanders are straightforward, honest, and resilient—and they are all, in my experience, proud to be from New England. People who live here tend to not leave, and if they do, they are drawn back again at some point in their lives. It’s a place that really feels like home.

    What is it about lifestyle programming that has such broad appeal? We can take viewers to places they might never go. We inspire them. It’s aspirational and inspirational, and it takes them away from the grind of their daily lives. We always try to push the envelope in introducing them to content, people, and ideas they may never have seen before.

    What are some of the surprising places that your career with WGBH has taken you? Through our programs we are given access to worlds that we might otherwise never see, whether it is a front-row seat at Carnegie Hall, as with From the Top … or following in the footsteps of people on spiritual journeys guided by Bruce Feiler in Sacred Journeys … or traveling around the world alongside a National Geographic photographer as he tries to save one endangered species at a time in our series Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark, with Joel Sartore. Through these journeys, I have had unique access to some of the most breathtaking, engaging, and inspirational places around the globe.

    Weekends with Yankee is a celebration of all the wonderful things people can experience in New England. What are some of your personal New England favorites? Eating Duxbury oysters, taking the cog railway up to the top of Mount Washington, and having tea on Mount Desert Island—there’s nothing like it. I also grew up sailing, and there is no better experience to take you away from it all than a windjammer cruise around the Maine islands. While I also am a tremendous foodie, it’s hard to pick among my “children”—New England is loaded with great restaurants! But give me a lobster roll anytime, and I’m a happy camper.PH

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