This week on Weekends with Yankee, the series celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory. First, co-host Richard Wiese hikes up to Holt's Ledge in Hanover, New Hampshire, and gets a fall color tutorial from photographer Jim Salge, the resident foliage expert for NewEngland.com. Next, he heads to Vermont for an autumn visit with goat farmer and cheese maker Allison Hooper, whose Vermont Creamery has helped put New England cheeses in the national spotlight. Finally,... [see more] the editor of Yankeemagazine, Mel Allen, takes a tour of New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway and shares some of his favorite out-of-the-way vistas on one of America's most scenic highways. Back in the Test Kitchen, co-host and Yankeesenior food editor Amy Traverso makes a beautiful summer salad with goat cheese and cherries.
WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE is a 13-part travel and lifestyle series named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation's top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider's exploration of the cities, countryside locales and far-flung places in the quaint and scenic region. The series is hosted by Richard Wiese, (Born to Explore) , an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, author and explorer who has traveled to all seven continents, participated in two expeditions to Antarctica, and cross-country skied to the North Pole. Amy Traverso, a senior food editor at Yankee magazine who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay, joins Richard as co-host. She highlights recipes, local flavors and the sense of community that make up the regions' food and dining scene. WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE offers an "all-access" behind-the-scenes pass to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know.