New England is filled with hidden gems, and this week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese highlights a few favorites. First up is Bostons legendary Fenway Park and its Green Monsterboth are well known, but behind the Green Monster he also finds a tucked-away garden that provides fresh vegetables to food vendors throughout Fenway. Next, Richard journeys to Chebeague Island, off the coast of southern Maine, to visit a decades-old, family-run inn and harvest oysters straight from the... [see more] waters of Casco Bay. Finally, learn why glamping is all the rage with a look at the brand-new Sandy Pines Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, where we feast on gourmet smores by the campfire. Back in the Test Kitchen, co-host and Yankeesenior food editor Amy Traverso takes inspiration from those same decadent smores to create a uniquely delicious chocolate tart.
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.