This week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese cruises around New Hampshires Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Sophie C, the oldest floating post office in the United States. From there, he makes tracks to Rockport, Maine, where lobsterman and photographer Joel Woods gives a view of deep-sea fishing that few people ever get to see. Closing things out is a jaunt to the rocky coast just outside Acadia National Park to experience a genuine Maine clambake with three of Portland, Maines hottest... [see more] chefs. Back in the Test Kitchen, co-host and Yankeesenior food editor Amy Traverso brings the clambake home as she creates a stove-top version of this classic New England meal.
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.