On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Amy Traverso visits with legendary chef Jacques Pépin at his Connecticut home and helps cook up a couple of his favorite FrenchNew England fusion dishes. Next, we travel to the most climbed mountain in New England, Mount Monadnock, to learn what makes it so special. Then cohost Richard Wiese gets a thrill from custom-built Ducati motorcycles, made in New England and shipped to some of Hollywoods biggest stars. Finally, its off to Vermont to meet... [see more] two world-famous craftsmen, Simon and Andrew Pearce, a father-and-son team whose glassblowing and woodturning talents have built an international brand.
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.