This week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese spotlights the flora and fauna of New England. Starting things off is a visit to Vermont's Shelburne Farms, a historic property on the shores of Lake Champlain where teams of farmers and food artisans raise brown Swiss cows and makes delicious cheeses from their milk. Next, he travels to New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee to connect with top Boston chef Brendan Pelley, who shares the story of how growing up at his family's cabin there shaped... [see more] his cooking style—which he demonstrates with some delicious lake trout prepared over a campfire. Then it's off to Connecticut, where Richard casts for trout with James Prosek, a fisherman, artist, and author who celebrates the beauty of this revered fish in his work. Back in the Test Kitchen, cohost and Yankeesenior food editor Amy Traverso makes a simple but elegant orzo salad with smoked trout.
program length: 30 minutes
Saturday, August 11 at 4:00 pm on 12.1
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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.