On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we learn about Maines prized wild blueberries, which cohost Amy Traverso then cooks up into a classic blueberry pie. Then we take a short tour of New Englands most iconic lighthouses, which sets the stage for cohost Richard Wieses in-depth visit to the Rose Island Lighthouse off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Finally, we close things out with Richard riding the waves in Narragansett Bay, home to some of New Englands best surfing.
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.