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Weekends with Yankee

Weekends with Yankee

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.

Latest Episodes

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Tue Dec 4th, 9:30am
Tue Dec 4th, 3:30pm

Offering wild weather, stormy seas, and remote locations, New England is a land of adventure. This week on Weekends with Yankee, we travel to the Northeast's highest peak for some of the most extreme weather found anywhere in the world. Then we head out to sea, braving stiff winds and bracing cold, to capture the coveted Atlantic bay scallop. Finally, we take to the skies high above Maine's iconic Moosehead Lake in search of the majestic creatures that inspired its name.

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Tue Jan 1st, 9:30am
Tue Jan 1st, 3:30pm

New England's landscape is vast and varied-from small farms to sprawling forests, green valleys to rocky mountaintops. Today on Weekends with Yankee, we visit the Well at Jordan's Farm, where one small farm gives new meaning to "farm to table" dining by serving its own produce at an alfresco restaurant just steps from the fields. Then we travel south to Connecticut's Grace Farms, where we meet some incredible birds of prey. And we conclude with a lesson in fly-fishing from angler, artist, and author James Prosek.

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we see the very best of New England. Our journey begins in Hanover, New Hampshire, which Yankee magazine editors say "might just be the best college town of all." Then it's south to Rhode Island, where cohost Richard Wiese strolls through The Elms, one of the most breathtaking of Newport's Gilded Age mansions. Finally, we head to Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, for some of the most succulent sea scallops in the world.

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Thu Dec 6th, 9:30am
Thu Dec 6th, 3:30pm

New England is full of treasures large and small. In this episode, we meet lobsterman and photographer Joel Woods, who captures intimate portraits of a hidden world-dramatic, gritty, and often-poignant snapshots of life aboard a lobster boat. Next, we set out along the coast of New Hampshire to celebrate local oysters with star chef Jeremy Sewall. And finally, we uncover the world's only authenticated pirate ship-and reveal treasures that have never before been seen in public.

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spend an idyllic summer day on the shores of Cape Cod and stop in at the Chatham Bars Inn, named a 2017 Yankee Editors' Pick as "Best Family Lodging" in the state. There, we experience the ultimate farm-to-table dinner, featuring local seafood and an array of vegetables just picked from the hotel's own farm. Then co-host Richard Wiese heads to Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay for a surfing lesson, and learns why there's such surprisingly good wave action in New England.

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Tue Dec 11th, 9:30am
Tue Dec 11th, 3:30pm

New England is a region steeped in tradition. In this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we board the massive schooner J&E Riggin for a windjammer cruise along the beautiful Maine coast. Then we travel down to Boston for the Head of the Charles, the largest two-day rowing event in the world. Lastly, up north in Vermont, we find the Shelburne Museum, one of the country's most unique museums, home to a land-bound lighthouse, a steamboat docked in a grassy meadow, period gardens, and four centuries of art and Americana.

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