Yankee Magazine's January/February Issue Embraces Classic Winter Days - - Both Indoors and Outdoors
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (January 3, 2011) — Yankee Magazine’s January/February 2011 issue embraces the extremes of winter in New England — from tips on surviving the outside elements to braising recipes that explore the joys of slow cooking inside a cozy home.
“This issue is about the ‘ins and outs’ of winter,” writes editor Mel Allen. “As you turn the pages, you’ll find New Englanders who still dream of snow and the biting blue winter sky. But not everyone will want to trek along backcountry trails or find delight in outdoor winter festivities, no matter how much fun others seem to have. That’s where the winter’s subtle indoor pleasures come in — like the inner glow of a good, warming meal, for instance.”
Inside the Issue
“Mardi Gras of the North” — by Jim Collins (page 74): For more than 100 years now, Dartmouth College students have been turning their cold and snowy campus into a winter playground.
“A Comfortable Truth” — by Ben Hewitt (page 80): Living “off the grid” in Vermont means living with the rewards and the contradictions that come with that decision.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 84): Stroke survivor Adrienne Kane, author of Cooking & Screaming, explains how she’s found therapy and healing in her kitchen.
“Earned Gifts of a Boston Winter” — by Jon Marcus, with photographs by Christopher Churchill (page 86): In this photo essay, the life of the city comes into sharper focus when the cold settles in.
“The Restorer” — by Ian Aldrich (page 96): Maine resident Jon Wilson, founder of WoodenBoat magazine, has committed himself to a new career: supporting survivors of violent crime by facilitating meetings between them and their offenders.
In the Travel section’s main feature, “Fresh Tracks to Cozy Inns” (page 36), writer David Goodman explores the delights of Vermont’s 300-mile Catamount Trail as he travels on cross-country skis by day and relaxes in cozy inns by night.
In the Home section’s main feature, “You Can Go Home Again,” by Ian Aldrich (page 46), artist Edie Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter, settles into a renovated barn on the Barnstable, Massachusetts, property where she spent her childhood. In “New England’s Finest” (page 52), contributing editor Christie Matheson discovers beautiful wares crafted by the region’s artisans. And in Yankees “Antiques & Collectibles” column (page 54), Catherine Riedel writes about Waltham pocket watches — functional and beautiful timepieces dating back to late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In the Food section, Yankee‘s own Annie B. Copps praises the braise, a slow-cooking method that uses a combination of moist and dry heat to create flavorful and hearty culinary masterpieces (page 56). Recipes include: Maple, Apple, and Onion?Smothered Port Chops; Asian-Flavored Short Ribs; Classic Beef Brisket; Braised Fennel and Leeks; and Chicken Paprikash. This issue’s “Best Cook in Town” (page 64) is Provincetown, Massachusetts’ Ruth O’Donnell, famous for her Portuguese kale soup, which has nourished generations of her family and friends. And in the “Homegrown” column (page 68), “These Shrimps Are Real Shrimps” features Pandalus borealis, the Northern shrimp, a delicate, delectable variety available in Maine during the winter.