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The Summer Edition: Yankee Magazine's July/August 2011 Issue

The Summer Edition: Yankee Magazine’s July/August 2011 Issue
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (July/August 2011)—Yankee Magazine‘s July/August 2011 issue, on newsstands June 28, features classic summer experiences in New England: hidden swimming holes, miles of beaches in Rhode Island, summertime at the lake, the rippling cry of a loon, harvest-to-table meals, and the simplicity of cooking with locally grown vegetables.

“I think we’ve packed every bit of summer into the pages of Yankee‘s July/August issue, except perhaps a tube of sunscreen,” says editor Mel Allen. “A time where life happens outdoors, this is also the season for which locavores wait so patiently. The earth is warm, and the produce we eat doesn’t need to travel more than a few miles from local farms to our plates.”

Inside Yankee‘s Summer Issue

Feature stories:

“Back to the Land” — by Erin Byers-Murray and Justin Shatwell (page 78): On summer evenings in Connecticut, chef Jonathan Rapp transforms a farmer’s field into an elegant harvest-to-plate dining experience.

“A Tale of Two Pickles” — by Thom Rock (page 84): A quest to preserve an elusive taste — and a precious family memory.

“Summer on the Lake” — photographed by Richard Schultz with text by Mel Allen (page 88): On Maine’s Sebago Lake, Richard Schultz, whose 2010 photo essay for Yankee was a photography-category finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards, captures the timeless rituals of life beside deep waters — a place where the pace slows and friends and families gather.

“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 98): Judy Beck, longtime waitress at famed Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro, Maine, tells Yankee why she’s still smiling after more than 50 years in the business.

“Call of the Wild” — by Kristen Laine (page 100): The haunting cry of the loon may be vanishing from New England. If we’re going to save these iconic denizens of the north country, we must act now.

The Guide:

In Travel, writer Annie Graves explores “The Beaches of South County,” where both seaside solitude and bustling crowds co-exist in this compact corner of the Ocean State (page 42).

The Home section’s “Antiques & Collectibles” column, by Catherine Riedel, shows how one generation’s thriftiness has resulted in a “make-do” category treasured by future generations (page 68). In “The Evolution of ‘Bachelor Hall,'” by Edie Clark, artists Jilly and Alex Walsh have transformed their countryside Federal-style house with color while retaining its original charm (page 58). Contributing editor Christie Matheson finds beautifully crafted New England–made clothing and toys for babies and toddlers (page 64). And Bridget Samburg shares step-by-step instructions for transforming a terra-cotta garden pot into a decorative seashell-studded planter in “Inspired Ideas” (page 66).

In the Food section, Yankee‘s organic-vegetable grower, Tracie Smith, and her CSA work crew sit down to a midday meal featuring the farm’s produce. Her simple recipes are dictated by the fresh and seasonal foods available (page 70). Also in the Food section, lifestyle editor Amy Traverso finds the best ice cream in New England and shares the recipe for it (page 76).

And More:

Updated Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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