Yankee Magazine's July/August Issue Celebrates Summer
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (May/June 2010)–Yankee Magazine’s July/August 2010 issue, on newsstands June 29, celebrates summer in New England in many different ways. The Lucky Catch, a Maine lobster boat, heads to sea with six chefs and a fisherman; the chefs learn how lobsters are caught, then create delectable and economical recipes such as Casco Bay Lobster Dip and Maine Lobster Salsa. A celebrated rosarian offers tips for growing prize-winning roses in our region’s variable climate. Photographer Richard Schultz captures timeless portraits of Maine and its people in the midst of summer activities. Plus, on the 35th anniversary of Jaws, editor-at-large Ian Aldrich investigates in “Feeding Frenzy” how sharks are becoming a surprising tourist attraction on the Cape and Islands.
“We wanted to capture the essence of summer and put it into the pages of our July/August issue so that you can feel it wherever you are and whenever you want,”says Yankee’s editor, Mel Allen. “Every pocket of New England can claim its own piece of summer’s heart. The sea touches five of our six states–and Vermont has those sunsets over water and waves hitting the shore covered nicely, thanks to Lake Champlain. The best part? You can take all of these great stories to the park or the beach, sink into a chair, and let the day settle around you.”
Inside Yankee’s July/August Issue
“The Day of the Pomodorata” — by Annie B. Copps (page 74): One family’s tradition–the annual tomato festival–has carried over from Italy to Vermont.
“Hardwick and the New Frontier of Food” — by Bill McKibben (page 80): In part three of Yankee’s series on “How New England Can Change the World,” a small Vermont town shows us how growing and eating locally can rebuild a community.
“Maine Coastal Odyssey” — text by Mel Allen, photographs by Richard Schultz (page 84): A timeless portrait of a place and its people.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 96): Champion rose gardener Clarence Rhodes shares a few of his secrets for growing prize-winning blooms in northern New England.
“Feeding Frenzy” — by Ian Aldrich (page 98): Great whites in the water! On the Cape and Islands, shark fever is no longer the stuff of movie legend.
The Travel section’s main feature, “Follow the Blue Watery Road,” by Wayne Curtis (page 42), re-explores the writer’s first journey on the Maine Island Trail, which he completed more than 20 years ago, and compares it with his more recent paddle. Thankfully, he finds the coast’s beauty and wilderness are mostly unchanged from two decades earlier.
The Home section’s main feature, “Cliff and Cove,” by Polly Bannister (page 50), showcases a Jamestown, Rhode Island, house built on a parcel of land overlooking Hull Cove. Writer Christie Matheson outfits a porch in “New England’s Finest” (page 56). A Vermont crafter updates a vintage lamp with a custom-made shade in “Inspired Ideas” (page 58). “Antiques & Collectibles” (page 60) remembers the work of Wallace Nutting, whose hand-colored photographs helped spawn American Colonial Revivalism, an ideology that embraced the simplicity of a bygone era.
In the Food section’s “After the Catch,” by Judith Gaines (page 64), six Maine chefs head to sea and learn how to catch lobster, then create inspired and economical lobster recipes. Also in this issue, Jamaican-born Hazel Odell re-creates the spicy fare of her Caribbean homeland in “Best Cook In Town” (page 70), a regular column in the magazine featuring some of New England’s most outstanding home cooks. In “Homegrown” (page 72), Yankee’s food editor, Annie B. Copps, gathers wild roses to make jam with a simple recipe of petals, sugar, fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, and water.