Yankee Magazine's March/April Issue
The Home section includes an article about Penelope Wurr, a glass artist who mixes life and art in a relocated New England barn (page 50). “New England’s Finest” explains how to organize a space with locally designed pieces (page 60). “Inspired Ideas” shows how to set a festive Easter table that celebrates the season’s renewal (page 62). “Antiques and Collectibles” features some of the best and most famous clocks in the world, made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, by the Chelsea Clock Company (page 64).
In the Food Section, “Can We Live by Bread Alone?” offers a short history of bread baking plus four bread recipes (page 68). Also in this issue’s “Best Cook in Town” column, meet Ruth Shackford, an 81-year-old farmer’s wife who’s been the best cake baker around for 60 years. She shares her special recipe for “Preacher’s Chocolate Cake” (page 74), while in “Homegrown” (page 76) fresh, local lamb makes a savory spring meal.
“Here in New England” by Mel Allen (page 16): At home in Underhill, Vermont, Merchant Marine captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in April 2009, talks about his ordeal, its aftereffects, and the release of his first book, A Captain’s Duty, in April.
“First Light” by Jim Collins (page 23): One enterprising maple producer in New Hampshire learned his craft from local old-time sugarmakers, then developed his own savvy business plan to sell it, without jeopardizing his neighborly relationships.
“The Best Five: Teahouses” by Katrina Avila Munichiello (page 29): Yankee names the top venues for tea drinking in New England.
2010 marks Yankee Magazine’s 75th year as New England’s magazine, fulfilling founder Robb Sagendorph’s gut feeling that the six-state region should have a magazine of its own, “for Yankee readers, by Yankee writers, and about Yankeedom.” The September/October issue will be the special anniversary issue, but throughout the entire year, favorite classic stories will be posted on YankeeMagazine.com, including the best articles on adventure (Mondays), history (Tuesdays), food and recipes (Wednesdays), people and places (Thursdays), and “three-minute reads” (Fridays). Other online exclusives celebrating Yankee Magazine’s milestone include mystery photo contests, New England trivia quizzes, a slide show of Yankee’s most beloved covers, a new blog about “what Yankee means to me,” and a video version of the monthly musings of editor-in-chief and New England icon Jud Hale.