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Yankee Magazine's May/June 2011 Issue Names 288 "Best of New England — Editors' Choice" Winners

Yankee Magazine‘s May/June 2011 Issue Names 288 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” Winners
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Yankee‘s editors and special travel contributors name 288 winners for 2011. Listings are sorted by state and category. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Classic Seaside Resort” in Maine, the “Best Seafood” in Connecticut, the “Best Walking Tour” in Rhode Island, the “Best Take-Out” in Massachusetts, the “Best Bakery” in Boston, the “Best Romantic Getaway” in New Hampshire, the “Best Mountain Biking” in Vermont, and many more.

The Guide:

The Home section’s main feature, “From Farm to Sea,” by Ian Aldrich, explores interior designer Terry John Woods’ summer home in Down East Maine, which is inspired by his primary residence, a Vermont farmhouse (page 34). “Antiques & Collectibles,” by Catherine Riedel, remembers Peter Hunt’s charming cottage-style furnishings, which became favorites on Cape Cod in the early 20th century and are now popular once again (page 44).

In the Food section, Yankee‘s contributing lifestyle editor, Christie Matheson, visits editorial icon and memoirist Judith Jones at her farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. In “Lunch with a Legend,” Judith prepares a lunch of radishes with butter and salt, pan-fried trout, sautéed angelica, rhubarb-strawberry tart, and cranberry-and-cherry granola (page 46). Also in the Food section, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town” column introduces Laurie Lufkin of Essex, Massachusetts, as she creates a picnic by the water (page 54).

And More:
“Here in New England,” by Pippin Ross (page 16): On Boston’s 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, the birth of the American Revolution comes alive — but only if the tour guide brings it to life. Writer Pippin Ross recounts her try-out to become the newest Freedom Trail player, a job that requires dressing and acting the part.

“Touching the Dream at Tanglewood,” by Jim Collins (page 22): Yankee goes behind the scenes at the Berkshires’ Tanglewood Music Center, a preeminent summer institute for emerging professional musicians, with Tanglewood Fellow Tema Watstein, who spent last summer studying and performing with the very best.

“The Best 5: Birding Hotspots” (page 30): Tim Gallagher, editor-in-chief of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Living Bird magazine, names his top birdwatching places in New England.

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