Yankee Magazine Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive New England Flair
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (November/December 2011)— Yankee Magazine‘s November/December issue, on newsstands October 25, celebrates the holiday season with inspiring food, home, and gift ideas. From a Thanksgiving menu created by an acclaimed Boston chef, to the “story-book” home owned by author of the beloved children’s book, The Polar Express, plus craft fairs and made in New England wares, the holiday issue abounds with a festive New England style. And for a classic approach to the season, escape to another era while vacationing at a historic inn; Yankee traveled many hundreds of miles to determine the region’s ten best places to stay that evoke the 18th century but are cushioned in contemporary comforts.
Inside Yankee’s November/December Issue
“Gifts You’ll Love (to Buy and Receive)” — by Amy Traverso (page 88): New England’s craft fairs make holiday shopping fun while supporting the region’s talented artisans.
“Low Tide in the Hills” — by Castle Freeman Jr. (page 94): At autumn’s end comes the ebbing of light and shadow, heralding the arrival of a different kind of beauty.
“Angels Among Us” — by Ian Aldrich (page 96): Meet two dedicated New Englanders who are making an extraordinary difference in the communities around them.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 100): Kris Kringle himself, a.k.a. Jonathan Meath, explains why it’s important to believe in Santa Claus.
“Wreathmaking Time in Washington County” — by Edgar Allen Beam, photographed by Jarrod McCabe (page 102): In Down East Maine, where seasonal work off the land is a staple of life, evergreens yield hundreds of thousands of Christmas decorations.
“Battle Lines” — by Ben Hewitt (page 110): New Hampshire’s controversial Northern Pass energy project—a proposed 180-mile corridor of electrical transmission towers—raises issues of property rights, power, and profit. Who, ultimately, determines the fate of a region?
In Travel, writer Christina Tree rates the best historic inns in New England (page 42).
The Home section makes a holiday visit to the Providence, Rhode Island, home of Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of the beloved children’s classic, The Polar Express (page 56). In “New England’s Finest,” contributing editor Christie Matheson showcases beautiful wares from seasonal craft fairs around the region (page 62). And Christine Chitnis makes handcrafted keepsake ornaments, perfect to adorn holiday gift packages in “Inspired Ideas” (page 66).
In the Food section, acclaimed chef Frank McClelland uses a bounty of fresh, local ingredients to create “The Perfect Meal,” a Thanksgiving feast at his farm in Essex, Massachusetts (page 68). In the column “Homegrown,” at the first sign of frost, Aimee Seavey becomes a One-Pie canned pumpkin purée devotee, a required ingredient for her pumpkin custard and pumpkin streusel bar recipes (page 78).