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Yankee Magazine Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive New England Flair

Yankee Magazine Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive New England Flair
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The Guide:

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).

And More:

“Here in New England: The Flood” — by David Goodman (page 16): When Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont, rain-swollen waterways washed away homes, bridges, and roads. Amid the destruction, Vermonters found hope in one another.

“The Toy Maker” — by Jim Collins (page 22): In Ogunquit, Maine, toymaker William John Woods has been handcrafting toys and igniting children’s imaginations for 35 years.

“Only in New England,” by Justin Shatwell (page 26): Just thirteen miles from flagship store Yankee Candle, there’s a new destination candle shopping experience in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley called Kringle Candle. Yankee investigates the candle war, raising the fear of wax shortages and elf strikes.

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