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Yankee Magazine's November/December Issue Celebrates the Holiday Season

Yankee Magazine’s November/December Issue Celebrates the Holiday Season
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (October 19, 2010) — Yankee Magazine’s November/December 2010 issue, on newsstands October 26, celebrates New England traditions: holidays strolls, homemade gifts from the kitchen, the best bakeries for made-from-scratch pies, sweet and savory cranberry recipes, and expert tips on how to carve a turkey. Plus, meet four New Englanders who make the world a better place for others, and two guys–Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers from NPR’s Car Talk show–who dispense advice to the automotively challenged and make us laugh while they’re doing it.

“In this issue you’ll find stories about people and communities who are finding a way to hold on to a way of life that speaks to the best in all of us,” writes editor Mel Allen. “These stories reflect the strengths of this region–community, stubborn resolve, the rituals that bring us together–virtues all worth celebrating.”

Inside the Issue

Feature Stories “Gifts from the Kitchen” — by Annie B. Copps (page 88): Homemade treats burst with flavor and the spirit of the season. More than 10 recipes, plus 5 online bonuses, that are perfect for gift-giving.

“The Big Question” — interviewed by Cindy Anderson (page 96): Tom and Ray Magliozzi–NPR’s beloved “Click & Clack”–tell us how they’ve stayed inspired throughout Car Talk’s 33 years on the air.

“The Sounding Joy” — by Jim Collins (page 100): For its devoted audience, the Christmas Revels tradition, now in its 40th year, is more than entertainment–it’s the merriest way to welcome the holidays.

“Holding On” — by Ben Hewitt (page 104): In the face of formidable economic hurdles, Vermont’s remaining dairy farmers cling to the land and to the work they love.

“Angels Among Us” — by Ian Aldrich (page 114): These four New Englanders are making an extraordinary difference in their communities.

The Guide

The Travel section journeys to Nantucket — a lively winter holiday destination during the island’s annual Christmas Stoll Weekend — in “Come, Let’s Stroll” by Annie B. Copps (page 42).

In the Home section’s main feature, “Count Your Blessings,” by Carol Connare (page 52), a family moves into a New Canaan, Connecticut, farmhouse, built in the 1800s, and become part of the town’s history, as they begin creating their own. Contributing editor Christie Matheson finds artisan-designed kitchenware and gourmet staples that make everyday meals special in “New England’s Finest” (page 62). Get crafty–make personalized cake plates to give as gifts, or to add a festive touch to any celebration, with “Inspired Ideas” by Nancy McAllister (page 66). In Yankee’s “Antiques & Collectibles” column, Catherine Riedel writes about original Bacon & Day banjos. Prized as collector items and considered the finest banjos in the world, these instruments were made in Groton, Connecticut, in the 1920s and 1930s (page 68).

In the Food section, Amy Traverso cooks with cranberries and shares both sweet and savory recipes for New England’s favorite scarlet berry: Apple-Pear-Cranberry Crostata, Coconut-Curry Stir Fry with Pork and Cranberries, Cranberry Cordial, Glazed Cranberry Tea Cakes, and Chai-Spiced Orange-Cranberry Sauce.

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About us: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of more than 2 million readers, it is produced by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. In 2010, Yankee Magazine was named a finalist in the national City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards in two categories: Multimedia and Excellence in Writing. 2010 marks Yankee Magazine’s 75th year as New England’s magazine. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.com/press

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