Yankee Magazine's September/October Issue Celebrates What New England Does Best: Fall Foliage
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (August 15, 2012)—Yankee Magazine’s September/October 2012 issue, on newsstands August 28, celebrates the foliage season in New England with “Autumn A to Z,” a comprehensive guide that shares one aspect of fall for every letter of the alphabet. From acer saccharum (sugar maple) to ziplining, Yankee offers 26 fresh ways to embrace New England’s most beloved season.
“This issue is about the ways that fall enters into our lives,” says Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen. “We pay homage to the versatility of the noble squash, and we take you on a road trip to one of the most bucolic collections of water-bordered villages and towns anywhere. But that’s just the warmup. In “Autumn A to Z’ we really celebrate September and October. Even with all those letters to play with, it was nearly impossible to narrow the season into 26 pieces. As you turn the pages, I hope the words and images take you back to times when you waited at the orchard for the first bite of a hot cider doughnut (C), or when you let yourself get lost on a winding, seemingly endless dirt road (D), or when you peered through your camera at the most scenic farm in all the land (J), or even when the haunting hunter’s moon shone so brightly through your nighttime window (H). There’s an entire season to explore inside these pages.”
Inside Yankee’s September/October Issue
“Autumn A to Z” — by Yankee Magazine staff and contributors (page 78): It’s Yankee’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Enjoy Fall” guide with exactly 26 ways to get into the spirit of the season. Travel the Mohawk Trail, the Kancamagus Highway, or some 8,740 miles of dirt roads in Vermont. Visit Jenne Farm, bountiful orchards, or colorful bogs laden with cranberries. Sample Indian pudding and cider doughnuts. Meet a ghost hunter and experience mutant pumpkin madness. How about a “World’s Fair” in tiny Tunbridge, Vermont (population 1,300)? Or just a little old agricultural show—The Big E (1.2 million visitors annually)? Looking for high-flying adventure? Ride a zipline above the canopy, or get up-and-away in a hot-air balloon. We’ve got fall covered—from A to Z.
Winter squash is roasted, baked, and sautéed in the Food section’s “Flavor of Fall” recipes such as Pasta alla Vodka with Roasted Winter Squash; Thai-Style Chicken, Butternut Squash, & Onion Stir-Fry; Spinach, Walnut & Kabocha Salad with Sweet-Onion Vinaigrette; and Spaghetti Squash Mediterranean-Style (page 65). In “Best Cook in Town,” Ron Morin of West Newbury, Massachusetts, literally dreams up the healthy, creative, diabetic-friendly recipes he makes (page 70). Plus, a recipe for Potato-Tomato Tart with Aged Gouda from dairyman Dave Smith of Winchendon, Massachusetts, whose been turning his farm-fresh milk into Smith’s Country Cheese Gouda for over 25 years (page 74).
In the Travel section’s “Fall Comes to the Lake Country,” writer William Scheller explores the water, woods, and light during a fall tour through the heart of New Hampshire with photographs by Rob Bossi (page 34).
In the Home section’s “Light Touch,” by Alexandra Hall, stylist and interior decorator Kelly McGuill’s home features whites and neutrals with contrasting textures and patches of bright color, resulting in a well-trod, very lived-in home that still looks impeccable and feels serene (page 48). In “New England’s Finest,” autumn-hued home goods evoke cheerful bursts of seasonal foliage, (page 56). Catherine Riedel’s “Antiques & Collectibles” column features “Historical Staffordshire” tableware made by English potters which became popular in the United States in the mid-19th century and today fetches a good price.
“Hope for Rosie” — by Mel Allen (page 14): In the small town of Hope, Maine, a community rallies behind the improbable dream of a sanctuary for injured circus elephants.
“Caretakers of Hallowed Ground” — by Jim Collins (page 19): Forest Lodge, on the banks of Manie’s Rapid River, inspired Louise Dickinson Rich’s bestselling 1942 book We Took to the Woods. The property is now for sale, and the current owner hopes that whoever buys it will continue to honor its legacy.
“How to Sound Like a New Englander” — by Ian Aldrich (page 26): Thom Jones, the director of voice and speech for Trinity Rep and the Brown University acting program, shares the interesting nuances of different New England dialects.
“Local Treasure” — by Justin Shatwell (page 30): Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the final resting place of many of the region’s most notable artists, scientists, writers, and reformers.
“The Best 5: Cabins & Cottages” — by Bethany Ericson (page 28): The author of New England Cabins & Cottages names the best places to stay during the fall foliage time-frame.