Yankee Magazine’s January/February Issue
In Yankee’s Home section, garden expert and writer Tovah Martin shows how to make a terrarium in a step-by-step guide. Capture everything you love about New England’s varied landscapes and showcase it indoors in a beautiful glass container. In “New England’s Finest,” we sourced some locally made clothing that echoes the region’s once-thriving textile industry (page 49). And in “Antiques and Collectibles,” Catherine Riedel writes about the sweet designs drawn from nature that have made cobalt and-crackle-glazed Dedham pottery popular for more than a century (page 50).In the Food section, writer Jocelyn Ruggiero travels to New Haven, Connecticut, for some “Southern Comfort” at Oaxaca Kitchen where a partnership between chef Prasad Chirnomula and home cook Margarita Hernandez results in recipes such as: Mexican Squash Soup, Quick and Easy Pozole (Pork and Hominy Stew), Baja Fish Tacos, and Mexican Flan (page 56). Yankee’s Senior Editor Amy Traverso débuts a new column, “Local Flavor,” by visiting Galleria Umberto in Boston’s North End where you can order a slice of thick Sicilian-style pizza and a soda for $2.80—cash only (page 64). “Recipe with a History” cooks up a classic Pot Roast (page 68). And, this issue’s “Best Cook in Town” is Sarah Commerford from Holliston, Massachusetts, whose culinary explorations embrace every nation (page 66).
“The Stove Doctors” — by Ben Hewitt (page 14): In Little Compton, Rhode Island, a father and son repair and restore antique woodstoves.
“We Asked the Expert” — by Ian Aldrich (page 21): Apple grower and writer Michael Phillips shares tips on how to prune apple trees.
“The Best 5 Free Boston Attractions” — by Jon Marcus (page 22): Boston is a pricey place. But Jon Marcus, a lifelong Bostonian and founder of the Web site MySecretBoston.com, makes a personal cause of finding ways to get the most from the city for the least amount of money. “The history and architecture
make this town an open-air museum,” Marcus says. “And, as long as you steer clear of Boston drivers, walking around doesn’t cost anything.” Neither do these little known free tours and attractions.
“How We Heat”— by Ken Sheldon (page 18): It takes all kinds to stay warm in New England, from the “fireplace fanatic” to the “heater hermit.”
“Local Treasure: Candlepin Bowling in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts”— by Aimee Seavey (page 24):
Believed to be the second-oldest candlepin venue in the country, the eight lanes at the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley have been welcoming folks “through the alley to the alley” since 1906, just 26 years after candlepin got its start in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester. While similar to tenpin bowling, candlepin uses narrower pins and smaller balls, noticeably lacking finger holes. The sport has also remained mostly in New England—a regional exclusivity that can pose a peculiar sight for out-of-town visitors.
“Could You Live Here?” (page 108): Yankee’s newest department explores the community vibe in Essex, Connecticut, a small town steeped in history and tradition with a bucolic setting on the Connecticut River.
“Calendar of Events” and “Well Worth the Drive” (page 117): State by state listings of events, plus one highlighted “Well Worth the Drive” event in each state: 24th Winter Carnivale in Chester, Connecticut; U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine; “West Side Story” in Boston, Massachusetts; New Hampshire Sanctioned Snow Sculpting in Jackson, New Hampshire; Celebration of Twelfth Night & Peasants’ Feast in Westerly, Rhode Island; and Snowshoe Festival in Waterbury Center, Vermont.
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