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Amy Traverso


Senior lifestyle editor Amy Traverso oversees Yankee's Food and Home & Garden departments and contributes articles to the magazine. Amy book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (W.W. Norton), won an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award for the category American. Follow !

The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

17 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (74% score)

Imogene Woolcott was Yankee‘s first food editor and the first mass-media authority on New England cooking. Consider her... Read More »

Quick and Easy Illustrated Recipes for Winter

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Lauren Stein is a Boston-based journalist and author whose charming new book, Fresh Made Simple (Storey Publishing: 2015),... Read More »

Amaral’s Fish & Chips | Local Flavor

11 votes, 4.55 avg. rating (89% score)

Amaral’s Fish & Chips — a family-owned Rhode Island eatery — serves coastal fare and Portuguese American classics. The... Read More »

Twin Farms | Most Expensive Night in New England?

2 votes, 1.00 avg. rating (39% score)

At first, it sounded like something out of Brigadoon. On a New Year’s Eve holiday several years ago... Read More »

Make Apple Butter in the Slow Cooker

5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (76% score)

Follow our simple instructions to make apple butter in the slow cooker at night! When you wake up,... Read More »

Where to Eat In Providence, Rhode Island

9 votes, 4.11 avg. rating (81% score)

A thriving restaurant scene gives this creative city a delicious flavor all its own.  Providence is a small... Read More »

Butternut Squash | In Season

28 votes, 3.46 avg. rating (69% score)

Pureed, roasted and baked, Butternut Squash — a New England favorite — makes winter a sweeter season. It’s one of... Read More »

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

There’s much to be said for a cozy country Christmas, for simple pleasures and silent nights. But on a recent gray... Read More »

10 Tips for Making Great Pie

10 Tips for Making Great Pie

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

First, let me say that pie is one of my favorite things to make. But it took time... Read More »

Louis’ Lunch | New England’s Gifts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

  The line outside Louis’ Lunch on a sunny Saturday is a rare Elm City cross-section: Yalies in... Read More »

The Yankee Kitchen: Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie

The Yankee Kitchen: Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Yankee Magazine’s Amy Traverso shares her recipe for the perfect apple pie, an American classic. Hi, I’m Amy... Read More »

Lobster | New England’s Gifts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

(Homarus americanus) Bertha Nunan was the proprietor of Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Cape Porpoise, Maine, from 1974 to... Read More »

Where To Eat In Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Portsmouth is New Hampshire’s hippest town, with a food scene that hits every of-the-moment note: cold brew coffee,... Read More »

Best Apple Orchards in New England

26 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Autumn is a magical time of year for many reasons, but one of our favorite fall traditions is... Read More »

Stovetop Clambake | Step-By-Step Instructions

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

What’s the secret to a stovetop clambake? It’s all about easy layering. RECIPE Read More »

Farm-to-Table Bounty on Cape Cod | Chatham Bars Inn Farm

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

When Arrows Restaurant opened in Ogunquit, Maine in 1988, the idea of a fine-dining restaurant supplying its own... Read More »

Kimball Farm | Best Hometown Eateries

9 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (73% score)

In a small New Hampshire town, the ice cream at Kimball Farm is worth traveling for, by air... Read More »

Inside the New Boston Public Market

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

For years, Boston’s food community has lamented the lack of a permanent, year-round food market along the lines... Read More »

Bob’s Clam Hut | Local Flavor

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

At Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery, Maine, the dueling fried clam recipes are legendary. The parking lot at... Read More »

A New England Clambake |Recipes from the Kitchen

23 votes, 4.99 avg. rating (98% score)

Inspired by the cooking at one of Cape Cod’s best restaurants, we asked for a fresh take on... Read More »

Black-Eyed Susan’s | Best Hometown Eateries

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Nantucket locals and tourists agree: If you can get a seat at Black-Eyed Susan’s — an island hotspot... Read More »

A Delicious 15-Minute Asparagus and Mushroom Salad

3 votes, 2.33 avg. rating (54% score)

It’s prime asparagus season, a tender green bonanza, a harbinger of summer’s bounty. And nowhere is this season... Read More »

Connecticut River Shad with Asparagus | A Recipe for Shad Season

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

Tracy Medeiros loves farmers and local food. She’s written two books about the homegrown delights of her adopted... Read More »

Brooke Dojny’s Shrimp and Fennel Chowder

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Just as we were wrapping up work on on our big chowder story in the March/April issue, I... Read More »

Lemon Zest Cake

12 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (84% score)

Jessica Robinson grew up on a small farm in Connecticut, where her family grew crops, raised livestock, and... Read More »

Spring Pea Soup with Shrimp Dumplings

Spring Pea Soup with Shrimp Dumplings

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

This elegant soup is inspired by a classic Chinese dish, shrimp and snow peas, but the preparation will... Read More »

Potato Chowder to Pesto | A Brief History of Yankee’s Recipe Archives

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

This year marks Yankee‘s 80th anniversary. Eighty years! Not bad for an independent , family-owned publishing company (actually,... Read More »

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