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Amy Traverso

Biography:

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 !

Secrets of spritz cookies

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    The Iced Cranberry Spritz Cookies that appear in this month’s issue of Yankee are sweet, buttery,... Read More »

Dancing Deer Baking Co |Holiday Factory Tour

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One of the winners of this year’s Editor’s Choice Food Awards is Dancing Deer Baking Co., specifically their... Read More »

New England Flavor | Eating New Englandy

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We believe that eating locally should also mean embracing traditional regional food. Here’s a celebration of 15 restaurants... Read More »

10 Tips for Making Great Pie

10 Tips for Making Great Pie

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

The Yankee Kitchen: How to Peel an Apple

The Yankee Kitchen: How to Peel an Apple

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Lifestyle editor Amy Traverso skinned a lot of apples when she was writing The Apple Lover’s Cookbook. Watch as she... Read More »

Robert’s Maine Grill | Ultimate Farm-to-Table Dining in Maine

When a critical mass of New England fine dining restaurants began listing local farms on their menus about... Read More »

Jeremy Sewall’s Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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I don’t know of any chefs with deeper New England roots than Jeremy Sewall. His restaurant, Lineage, lies... Read More »

Al’s French Frys | Local Flavor

Al’s French Frys | Local Flavor

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  Head to Al’s French Frys in Burlington, Vermont, for the tastiest home-style spuds in New England. HihowcanIhelpya?”... Read More »

Colonial Baking at Plimoth Plantation

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  There’s a new exhibit at Plimoth Plantation, a working bakery that will bring early American baking traditions... Read More »

Beach Plum Jam

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  I spent the last week of August in Wellfleet with my family. On Cape Cod, the end... Read More »

Best Apple Orchards in New England

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

Gearing up for Apple Season

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It’s always exciting to see the first local apples in the markets. I saw some this past weekend... Read More »

Perennial Pleasures Tearoom | Local Flavor

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One of Vermont’s best hidden gems is Perennial Pleasures, an English tea garden in the Northeast Kingdom. There’s... Read More »

How to Freeze Basil | Yankee Kitchen

How to Freeze Basil | Yankee Kitchen

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  Other than pesto, is there a way to store or preserve fresh basil without it turning brown,... Read More »

The Difference between Cake Flour, Bread Flour, and Pastry Flour | Yankee Kitchen

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  What is the difference between cake flour, bread flour, and pastry flour? Is it okay to substitute... Read More »

Is Chopped Garlic Better Than Pressed Garlic? | Yankee Kitchen

Is Chopped Garlic Better Than Pressed Garlic? | Yankee Kitchen

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I love using my garlic press, but my sister says it’s better to chop garlic, and she points... Read More »

Berry-Fig Cream Parfaits

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  Summer is approaching peak bounty here in New England. Blueberries, raspberries, figs, peaches are in every market.... Read More »

Spectacle Island | An Island Retreat Minutes from Boston

Boston’s Spectacle Island is the ultimate story of urban revitalization. A former smallpox quarantine and garbage dump turned... Read More »

Summer Picnic Recipes | A Moveable Feast

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Take advantage of the warm weather and cook up a menu of our favorite al fresco foods for... Read More »

12 Best Picnic Spots in New England

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We looked all over the region to come up with this list of particularly scenic destinations for your... Read More »

Brown Bread Muffins

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Brown bread may not strike you as a summer treat, but I’d argue that, along with cornbread, it’s... Read More »

Perfect Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken is having a renaissance. Of course, it never really went away. But this year, I’m hearing... Read More »

The Yankee Kitchen: How to Cook a Lobster

The Yankee Kitchen: How to Cook a Lobster

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Yankee Magazine Editor Amy Traverso shows you how to cook Lobster. This is the true New England way!... Read More »

Easy Lemon Sherbet

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  What is sherbet and how was it different from sorbet? I never quite knew until this delicious... Read More »

Revisiting New England best restaurants, circa 1940

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    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Imogene Wolcott, Yankee’s first food editor, and her list... Read More »

Chicken and Asparagus Salad Sandwiches

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

I recently received a lovely new cookbook, To Cook is to Love, published by Boston chef John Verlinden.... Read More »

Hilltop Café | Local Flavor

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Finding croissants and community in rural New Hampshire . . . In a rural community, where months pass... Read More »



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