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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 !

Best Apple Orchards in New England

13 votes, 4.46 avg. rating (88% score)

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

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

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

Brown Bread Muffins

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

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

8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

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

7 votes, 3.57 avg. rating (72% score)

  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

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

    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 »

Skillet Streusel (and Stovetop Crumble)

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

My greatest dessert weakness is for crisps and cobblers. Do any of you feel the same way? I... Read More »

The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

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

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

North Adams, Massachusetts | A Weekend of Art

Early spring is a tricky time for traveling in New England. You can do some spring skiing or... Read More »

Maple-Nut Upside-Down Cake

Maple-Nut Upside-Down Cake

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Today’s weather is such an improvement over the past, oh, five months, that I want to fire up... Read More »

Shady Glen Restaurant in Manchester, Connecticut | Local Flavor

14 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (82% score)

Savoring nostalgia, crispy cheese, and the world’s best chocolate-chip ice cream at a Connecticut dairy store. The tall... Read More »

Behind the Scenes in a Top Chocolate Kitchen

Behind the Scenes in a Top Chocolate Kitchen

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

One of the highlights of the past year was introducing Yankee’s first annual Editor’s Choice Food Awards in... Read More »

(Really) Old-Time Cocktails of New England

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

Here’s how author Corin Hirsch describes the daily drinking habits of intemperate early New Englanders in her new... Read More »

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

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

The first thing I ever learned to cook, around age eight, was scrambled eggs, and I learned it... Read More »

Exploring Boston’s Hot Chocolate Cafés

When New Hampshire chocolate guru Larry Burdick opened his first Boston-area L.A. Burdick shop in 1999, I was... Read More »

Galleria Umberto | Local Flavor

3 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

The North End is Boston’s Little Italy, a narrow web of streets where fifth-generation families and twenty­­something professionals... Read More »



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