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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 !

Amaral’s Fish & Chips | Local Flavor

12 votes, 4.50 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?

4 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (63% 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

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% 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

29 votes, 3.52 avg. rating (70% 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

Louis’ Lunch | New England’s Gifts

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

New Haven’s gift to the world isn’t just pizza; it’s also the home of Louis’ Lunch and the... 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

Best Apple Orchards in New England

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

Apple-picking is just one of those fall activities that never seems to grow old. Yankee senior lifestyle editor,... Read More »

Stovetop Clambake | Step-By-Step Instructions

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

Craving the flavors of a classic New England clambake but prefer to do things indoors? A stovetop clambake... 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 »

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

9 votes, 4.11 avg. rating (81% 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

24 votes, 4.91 avg. rating (97% 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 | Local Flavor

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% 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

4 votes, 2.50 avg. rating (55% 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

13 votes, 4.28 avg. rating (85% 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 »

Waffle Iron Brownies Recipe

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

Amy Traverso, Yankee Magazine‘s Senior Lifestyle Editor, visits “Better Connecticut” to share a recipe for Yankee’s Crisp-Chewy Waffle... Read More »

Cardamom Coffee Cake | Step-by-Step Instructions

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

Every cook needs a great coffee cake recipe for those lazy Sundays or potluck brunches or bake sales.... Read More »

Maine Potato Donuts

11 votes, 3.87 avg. rating (77% score)

We’ve run a few good recipes for Maine potato donuts over the years, but this particular one was... Read More »

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