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  • The Annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut

    The Annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut

    The annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut celebrates a traditional local fish with good food, demonstrations, live music, and (what else?) a huge fire pit. For nearly 60 years, the Rotary Club of Essex, Connecticut, has been putting on a highly...

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Gardening in New England

  • Are Lady Slippers Endangered? | Lady Slipper Facts

    Are Lady Slippers Endangered? | Lady Slipper Facts

    Are lady slippers endangered? Because the plant takes many years to grow from seed to maturity, special rules are in place to ensure its survival. Here we explore the folklore and growing conditions of this beautiful wildflower. Lady slipper plants — also known...

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Best of New England

The Yankee Seeker

New England is Delicious

  • The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

    The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

    Imogene Woolcott was Yankee's first food editor and the first mass-media authority on New England cooking. Consider her the Martha Stewart of her day: She anchored daily radio broadcasts over the Yankee Network for First National Stores, wrote her monthly...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

    Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

    Prelude festivities started this week in Kennebunkport, Maine and I was offered the opportunity to join other artists at Bandaloop’s Artisan Market for a craft show as part of the events.  Although I have plenty of items for general shows, I was...

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Legendary New England

  • Interview with Stacy Schiff, Author of <i>The Witches</i>

    Interview with Stacy Schiff, Author of The Witches

    Stacy Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer whose latest book, The Witches, examines the many mysteries and misconceptions about the Salem Witch Trials. I caught up with Stacy at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to learn a bit...

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Behind the Scenes

  • Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    One of the great perks of working at Yankee Publishing is the occasional opportunity to help the food editors with recipe testing—followed by taste testing, and rating the recipes. There’s a sense of fun and adventure in trying out recipes...

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Outdoor Adventures

Just Looking: New England Art

  • The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    This will be the final posting of Just Looking, the New England art blog I have been writing here on the Yankee website since 2008. I will miss the opportunity to share visual experiences online, but I will continue to...

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New England Guest Blog

Home Again

  • Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret today. It's a vintage/antique shop in a town you've probably never visited, and it's wonderful—not just for its inventory, which is well curated, but for its prices. They are easily...

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Cooking New England

  • Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

    Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

    Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks and beans every Saturday night for years. Our eldest daughter hated beans, but her father insisted she eat every bean on her plate....

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The Yankee Historian

  • Augustus C. Buell | Improving History Through Lies

    Augustus C. Buell | Improving History Through Lies

    In New England, historical plaques are as plentiful as grey squirrels and just as easy to overlook. But sometimes it pays to pause and read over these little shrines to history. Many of them have an interesting story to tell—especially...

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