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To live in New England in 2013 is to have access to a pantry stocked with the finest cheeses, the richest chocolates, the best cured meats, and the sweetest honeys—all made locally by people who care deeply about food. This old land of cod and beans has become a hotbed of culinary innovation—not just in its restaurants but also in the many artisanal products now crafted on small farms and in urban warehouses across our region. Like many Americans, we’ve become unapologetic lovers of good food—a notion that probably would’ve shocked the abstemious Pilgrims who once scratched a living from this rocky soil. In this season of thanks and gift giving, we celebrate the great culture of good food that has turned struggling dairy farmers into awardwinning cheesemakers, and entrepreneurial pickle makers into local stars. We tasted our way through farmers’ markets and gourmet shops, tracked prize winners at fairs, and talked with foodies across New England to find the 30 products that we highlight here. They’re some of the most delectable foods being made not just in New England, but in the country, today.

Special Dessert Collection

Raspberry Linzer Bars

Raspberry Linzer Bars

The sweet combination of almond cookie crust and raspberry jam is one that's works in desserts year-round, but it's especially... Read more

Maple Nut Bars

Maple Nut Bars

The flavor combination is a match made in holiday season heaven -- sweet brown sugar, crunchy pecans, and pure maple... Read more

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Chocolate-peppermint desserts have a special place on any holiday menu, and these little truffles pack in plenty of peppermint crunch... Read more

Great Yankee Giveaway

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Please refer to the Official Rules before entering. The Great Yankee Giveaway is open to individuals 18 years of age and older as of December 31, 2013 and who are legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and District of Columbia. Yankee Publishing, Inc. does not sell our email lists, but the prize donor (see above) may contact you once in the future with product information or special offers. See a list of sweepstakes and contests winners.

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