Dublin, New Hampshire (May 24, 2012)—Yankee Magazine’s Best New England Recipes: Homemade Favorites for Every Season won a 2012 National City and Regional Magazine Award (CRMA) in the category of “Ancillary Publication 2,” which judges the best magazine supplements or spinoffs with a circulation of 35,000 or more, based on the quality and creativity of the publication’s design and editorial content. The awards ceremony was held on May 21 at CRMA’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
“So many talented people worked together to produce an exceptional cookbook that gives insight into the unique culture and flavors of New England,” says Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen. “When our peers reward that effort by saying it’s the best special edition of any city and regional magazine, it lets us know our work is recognized. The recipe collection we’re working on right now, to be on newsstands in October, will be the best one yet.”
Magazine professionals from around the country selected winners. According to the judges, “Yankee’s Best New England Recipes is the pinnacle of a well-focused, well-executed publication. Packaging is detailed, recipes are clear, and photography consistently gorgeous.” The competition is open to members of CRMA and other qualified city and regional magazines throughout North America. The contest is a 27-year-old national competition and has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for 16 years.
“I’m thrilled that our collection won this award,” says Amy Traverso, senior lifestyle editor and editor of the collection. “It was a pleasure to work on a publication that celebrated the bounty of our four seasons, from winter seafood to summer’s wild blueberries. Even for those of us who have lived here most of our lives, it’s great to be reminded how lucky we are to live and eat in this special part of the country, and we’re so happy that readers responded so well to this publication.”
“We are fortunate to have a wonderful collection of extraordinary photographers and stylists in New England,” says Yankee’s art director Lori Pedrick. “The expertise, creativity, and dedication of photographer Heath Robbins, food stylist Catrine Kelty and prop stylist Kelly McGuill helped to make this package exquisite.”
Yankee Magazine was also named a finalist in the following categories: Column, “Here In New England,” by Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine; Personality Profile, “The Memory Keeper,” by Justin Shatwell, contributing editor; Blog Column, “The Yankee Seeker,” by Aimee Seavey, assistant editor.
More than 85 judges selected the winners and finalists in this year’s competition. The judging list included editors and designers from publications such as The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, GOOD, Men’s Health, National Geographic, New York, Rolling Stone, Taste of Home, the Washington Post, Whole Living, and Women’s Health, as well as professors from the Missouri School of Journalism.
To purchase Yankee Magazine’s Best New England Recipes: Homemade Favorites for Every Season, or for more information, visit: YankeeMagazine.com.