On newsstands October 29, Yankee Magazine’s November/December issue includes a special “Holiday Food Guide” which features 36 delicious recipes from starters to sweets, including holiday cookies and feast-worthy Thanksgiving sides. This special issue marks the first annual Editors’ Choice Food Awards, which recognize New England’s best cheeses, charcuterie, jams, chocolates, mustards, and more. In addition, photographer Richard Brown captures the muted beauty of Vermont’s landscape as late-fall days turn to early winter. Also, fifty years after the death of President John F. Kennedy, residents of Hyannis, Massachusetts, reflect on the time when Camelot was their neighbor.
“For many months now, it has been a bit difficult to know whether Yankee’s weekly editorial meetings, held in the second-floor conference room, were to discuss current and future stories, or simply to eat. Food and lifestyle editor Amy Traverso and assistant editor Aimee Seavey put together nearly 40 recipes, from creative side dishes to some of the best cookie recipes we’ve published since Yankee began in 1935. That’s a lot of cookies. Then they set off to bake. And bake. When Wednesdays arrived, trays of cookies awaited us in the conference room,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “And, perhaps best of all, they brought in boxes of all sorts of artisanal goodies from New England’s most passionate makers of cheeses, desserts, meats, pickles, sauces, and more. If it was made in New England and if our food team liked it, we got to sample. Now it’s your turn. Sharing good food has brought New Englanders together since the first Thanksgiving. And whether we gather at tables small or large, it becomes easy, too easy, to forget that this food doesn’t simply nourish our bodies but sustains our human need to share and, yes, to love those around us. Food is a way for us to say things that sometimes we don’t have words for.”
Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher.