"Weekends with Yankee" features More of New England's Hidden Gems

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05 April 2018
Weekends with Yankee
Courtesy of PBS
"Weekends with Yankee"
Season Premiere Sunday, April 8 at 12:30 PM ET on PBS
(Check your local listings)

          The popular travel and lifestyle national public television series Weekends with Yankee returns for a second season to explore more of the hidden gems, spectacular landscapes, fun adventures and delectable tastes of New England. From public-media powerhouse WGBH and the iconic Yankee magazine, Weekends with Yankee is New England like you have never seen it before: 13 episodes that highlight the region’s most unique attractions, take viewers on amazing adventures, and showcase some of the most successful chefs and culinary artisans in action. Shot in a cinematic, documentary style, the series serves as an insider’s guide to New England straight from the experts at Yankee magazine.

          Emmy Award–winning explorer Richard Wiese returns as series co-host with Yankee senior food editor Amy Traverso. This season, the duo embarks on separate journeys, which are woven together to create the ultimate New England road trip. Wiese is a world-class adventurer who takes viewers into the field for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Traverso, a leading authority on New England cuisine, serves as our essential culinary tour guide. New for Season 2: an "In the Kitchen" segment, in which Traverso prepares delicious dishes inspired by her travels, using iconic New England ingredients. Along with recipes, she offers cooking tips and expert advice for eating well in every season.

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