On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese jumps into the world of Bangs Island Mussels, a pioneering fishery in Portland, Maine, that’s producing more than 250,000 pounds of sustainable shellfish a year. Then it’s up to the Bold Coast of Maine, home to New England’s most beautiful coastal trail. Next, cohost Amy Traverso heads to Connecticut’s famous Litchfield Hills to visit Arethusa Farm, where the cows get shampooed every day and their milk is turned into award-winning cheese and ice cream. Finally, it’s all about the mountains and the great outdoors at Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge, founded by the family made famous by the movie The Sound of Music.
Delicious and affordable, mussels are the perfect starter to an easy and elegant meal. Here are some ways to make the most of the mighty mussel, including Jacques Pépin's Moules au Gratin (Mussels Gratinée), featured in season 3 of Weekends with Yankee.