This week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese heads north to Maine for an up-close look at one of the most-photographed lighthouses in the world, Nubble Light. After taking an insider tour, he gets a new perspective on the historic beacon by seeing how it inspires artists, from lighthouse keeper and photographer Matt Rosenberg to Celtic fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt.
Then it’s off to Boston’s famed Italian neighborhood, the North End, where co-host Amy Traverso stops in at the Revolutionary-era print shop of Edes & Gill to try her hand on a reproduction Gutenburg printing press. Then she heads to beloved seafood restaurant Neptune Oyster, to sample fresh oysters and learn to make chef Joaquin Sepúlveda’s signature Johnnycakes with Bluefish Pâté, and wraps up her visit with a cannoli from Modern Pastry.
Finally, we make our way north to Woodstock, Vermont, to meet well-known potter James Zillian, founder of internationally acclaimed Farmhouse Pottery.