This week on Weekends with Yankee, senior food editor Amy Traverso explores the rising foodie destination of Biddeford, Maine. She begins the day at the Lincoln Hotel, a recently opened luxury hotel whose setting—a converted 19th-century textile mill—reflects the town’s industrial heritage. Next, she visits two players in Biddeford’s growing food scene: specialty coffee roaster Time & Tide, and new seafood restaurant Fish & Whistle, where Amy joins the chefs in making a pot of fish chowder. Finally, she stops into the culinary antiquarian bookstore, Rabelais, for a closer look at historic American cookbooks.
Then, we head west to Charlotte, Vermont, where adventurer Richard Wiese explores Earthkeep, an innovative farming collective where he meets shrimp farmer John Brawley of Sweet Sound Aquaculture, and Addison Raap of Upstate Elevator Supply Company, which grows hemp for its CBD products. Richard also takes a tour of the Vermont Malthouse, the only one of its kind in the state, and enjoys a craft beer tasting.
Finally, it’s off to Nantucket, Massachusetts, where we get a view of island history and artistry during a visit to the famed weaving studio Nantucket Looms.