This week on Weekends with Yankee, senior food editor Amy Traverso travels to the Pickering House Inn in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, to enjoy one of New England’s great pleasures: a delicious, hearty inn breakfast. She makes breakfast tostadas and maple-coconut granola with inn chef Andrew Holt, and meets owners Patty and Peter Cooke before heading out to cross-country ski with Nordic pioneer Steve Flagg. Back at the inn’s sister restaurant, Pavilion, Amy meets chef Chris Viaud, who came to fame on Top Chef.
Then, we travel to southern Maine, where adventurer Richard Wiese embraces the joys of winter, from the mountains to the sea. He begins his day on the slopes of Pleasant Mountain, one of Maine’s most beloved family ski resorts, then travels to the coast to try winter surfing with Maine native Jon King, aka King Kyote. The surfer and musician teaches Richard how to hang ten and also performs the original music that landed him a spot on NBC’s “American Song Contest.”
Finally, a visit to the Massachusetts island of Nantucket showcases the artistry of Hafsa Lewis, a floral designer whose work can be seen across the island—and includes the huge wreath adorning Brant Point Light at Christmas.