The Ocean House’s Parisian Opera Torte

This classic opera cake made with layers of coffee syrup–infused almond sponge, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache is among the delicious recipes from season six of Weekends with Yankee.


“Weekends with Yankee” Episode 601: Classic New England

Amy and Richard reunite for a road trip through the White Mountains, just in time for the spectacular fall foliage. Next, it’s off to Boston to ride the Swan Boats, and then down to Charlestown, Rhode Island, to visit Dave’s Coffee, an artisan coffee roaster. Afterward, Amy brings Dave’s coffee syrup to the renowned Ocean House, where she joins the executive pastry chef to bake a classic opera cake.


“Weekends with Yankee” Episode 602: New England Makers

Richard is in Shaftsbury, Vermont, to meet Tammy White at Wing & A Prayer Farm and learn how she turns wool into stunningly beautiful yarn. Next, it’s a closer look at the art of maple syrup production at Republic of Vermont in Goshen, and then Amy pays a visit to baker Ahmad Aissa of Aissa Sweets in Concord, New Hampshire, who is bringing the sweet flavors of his native Syria to stores all over the country. Ahmad shows Amy how to make filo dough and his signature mamoul cookies.


Episode 109: The Island

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we’re on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts to check out the historic Oak Bluffs gingerbread cottages. Next, we’re off to Maine’s Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, where photographer Jerry Monkman shows us his favorite hidden spots. Then it’s back to Massachusetts, where two young farmers are growing the most delicious shiitake mushrooms outside Japan.