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Made with Love In New England
This week on Weekends with Yankee, senior food editor Amy Traverso explores Rockland, Maine, with chef Jordan Benissan of Me Lon Togo. They start at Rockport Harbor, where Jordan shares his journey from Togo, in West Africa, to coastal Maine. Later, they source chicken from gourmet butcher shop Bleecker & Greer, and head to Me Lon Togo to cook Jordan's mother's peanut chicken stew. The day ends with a party filled with Jordan's musician friends. Heading southwest to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, adventurer Richard Wiese meets up with former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman as well as local glass artist Josh Simpson, and also hears from Maggie North, the curator of a 50-year retrospective of Josh's work at D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts. Finally, we make a stop in New Milford, Connecticut, where husband-and-wife team Stacy Kunstel and Michael Partenio make playful and romantic home products, from lighting accents to tables, under the brand Dunes and Duchess. We get an up-close look at their unique designs in their shop and highlight some of their signature pieces.
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