Amy Traverso is the senior food editor at Yankee Magazine and cohost of the public television series Weekends with Yankee, seen Mondays at 7:30 pm on Rhode Island PBS. Former food editor at Boston magazine and associate food editor at Sunset magazine, her work has also been published in The Boston Globe, Salon.com, and Travel & Leisure. Ms. Traverso has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. She is the author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, which was a finalist for the Julia Child Award for best first-time author, and recipient of the 2011 Best Cookbook award in the "American" category by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Traverso lives in the Boston area.