Team

We are friends, food fans, avid travelers and members of the Eat Boutique team. If you’d like to write or photograph for Eat Boutique, please view our contribute page.

Staff

Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's writing her first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall 2015.

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    Amy Feiereisel

    Blog Coordinator at Eat Boutique
    Amy Feiereisel is a young, foolish, and tastebud-driven college student nursing an almost unhealthy obsession with the epicurean. Originally from Texas, she currently resides in gorgeous upstate New York for school, where she discovered her passion for all things food and farming. You can find her digging in the dirt, with her nose buried in a book, or dreamily painting away in her free time. She writes about life’s adventures over at Amy + Fire.

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      Heidi Murphy

      Photographer at Eat Boutique
      Heidi Murphy, wedding + lifestyle photographer, and aspiring foodie.Though her heart belongs to Martha’s Vineyard, she lives north of Boston with her husband and their three dogs in a charming seaside town.She has an affinity for simple flavors + simple pleasures, farmer’s markets, organic everything, s’mores, corn from the grill, and of course – champagne.Heidi’s work, on film, has been featured stateside and abroad; and her musings + imagery can be found on her blog - White Loft Style.

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        Kate H. Knapp

        Head Recipe Tester & Shop Editor at Eat Boutique
        Kate H. Knapp has been cooking since she was stove-high and whisk-strong. She comes from a long line of cooks and bakers, from whom she learned the sweet power of sugar, the thrill of egg whites, the magic of leftovers, and the importance of being fearless in the kitchen. Kate works as the Urbanist Boston City Guide Editor and has recently earned a Masters in Gastronomy. She spends her free time testing recipes, practicing food photography, and reading cookbooks. Her recipe for life is a work in progress—needs a dash more of this and a pinch of that—but she couldn't be happier with her ingredients.

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          Current Contributors

          Denise Woodward

          Denise leaves in Oakland, California with her partner in crime Lenny. She is a free lance webcast producer, photographer, food writer and recipe developer who is always dreaming about food. She is driven by delicious as well as gorgeous food, and admits that her first thought of the morning is what she will be cooking that day. During her free time she enjoys traveling, and hitting mountain getaways with Lenny in their Eurovan. You can find more of her recipes over at their shared food blog Chez Us, or follow along on Instagram where she shares daily inspirations.

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            Mary Swenson

            Mary Swenson lives in a coastal town north of Boston in a very old house with her husband and antique cat where she enjoys cooking for and entertaining anyone and everyone. She is a freelance writer and photographer, an endless re-decorator, and runs a tiny handmade business. with her husband. She can be found Instagramming. and Pinning. between (and, let’s be honest, during) meetings for her “real job”, and will update her long-abandoned blog .when the mood strikes. One day. Maybe.

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              Sean St. John

              Sean St John is a freelance writer specializing in food, wine and spirits. He is particularly interested in food’s natural seasons, fresh produce and artisan producers with a real passion for their craft. He currently lives in Cornwall, UK, an area known for its seafood and farming. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting food and drink to try and buy and write about, and is currently working on Four, a British seasonal cookery book with illustrator Katt Frank. You can see more of his work at Wildwood & Shore.

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                Rachel Wilson

                Rachel developed an appreciation for eating locally while growing up on a ranch in Oregon, and today frequents both farms and farmers' markets in search of fresh food treasures. An environmental consultant by day, she spends her evenings cooking and baking, much to the delight of her husband's coworkers. In addition, Rachel enjoys hiking, traveling, coffee shops, artisan chocolate, and books. As a new mom to baby Annabel, one of Rachel's future hobbies will be training her daughter to have an adventurous palate!

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                  Molly Shuster

                  Molly Shuster is a freelance food stylist and recipe developer. After starting her career in publishing in New York City, Molly switched gears and went to The Institute of Culinary Education. After working in the city for five years, Molly recently moved back to her home-state of Massachusetts. She currently divides her time between Boston and New York. View more on Molly Shuster on her website.

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                    Angela Brown

                    Angela Brown is a freelance writer and a co-owner of Mayhem & Stout, a New York City-based artisan sandwich company. Her writing has appeared in web and print publications including Culinate, Design Sponge, Food 52, Kiwi, and Saveur.com among others. She is the voice behind the food blog The-Chefs-Wife.com where she writes weekly narratives inspired by her experiences owning and operating a piece of the NYC food community.

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                      Past Contributors

                      Shelby Larsson

                      Shelby Larsson, writer, editor, resides in Boston, where she wanders across the city, eating and drinking as she goes. She loves New England (with a particular affinity for Maine), architecture, cities, beer, cheese, and adores cooking up a big meal for family and friends. You can read more about Shelby’s eating adventures on her blog, Lady Gouda.

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                        Jill Chen

                        Jill Chen, photographer, graphic designer, and urban farmer resides in Toronto, Canada with her chickens and mini pet pig named Henry. After running a design studio for twenty years, Jill gave it all up for a simpler way of living. When she's not making food or photographing food, she's growing food with the goal of being self-sustaining with year-round organic produce, despite the harsh Canadian winter. Charcuterie, wine-making, mushroom cultivation, aquaponics and shrimp farming are just a few of the projects on her plate right now. You can follow Jill's blog, Freestyle Farm, for beautiful photos that will inspire you to cook or grow something.

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                          Lauren Keiper

                          Lauren is a writer who lives, eats and cooks in Boston with her husband.She's written for Reuters, the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and Boston magazine.

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                            Matthew Petrelis

                            Matthew Petrelis, writer, photographer, living just outside of Boston where during the day he is a cardiac sonographer. A New England native, he enjoys traveling in search of food finds, antiques, forgotten buildings and inspiration with his husband and their pug. Matthew often writes about his adventures - culinary and otherwise - on his website The Things I Think About. You can also find him on Twitter (@petrelis) and just about any other social media platform.

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                              Tara Bellucci

                              Tara Bellucci is a lifelong New Englander who grew up in the kitchen and never left. A founder of the Boston Food Swap, it's her mission to share culinary creations and connect people through the joys of real food. Outside of swapping, Tara writes about décor & design for Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn. See what she’s up to at tarabellucci.com.

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                                Lucy Engelman

                                Lucy Engelman is a freelance illustrator dwelling in Northfield, IL where she plans her next adventure. In addition to working with Eat Boutique, she has had the opportunity to spend every day bringing the imaginations of companies, publications, and individuals to life through editorial, literary, and commissioned illustration and design. For more of her work & contact information, please visit lucyengelman.com.

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                                  Katie Eberts

                                  Katie Eberts grew up in the upper peninsula of Michigan with her head in the clouds and her feet in a flower garden. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design in 2011 with a BFA in watercolor illustration, and is currently a freelance artist/illustrator based in Grand Rapids, MI. You can see more of her work at Happy Life Studio.

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