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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Food Gift Love Cookbook Update

by Maggie Battista
Food Gift Love Cookbook Update

I’m having a day, a week… oh, it’s really more like, a month. I was in California. Then, I was in France. And then, I was in Germany. I hosted two pop up shops, one at Anthropologie and one at Fringe Union. And next week, I fly west again, for 36 short hours, to host

Handmade Easter Chicks

by Maggie Battista
Handmade Easter Peeps

Oh my goodness, Easter is basically here. It’s crept up on all of us so quickly and now, guess what? The year is almost a third over… Wow. This year, Easter is going to be a little extra special in Maggie-land as my family is coming in for a quick visit. That means, I have

Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Today!

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Photos

Just a few photos to show off the fun we had at the Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Shop at Fringe Union yesterday. We’ll be there again today from 12-5pm – come by to see: My friend Marisa McClellan will be there to demo and sign her brand new cookbook “Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning

Spring Pop Up Shop at Fringe this Weekend

by Maggie Battista
Fringe Pop-Up Shop THIS Weekend!

So if you didn’t make it to our table at Anthropologie last weekend (and even if you did), you should definitely pay us a visit at the Eat Boutique Fringe Spring Pop Up Shop, April 5-6 – yes, that’s this weekend. Hooray for amazing collaborations with Fringe Union! In addition to a collection of spring-tastic

Anthropologie Pop-Up Shop THIS Saturday

by Maggie Battista
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So we’ll be seeing everyone’s bright, shining faces this Saturday in Harvard Square, right? We won’t let a little snow get us down, right? I hope you’ll brave whatever weather to find Eat Boutique on the second floor platform at Anthropologie’s Spring Farmers Market this Saturday, March 29, 2014. We will set up shop from 10:00am-3:00pm, sampling

Eat Boutique at Fringe Spring Pop Up

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique at Fringe Spring Pop Up

Hello, hello! I’m just about to fly over to Europe for fun (France!) and work (Germany!) and a little bit of spring (well, I hear it’s spring there – let’s see if it holds!) I’ll be back in the States in time to meet up with everyone at the Eat Boutique at Fringe Spring Pop

Eat Boutique at Anthropologie on March 29

by Maggie Battista
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You might say I’ve become addicted to Pop-Up Shops… I get the chance to meet you all, talk about our favorite makers and their products, and the atmosphere is a little more relaxed than a full blown Holiday Market; I also love curating the perfect table of goodies for the season. Eat Boutique has a

DIY Food Gift Wrap

by Maggie Battista
DIY Food Gift Wrap

I suppose it’s no surprise that my life has been all consumed by food gifts for the last five years and so intensely for the last 10 weeks of recipe testing for Food Gift Love. It’s a lot of work, of course, but I’m making sure to keep my wits about me (you’re motivating emails

Sesame Bars with Thyme

by Maggie Battista
Pasteli Sesame Bar with Thyme and Lemon Zest

I am a huge fan of sesame seeds. When I was in my twenties and living in New York City, my daily routine included a bland street coffee and a heavy freshly-made sesame seed bagel, not toasted and loaded with salty butter. The sesame side, that single half that is covered in seeds, remains my

Eat Boutique Pop Up at Fringe

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique Pop Up at Fringe

Pop up shops are the best. The sweet and funky shop we set up at Fringe in Somerville, Massachusetts last month was almost too rad for words. Okay, I’ll find some… how about… Thank you! Really, I’m just so grateful that hundreds of you showed up to take a peek at our collection of food

Brooklyn Brewery and Bits of Love

by Maggie Battista
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I’ve been thinking a lot about family and the family of friends I’ve built up through this short time on this planet and this long life of a food blog. It’s been an emotional week in Maggie-land, for so many reasons, but one very powerful one is the outpouring of support and generosity you have

Eat Boutique in Cambridge on Feb. 9

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique in Cambridge on Feb. 9

This is a quick little love note to YOU to say: We miss you. The last time we hung out face-to-face was in December, so let’s rectify that, okay? There’s a little holiday dedicated to love coming up. Do you need to pick up a few gifts face-to-face? In order words, we want to see

I Should Be Writing a Cookbook

by Maggie Battista
I Should Be Writing a Cookbook

Since signing the deal to write a cookbook, there are about one thousand other things I’m doing instead of actually writing a cookbook. Help me, Rhonda. If you’re my editor, there’s a little “x” in the top of this browser that you should click right about now, okay? Instead of writing a cookbook, I’m doing

Giouvarlakia with Tomato Sauce and Oregano from Greece

by Maggie Battista
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There is absolutely nothing like a pot of meatballs. I could be stressed for all sorts of reasons – food gifts to pack, events to plan and, oh, there’s that little thing called a cookbook to write – and then I return to the kitchen, instantly finding my center. The quickest way for me to

Food Gift Love

by Maggie Battista
Food Gift Love

Okay, let’s get a little personal. Sometimes I say the right things and sometimes I say the wrong things. Don’t we all? And then, there are times when the right words tumble out of my mouth at the worst possible time. Worst. It was almost a year ago and it felt like way too much

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