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.


Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday Sale, and Aged Eggnog

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday Sale, and Aged Eggnog

Hello friends, It’s a new food week and there’s only 10 days until Thanksgiving. Every year, I aim to fuss less and less over the big day. It’s my favorite holiday, no doubt, because the only sort of gifts to concern myself with are the food variety. As well, I feel the greatest joy now

Pickled Fennel

by Maggie Battista
Pickled Fennel

With six bulbs of fennel hiding out in my fridge and a small village set to descend for Thanksgiving, I made this condiment for my big share boards that hang out all day. A share board is essentially a platter filled with all sorts of delicious bites that guests can share as an appetizer or

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Holiday Shop, Thanksgiving and Food Gifts

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Holiday Shop, Thanksgiving and Food Gifts

Hello friends, It’s a new food week and, with only 17 days until turkey day, I’m thrilled to finally jump into Thanksgiving preparations. To make your life way easier, I’m curating a board filled with my favorite found recipes for the big meal as well as a grouping of food gift favors for your guests

Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

by Maggie Battista
Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

I haven’t yet guzzled my requisite pumpkin spice latte of the season. If you’ve guzzled at least one, more power to you. If you’ve made a homemade pumpkin spice latte, well, bless you. I’m way behind and I should probably turn in my Fall-lover badge right about now. This recipe, however, is my way of

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Champagne, Oysters, Recipes and Restaurants

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Champagne, Oysters, Recipes and Restaurants

Happy Monday, Before we get back to the grind, let’s remember that it will feel so good to spend a couple of hours in the kitchen sometime this week. To help, here’s a quick look into my small batch world: Recipes to try: There are too many amazing recipes popping up here and there, and

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Fall Cookbooks and Sunday Lunch

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Memo: Fall Cookbooks and Sunday Lunch

Happy (fall) Monday, I know everyone’s back to work today but I’d love to provide a little distraction by talking food and drink. And since my amazing team — Amy and Kate — expressly asked me to share more frequently — how I can refuse?! — here’s what’s going on in my world: Sunday lunch: I had lunch on Sunday.

Spicy Sesame Greens

by Maggie Battista
Spicy Sesame Greens

We’re slammed with pounds of bitter greens from our local farmer right now, like arugula, chard, kale, mustard greens and more. For me, it’s heavenly and I just love how the bitter flavor plays against whatever it’s paired with, from steak to lemon-zest-flecked pasta to good crusty bread. On the other hand, my husband prefers

Holiday Gifts for VIPs: Join My Client List

by Maggie Battista
Holiday Food Gifts: Join my Client ist

I’m up late watching the movie Chef and it reminds me of that pure joy you feel when you get to do something that both touches people and makes you exceedingly happy. It’s a feeling you sort of wear everywhere you go. I’ve been wrapping food gifts steadily since Labor Day, and though Halloween is

Hello Monday

by Maggie Battista
Hello Monday

Hello Monday, I’m starting a new week feeling a little disconnected. Does that happen to you sometimes? It happens to me when I don’t spend enough time in the kitchen, my place to rest up and regroup and, if I’m being honest, to feel whole again. I’m gonna fix this asap because when you work

Happy Monday

by Maggie Battista
Happy Monday

Hello, hello! October is the best and worst. It’s a month full of so much amazing food – pumpkin, peppers, squash – but also, gosh, its laid me up with a bad cold. While I’m cuddled up with three blankets and a cup of chai tea, I wanted to share some of the best bits

Pop-Up Shop in Fort Point on October 18-19

by Maggie Battista
Pop-Up Shop at Fort Point Open Studios

I believe that craft food is edible art, so I’m excited to share that Eat Boutique will set up shop at Fort Point’s 35th Open Studios. This event celebrates the artists and artisans of Boston’s ever-evolving Fort Point neighborhood this weekend — Friday and Saturday, October 18-19. Take a stroll through 14 refurbished warehouses hosting

A Food Gift Love Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery and Maggie Battista

by Maggie Battista
A Food Gift Love Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery and Maggie Battista

I’m thrilled because… guess what… I’ve turned in my manuscript for my cookbook, Food Gift Love. I’m elated and feel a lightness that is incomparable to anything except, perhaps, that end-of-the-semester moment in college when you finish all your exams, only better. It’s like my nights and weekends and very early mornings and that time

Eat Boutique at Boston Design Market

by Maggie Battista
Eat Boutique at Boston Design Market

I turned in the manuscript for the Food Gift Love cookbook last week. Oh my, I want to tell you all about it — the chapters, the recipes, all the feelings behind finally finishing 60,000+ words — but I’m going to reserve an entire story just to share. For now, I’m getting back out there

Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

Sometimes, you need a cookie asap. If I can’t be bothered to mix up a batch, I break a few Sweet Loren‘s Chocolate Chunk cookies onto a baking sheet and bake. I know that sounds crazy but, oh my goodness, these cookies are perfect for an instant fix. They’re all natural with no refined sugars

Ball Heritage Perfection Collection Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Ball Heritage “Perfection” Collection Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed and our winner has been notified. Congratulations to msophelia AKA Beth! Thanks to everyone for sharing their favorite food gifts with us! It’s a happy, happy day when I can spend 12 hours in the kitchen. It’s monumentally better when I create jars and jars of preserved food during those

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