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: Meyer Lemons, Sweet Potato Bar, Coconut Love and Food Gift Links

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Meyer Lemons, Sweet Potato Bar, Coconut Love and Food Gift Links

Good morning, lovelies, This Monday memo is short and sweet. I need some sunshine and my guess is you may, too. Here’s a bright pop of yellow and some thoughts and links to wake you up … good morning! Meyer Lemons: ‘Tis the season for floral, almost heady lemons and I handled my big batch

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Good Food Recipes, Mustard Butter, French Fry Secrets and a Redesign

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Good Food Recipes, Mustard Butter, French Fry Secrets and a Redesign

Hey there friends, Happy brand new week. To get ready for it, I’ve made a pot of quinoa, a big batch of black bean soup and a first-attempt at cashew milk. So, yes, it’s been a pretty great weekend and all the time in the kitchen gives me great focus. Here are some other things

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Ireland, Chocolate, Clementine Recipes, and Life-Changing Crackers

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Ireland, Chocolate, Clementine Recipes

Hello friends, Don’t you just love that it’s 2015!? Sometimes, I need a good excuse to start fresh and that’s just what I’m doing right this very moment, while gobbling down a thick slice of this coffee cake from a friend. I’m going to keep today’s memo short and jam-packed with links for your new

Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

by Maggie Battista
Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

Well, folks, it’s been a year. It’s been the sort of year that teaches you loads about yourself — what you love to do, what you don’t love so much, and where your sweet spot really is. The holiday pop-up was a revelation — it was so much fun for me! I loved hearing your

Five Reasons to Love Share Boards (and What’s a Share Board?)

by Maggie Battista
Share Boards: Why I Love Them and YOU Should Too

As we head into the last celebration of 2014, I wanted to gush for a moment on what you probably call cheese plates or meat plates or some-plate-filled-with-cheese-and-meat-and-crackers-and-such. I now affectionately call them “Share Boards” — because they always end up being big boards or entire tables filled with anything delicious upon which we all

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Oyster Stew, Biscuits, Meyer Lemon Jam, Green Apple Mignonette and New Years

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: XXXXX

Hey there, I love that 2014 is coming to a close. It was a great year, but the opportunity for a fresh start — a blank canvas, a new year, a new you — is most certainly hard to pass up. It’s just the excuse we all need, if you need one, to try a

Rose Sugar Jars

by Maggie Battista
Rose Sugar on Style Me Pretty

I can’t believe we’re here. Happy Christmas Eve, folks! I hope this holiday is the best one yet. I need a few last minute gifts so I’m busy baking cookies and tying ribbons right now. If you need something last minute, try this easy recipe I created for Style Me Pretty Living. It’s simple: mix

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: A Special Gift for You, Christmas Cheer, and Homemade Biscuits

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Christmas, Biscuits, and a Special Gift for You

Hello everyone, For me, this is one of the best weeks of the year. I will spend it doing some of my favorite things — cooking, eating, drinking, and eating. Let’s talk about everything, including all of the holiday stuff and a special gift just for you. Online shop status: We sold out of our

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: My Ultimate Holiday Food Gift (Love) and Wrapping Guide and a Shop Update

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: My Ultimate Holiday Food Gift (Love) & Wrapping Guide

Hello, hello everyone! Let’s take a full breath before I type this… breathe… There are only 9 days until Christmas and 16 days until we ring in 2015. Not panicked yet? Good, there’s no need to stress. Between the Eat Boutique Holiday Pop-Up Shop, the gift box collection in the online shop, and this mega Food

Order Your Island Creek Oysters Now, Just in Time for the Holidays

by Maggie Battista
Order Your Island Creek Oysters Now, Just in Time for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for shucking, especially when it involves these briny, gorgeous, bi-valve-vy goodness! I am a huge oyster fanatic and owe that love to Island Creek Oysters, the farm with some of the best oysters in all the land. If you follow Eat Boutique, you know they’ve participated in my markets since this very beginning — they

Behind the Scenes: Eat Boutique Holiday Pop-Up Shop

by Maggie Battista
Behind the Scenes: Eat Boutique Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Hey you guys! The first week of the Eat Boutique Holiday Pop-Up Shop was a whirlwind and just MAGIC. (I’m hugging you with the force of a hundred thank-yous. Yes, I do realize how silly that sounds, but it’s true.) Before we enter the second week, I’m sharing the hoops we jumped through, enthusiastically, to

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Pop-Up Update, Mei Mei, Island Creek, Best Sellers and a Recipe

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo:

Happy Monday, I’m so energized from four wonderful days at the Eat Boutique Holiday Pop-Up Shop and I plan to funnel all that energy into packing food gift collections to ship this week. This note will be short (and very, very sweet)! Update on the Pop-Up: I need to first tell you how my heart

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Pop-Up Shop, Donuts, Coffee and Food Gifts

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Pop-Up Shop, Donuts, Coffee and Food Gifts

Hello and the happiest of Mondays to you, It’s finally December, the moment many of us have been awaiting all year long, and the perfect excuse to sing aloud and bake non-stop — or maybe that’s just me. (Oh, please tell me that’s not just me!) Here are a few other things I wanted to

How to Be a Zen Hostess and Cranberry Crumb Muffins

by Maggie Battista
Cranberry Crumb Muffins and Why You Should Have No Fear This Thanksgiving

Recently, I was speaking with someone about the fear they feel during Thanksgiving… actually whenever she prepares a meal for folks. She shared a story about a crying fit from last Thanksgiving, when the sweet potatoes came out of the oven with a burnt layer of marshmallows on top, all black and crispy. She started

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Thanksgiving Cocktails, Cranberry Muffins, Cookbooks & Food Gifts

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo:

Hello my friends,   It’s the best sort of week, a short one! With just 3 days to Thanksgiving, there are so many recipes, errands, and projects to squeeze into the week and so much to share with you before the long weekend:   Thanksgiving: I want you to have the very best Thanksgiving holiday.

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