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: 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.

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

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