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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What We’re Loving: Fresh Fruit Tarts

by Kate H. Knapp
What We're Loving: Fresh Fruit Tarts

Do you believe in magic? I do. I’ve seen (and tasted) it first-hand—and not only because I live a stone’s throw from Salem, Ma. Something truly magical happens when plump, ripe fruit meets flaky, pastry crust. It’s like watching two kindred souls unite, and you’re suddenly entranced by the beautifully crafted fresh fruit tart. And

What We’re Loving: Adult Milkshakes

by Kate H. Knapp
What We're Loving: Adult Milkshakes

As I’ve gotten (just a wee bit) older, I cherish those rare moments when I get to feel like a little kid again. And sipping a frothy shake on a warm summer’s day is an easy way to return to simpler times spent running through sprinklers, hiding in hopes that someone will seek, and knowing all troubles will vanish in a parent’s embrace. Now take

What We’re Loving: Lemons

by Kate H. Knapp
Seven Lovely Lemon Recipes

Lemons are so lovely. They can make a cup of tea cozy, cool a hot afternoon, elevate a hum-drum dish, and add zest to an otherwise zestless dessert. Gorgeously tart citrus are a cook’s best friend and a baker’s delight; finding a home in both the sweet and savory, as well as in my heart.

What We’re Loving: Figs

by Kate H. Knapp
What We're Loving: Figs

Ah, sweet and seductive figs. Though I grew up eating Fig Newtons—delightfully unaware that the fig in the name referred to an actual fruit—my love affair with the purple and plump figs didn’t truly begin until breakfast one morning in Paris (as so many epic romances do). Sitting with my adorable mom—who happens to be

What We’re Loving: Flaky Phyllo

by Kate H. Knapp
chicken pot pie phyllo

Magic. How else can one explain the dazzling layers of delightfully flaky dough that create such a myriad of different dishes? It has to be some sort of sorcery that turns something so delicate into a delicious dish (and why it always seems to vanish so quickly). I personally fell under its spell with my

Six Ridiculously Delicious Rhubarb Recipes

by Kate H. Knapp
Six Ridiculously Delicious Rhubarb Recipes

Want to know a (not-so-secret) secret? Maggie is crazy—as in over the moon—about rhubarb. How do I know? Let’s just say that the last few weeks of recipe testing for her upcoming cookbook, Food Gift Love, have included a delightful amount of rhubarb-centric recipes. Not that I’m complaining. I have been hopelessly devoted to the

Simple & Crisp Fruit Crisps on Sale

by Kate H. Knapp
Simple & Crisp Fruit Crisps on Sale

Maybe it’s because the sun is shining, the flowers are starting to bloom, or we adore all of you so very much, but whatever the reason, we’re offering a discount on our Simple and Crisp Pear Fruit Crisps. Normally, these organic, gluten-free treats cost $9, but they are now on sale (for a limited-time only)

Seven Buzz-Worthy Ways to Enjoy Espresso

by Kate H. Knapp
Espresso

My love for coffee began when my grandmother and I would “have coffee,” meaning she would add just a teeny splash to my milk and serve it to me in a mug way too big for my face. In those moments of sipping my coffee, I felt like I had been granted access to a

Five Reasons to Fall for Campari

by Kate H. Knapp
camparimojito

Oh, Campari, how I have loathed and loved you. And I am not alone. Many find the first few sips of this scarlet-hued liqueur to be a bit abrasive. It is only after persevering through a bit of face puckering that one discovers how delightful and strangely addictive the bitter-orange-flavored elixir can be. My love

Welcome to Spring!

by Kate H. Knapp
yellowblog

The first day of spring has finally arrived! After a long, dark, and chilly winter, we’re so ready to bask in this bright and beautiful season. But just in case Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to bid farewell to winter, we’ve gathered our favorite shop products that capture the essence of spring. We just love

Five Simple, Stunning Crostinis

by Kate H. Knapp
whitebeancrostini

I come from a long line of hosts and hostesses—my parents write menus like most people write daily to-do lists—so the urge to throw a dinner party is in my blood. I can’t help it; I love preparing a meal for the people I hold most dear in this world. I find entrees exciting and

And the Oscar for Best Snack Goes to …

by Kate H. Knapp
oscarsnacks

Movies entertain, thrill, terrify, seduce, and inspire us, but what would they really be without the humble popcorn, candy, or treat that accompanies them? These overlooked bites add so much to the experience (who didn’t accidentally toss popcorn into the air during Jurassic Park? You know the scene I’m talking about). With the Oscars just

Six Reasons Why We Love Maple

by Kate H. Knapp
bacon-pancakes

I’ll let you on a little secret, I was a pancake purist in my youth—I thought hotcakes were too precious to be soaked in syrup, so I instead opted for just a bit of butter and a sprinkling of sugar. I would turn my nose up in dramatic disgust as my family drowned their fluffy flapjacks

Food Gift Love: Spiced Pear Vodka

by Kate H. Knapp
Thumbnail image for Food Gift Love: Spiced Pear Vodka

Food gifts do not stop after the holidays. This vodka is something you could give me anytime of year: to celebrate the first snow fall, to celebrate when the Polar Vortex finally disappears for good, or to just celebrate our (virtual) friendship – that’s a good reason! -Maggie I’ve never been a fan of syrupy-sweet-flavored

What We’re Loving: Fondue

by Kate H. Knapp
fondue buffalo

When I was a kid and life became a little too serious—which can happen when there’s a divorce, a menagerie of rescued pets, and two strong-minded siblings—my mother would pull out the fondue pot in hopes of lightening the mood. She knew the somewhat silly and playful meal would make it impossible for us hold

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