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.


Mrs. Wheelbarrow Dishes About Her New Cookbook & Rugelach

by Kate H. Knapp
Mrs. Wheelbarrow Dishes About Her New Cookbook & Apricot Rugelach

It may come as no surprise that we here at Eat Boutique are wild about the fine art of preserving foods, and simply can’t get enough of innovative ways to save seasonal items for year-round enjoyment. This is why we’re absolutely in awe of Mrs. Wheelbarrow, aka Cathy Wheelbarrow, and her new cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s

A Special Small Business Saturday Discount Just for You

by Kate H. Knapp
A Special Small Business Saturday Discount Just for You

Did you know Small Business Saturday is right around the corner, on November 29? It’s not only a day that celebrates those who work so hard to craft unique and amazing items, which makes Eat Boutique possible, but it’s also when we like to give a special discount in the Eat Boutique shop. This year, we’re going to mix it up

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with a French Dinner Party

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner Party

With Beaujolais Nouveau Day fast approaching (the third Thursday in November every year), we’re putting on our menu-planning hats and coming up with ways to celebrate the new wine. Bottled just 6 to 8 weeks after harvest, Beaujolais has very little tannin and typically is quite fruity and light. In fact, some find the purple-pink wine

What We’re Loving: Spirited Cocktails for Halloween

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Spirited Cocktails for Halloween

Come, sit for a spell (sorry just a little Halloween humor). Living just a few miles from Salem, Massachusetts, I appreciate this spooky, kooky, creepy, crawly holiday in a way that goes beyond the scares, tricks, and treats. Halloween, to me, is truly a magical time (and it’s not just because of the witches). When else can

The Jam-Makers: Tips and Tricks by We Love Jam

by Kate H. Knapp
Behind-the-Scenes With We Love Jam

It’s no secret. We absolutely adore We Love Jam, and all of their incredibly tasty and beautiful spreads–we’re even offering a special  price on their Tart Cherry and Apricot Jam for a very limited time in our shop. And since we’re such big fans, we wanted to know more about the two people behind the

What We’re Loving: Homemade Breakfast Bars

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Homemade Breakfast Bars

For me, breakfast-on-the-go once meant nothing more than coffee in a travel mug. Thankfully, I have since learned the importance of the first meal of the day. And though I still rely on my trusty travel cup o’ joe to start my morning off right, I now accompany it with something a bit more substantial. The

How Sweet it is? The Life of a Professional Candy Maker

by Kate H. Knapp
How Sweet it Is? The Life of a Professional Candy Maker

We’re sweet (pardon the pun) on Liddabit Sweets, and for good reason. Founders, Jen King and Liz Gutman, are the brains behind a range of unique candy bars, indulgent caramels, and one-of-a-kind caramel corns that make Liddabit Sweets so very special. Loving a good maker’s tale, we spoke to Jen to learn more about what makes the darling

What We’re Loving: Homemade Pasta Dishes

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Homemade Pasta Dishes

“Pantry pasta,” or more precisely whatever leftover or canned-good-was-about-to-expire my mother needed to use tossed with spaghetti, was a specialty at our house when I was growing up. My mother never wanted to waste anything, and so we spent many nights dining on colorful pasta dishes made with an assortment of odd ingredients. Watching as those noodles became

Travel Bite: Berkshires’ Mezze Bistro + Farm Egg on Peas, Favas, and Scapes

by Kate H. Knapp
Travel Bite: Berkshires’ Mezze Bistro + Farm Egg on Peas, Favas, and Scapes

In the last few days, I’ve shared some of my favorite makers and a killer coffeehouse in western Massachusetts’ the Berkshires. Now I’d like to tell you about a lovely spot for a one-of-a-kind dinner, as well as a recipe for you to try at home. It’s no secret that I love to share food. You see,

Travel Bite: Coffee, Art and Affogato (ice cream + espresso!) in the Berkshires

by Kate H. Knapp
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You’ve already read about a few of my favorite stops in the Berkshires, but I’m back to share a coffee shop after my own heart, as well as an amazing recipe for affogato, an Italian dessert that “drowns” ice cream in espresso. My love letter to coffee usually begins the same way: “I never felt

Travel Bite: A Food-Lover’s Tour of The Berkshires

by Kate H. Knapp
Travel Bite: A Food-Lover’s Tour of The Berkshires

You never know what you might find if you just keep driving. This was one of my mother’s favorite lessons, which always resulted in long hours spent exploring back roads in our beastly tan minivan. Every time she felt a bit restless, we set out on a great adventure in search of the perfect steak,

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

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