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.


What We Love: Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

by Kate H. Knapp
What We Love: Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

When I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day typically meant two things: corned beef and pinches. The latter involved the tradition (at least where I grew up) of getting pinched if you weren’t wearing green on the holiday. My brother took full advantage of this and it became a game of who could outsmart the

Bon Appetit: Mimi Thorisson on her Kitchen in France & her Aunt’s Fava Bean Soup

by Kate H. Knapp
Bon Appetit: Mimi Thorisson on her Kitchen in France & her Aunt’s Fava Bean Soup

Warning: This article may inspire you to move to a farmhouse in France. Mimi Thorisson has that power. I started reading her blog, Manger, years ago and I’m still plotting my escape overseas. Mimi’s life on her stunning farmhouse in France, complete with adorable children and cuter-than-cute dogs, would be enough reason to make us jump ship, but then

Apotheker’s Kitchen: Bee-Sweetened Hot Cocoa & The Secret Life of Chocolatiers

by Kate H. Knapp
Apotheker’s Kitchen: Bee-Sweetened Hot Cocoa & The Secret Life of Chocolatiers

Just one taste of their honey-sweetened confections, and you know instantly that Russ and Shari Apotheker of Apotheker’s Kitchen were destined to create all-natural and delicious chocolates (and marshmallows, for that matter). Their handcrafted treats are made with only the very best ingredients, like their chocolate, which is organically and biodynamically grown and sourced from a small,

What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

Oh, Valentine’s Day, how I have loathed and loved you. I hate being told what to do (especially when it comes to showing affection for those I care about), but I love chocolate, champagne, and all the wonderful food gifts the holiday produces. This year, however, I’m skipping the sweet treats and celebrating with the “hot stuff,”

What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

Ok, here goes. I am not, nor have I ever been, a football fan (please don’t hate me). I am, however, a huge fan of any excuse to bring people together and eat, which is why I tend to like sporting events like the Superbowl. I mean, what’s not to like? Friends gather together over a variety of finger

Feast On This: The Beauty and Charm of Calligraphy with Jenny Milwid

by Kate H. Knapp
The Beauty and Charm of Calligraphy with Jenny Milwid

It’s rare to receive a handwritten anything, really, these days (let’s start sending postcards, ok?), which is why we are in awe of those who put pen to paper with an artistic and elegant flourish. Jenny Milwid, a Boston-based calligrapher and artist (launching a leather goods business later this month), is just such a person,

Dave’s Coffee Talks (Coffee) Shop, Tiramisu, & Boozy Coffee Milk

by Kate H. Knapp
Dave’s Coffee Talks (Coffee) Shop, Tiramisu, & Boozy Coffee Milk

Coffee. Incredible how one simple word can cause such happiness. And one small Rhode Island company is certainly making people smile with their one-of-a-kind creations. We’ve been long-time fans of Dave’s Coffee–in fact, their coffee syrup is always a big hit at our pop-up events and we’ve even featured their shop before. We caught up with Dave Lanning, CEO of Dave’s Coffee, to

10 Starter Cookbooks for a Well-Loved Kitchen

by Kate H. Knapp
10 Starter Cookbooks for a Well-Loved Kitchen

One whiff of cinnamon and I am transported back to my maternal grandmother’s pantry. Amidst the jarred peaches, homemade chili sauce, hanging pots, and jars of mayonnaise (she never refrigerated the stuff, but I somehow survived), there was one shelf stacked high with her favorite cookbooks. She would often send me in search of a particular recipe in

What We’re Loving: Cookies for Gifting

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Holiday Cookie for Gifting

The holidays really are the most wonderful time of year, especially when they are filled with sweet, homemade cookies. The simple gesture of a baked gift is one that goes far with friends, family, and neighbors. Cookies are so popular as a gift, in fact, that people host parties centered around exchanging favorite recipes. These

Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

by Kate H. Knapp
Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

It’s really quite impossible not to adore Dorie Greenspan. With several incredible cookbooks under her belt–Baking: From My Home to Yours, Around My French Table, and Baking With Julia (yes, the Julia Child)–a lovely blog, and a very popular baking club, Tuesdays With Dorie, as well as the sweetest smile and an ever-so-friendly disposition, she is

Not Without Salt’s Ashley Rodriguez on Date Nights, Cookbooks, and her Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Kate H. Knapp
Not Without Salt Talks about her New Cookbook & Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

As the creator of the popular food blog, Not Without Salt, a mother of three young children, and an entrepreneur of a highly-addictive, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, the adorable and always-inspiring Ashley Rodriguez is no stranger to a hectic schedule. In fact, it was her busy life that inspired her first cookbook, Date Night In: More than

Tatte Bakery: The Life and Loves of a Professional Baker

by Kate H. Knapp
The Lovely Lady Behind Tatte Bakery

Tzurit Or changes people’s lives with simply an oven and a great deal of creativity. It’s true. She weaves magic into her incredibly flaky pastry, coaxes depths of flavor from a simple ingredient, and alters your dessert perceptions with just one bite. She has long been one of our favorite people and owns one of our all-time favorite

The World According to the Drink-Syrup Masters of Quince & Apple

by Kate H. Knapp
The World According to the Drink-Syrup Masters of Quince & Apple

Meet Matt and Clare, the delightful founders and faces behind Quince & Apple, one of our favorite makers for drink syrups and jams. The dynamic duo handcrafts small-batch preserves and drink syrups out of their kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin, and their passion and attention to detail shines in each inventive flavor (Honey Lemon syrup, anyone?) they create.

Our Top Spots for Afternoon Tea + How to Host Your Own Tea Party

by Kate H. Knapp
Top Spots for Afternoon Tea Time & Tea Party in a Gift Box

The Mad Hatter may have been delightfully delirious, but he was also spot-on about the glory of a tea party. Afternoon tea requires you to stop everything midday to sip on hot aromatic drinks and snack on adorable miniature foods in a luxurious atmosphere. Sounds like a heavenly daydream that we should all try to make into a reality whenever we can. With

Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

by Kate H. Knapp
Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

Boring seltzer doesn’t stand a chance. Classic cocktails have met their match. All thanks to the innovative minds behind Morris Kitchen, and their inventive and well-crafted syrups. As one of our most popular makers in the Eat Boutique Shop, we wanted to know more about what makes these Brooklyn-based drink masters tick. Kari Morris was kind enough to answer a

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