Shelby Larsson

Shelby Larsson, writer, editor, resides in Boston, where she wanders across the city, eating and drinking as she goes. She loves New England (with a particular affinity for Maine), architecture, cities, beer, cheese, and adores cooking up a big meal for family and friends. You can read more about Shelby’s eating adventures on her blog, Lady Gouda.

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Salt Water Farm Cafe

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Ever since I moved up to the (literally) greener pastures of the northeast (from Texas), I have longed to visit Maine. Everything I hear sounds positively magical: rocky beaches, farmer’s markets, and the ever-present salty breeze. Shelby’s adventures have transformed my little wish into a raging desire, and now I know where I’ll be eating

Puritan, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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We feature many boutique food makers on Eat Boutique and, just in case you were wondering, restauranteurs are makers too! After several visits to Puritan & Company, I felt the vibe of a true maker in every detail. Between the food, the design and the sweet hello/goodbye at the door, Shelby’s become a fan as

Soft Pretzels with Fondue

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This time of year, sometimes you just have to cut all the sweet with a salty snack.  Despite loving a nibble of candy cane ice cream and Christmas cookies and holiday booze, the idea of a soft pretzel and homemade cheese dip is pretty appealing right about now. What other salty goodness are you craving?

Apple Dutch Baby

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With fall in full swing, I have been cooking and baking with apples more than anything else these past few weeks. Time and time again, I find myself pulling The Apple Lover’s Cookbook off my kitchen shelf, looking through its pages for fool-proof recipes that inspire me to use my favorite fruit in new ways.

Eat Boutique Fall Market: Meet the Authors {big giveaway}

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** This giveaway is now closed – Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Friday, September 14th (in the evening) ** If you have spent any time here on Eat Boutique, you know that we love food. A lot. But we are also voracious readers, consuming cookbooks and great food writing in the

Blueberry and Nectarine Crisp

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Shelby has an amazing talent for combining fruit, a bit of sugar, flour and spices into a dish I want to eat for breakfast, lunch or dessert. Remember this Blueberry Bread Pudding? This Crisp is no different and uses my favorite fruit – ripe nectarines. Blueberries aren’t bad either. And when you add oats, oh,

Bonfire Food: Banana Boats

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S’mores have long held the seat of honor at summer bonfires.   The promise of melty chocolate and perfectly golden marshmallows sandwiched between two squares of graham crackers will quickly send kids running to look for the perfect roasting stick. It’s no question that these messy, decadent outdoor treats are worthy of the attention paid

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

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If summer went exactly as planned, I’d spend cool July evenings around a big bonfire in my back yard.  Friends would gather, we’d cook easy summer dishes, grill up some meat and top our burgers and dogs with homemade fixin’s — like these bread and butter pickles.  Unfortunately, we’ve had quite a heat wave so

Compound Butter: Lemon-Mint and Red Scallion-Honey Recipes

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It doesn’t take much to spruce up a refrigerator staple into a chic accompaniment.   Take butter, for example. We all know it, use it and love it, but probably don’t tend to think of it as the star of a meal. Shelby reminds us below that dressing up butter is delicious and fun and

French Cheese Plate

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I don’t know about you, but I have pretty much been stalking Maggie’s tweets, Facebook updates, Instagrams, and blog updates since she arrived in Paris a few weeks ago. While she is there for work purposes, she also seems to be soaking up every Parisian moment she can, visiting old favorites and finding new gems

The Silver Palate’s Chili for a Crowd

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Everybody knows that the Super Bowl is really about the food. And catching all those fun, sometimes scandalous and creative advertisements. Oh fine, and football too. More than anything, though, the Super Bowl is a great opportunity to get your friends together for a fun evening of eating like insane people. Seriously, I think Super

Bourbon Banana Bread Pudding

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I made a new baking discovery last weekend. As I sat inside, cozy and warm, watching the snow fall (finally!), I had the urge to whip up something delicious.  Looking through my rather bare cabinets, I briefly lamented that the season would not lend itself to a pretty tart brimming with fresh strawberries or blueberries,

Eat Boutique Editorial Planning

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Do your meeting agendas typically include time set aside for gossip, socializing, and afternoon tea featuring espresso and clementine panna cotta? Mine don’t either, unless, of course, I’m at Eat Boutique headquarters for a full day of editorial planning. Maggie and I started these planning sessions slowly, months and months ago. Over glasses of wine

Shucked by Erin Byers Murray

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I remember the first time I saw the Island Creek Oyster boys. It was at black-tie affair and I was feeling rather out of place. But there, in the corner, were a trio of tanned, scruffy guys, who had obviously tried to clean themselves up for the night. They were standing behind a wooden boat,

Rosie’s Award-Winning Brownies {a giveaway}

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Shelby’s assignment was tough: Make a glorious recipe from Judy Rosenberg’s new cookbook and share it with us. It’s a tough job but she did it well. And we’re offering a giveaway of this very book down below, so read further for details. Thanks! -Maggie When you think of holiday baking, your mind likely veers

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