For the last four days, I’ve chanted “I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky.”
I dragged my family and all sorts of holiday-esque nourishments up to an 1800s home on a pond in the tiniest of villages in Vermont. We had an absolutely delightful Christmas in tundra-like cold with bits of sunshine peeking through at the most opportune times, like when I had my camera fully charged or when I mustered cookie-charged energy to take long pretty walks. Oh, snowy Vermont villages love to show off and I have the photos to prove it… coming soon.
The frigid holiday reminded me of another time when I did double takes and rubbed my eyes frequently, grateful for my fortune. In March of 2012, I spent two days in Copenhagen to take a lunch at Noma with my visual-storyteller/partner-in-travel Heidi Murphy (White Loft Studio). Five hours later, we had these photos and a story I wrote for Spenser Magazine.
The visit was amazing, full of new adventures, including getting to meet Rene Redzepi and Matthew Orlando (Noma’s head chef). I returned from Denmark full of new ideas and creative inspirations, sort of like how I feel after four days in Vermont.
I’m off to Maine for New Year’s and until I get a moment to share some holiday photos, enjoy this little interlude from our trip to Noma. Happy holidays!
All photos taken by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.
Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in our new shop.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.