Home Made Summer: Lunch with Yvette Van Boven in Boston




I met Yvette van Boven in Paris, where all food folks should have their very first meeting really, right? Yvette and her photographer husband whizzed in from Amsterdam with their little dog. Heidi Murphy and I were in town for lots of projects, including our little piece on Paris and our visit to the best restaurant in the world. We met up at a little cafe-style bistro in the north Marais for snacks, steak frites, sweets and loads of champagne.

Several hours later, we all knew we’d meet again. And this time around, you’re invited! Yvette will be in Boston celebrating the release of her latest book Home Made Summer. Thirty of us will gather for an exclusive lunch with stunning waterfront views in the Water Cafe at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The menu is below and we hope you’ll be able to join us on Saturday, April 13 from 12-2pm. Grab a spot now as we anticipate selling out!

Order your luncheon spot here

{You can also order Yvette’s Home Made Summer Cookbook and pick it up at the luncheon – you’ll save $5!}

Home Made Summer Luncheon with Yvette van Boven

April 13, 2013

first course
beet, rhubarb and orange salad with watercress and feta

pan seared halibut with grilled ramps, new potato and citrus nage

vanilla crème brulee with seasonal fruit compote

Home Made and Home Made Winter blew readers away with their stunning packages, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instructions, and hand-drawn artwork throughout. Now, in Home Made Summer, Yvette van Boven takes the same signature approach and presents her absolute favorite recipes for spring and summer. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, van Boven has created a collection of recipes that will truly inspire you to step into the kitchen. Using seasonal ingredients, such as freshly picked apples and berries, delicate summer lettuces and fresh herbs, she presents recipes for Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Snacks, Beverages, Appetizers, and Dessert.

Fine print: Your order is non-refundable. Email maggie@eatboutique.com with questions before purchasing, as all sales are final. We look forward to celebrating Home Made Summer with you!




Photos by Maggie Battista, Oof Verschuren, Jacqueline Church and Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio

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.

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  • thecitygourmand

    I like the premise of this cookbook series. I’m glad Yvette is leading the charge for home cookery. Home made is certainly best!

    • I agree! Cooking home made is the best – and Yvette is an awesome leader in our home made movement. 🙂 xox

  • yvette van boven

    I’m soooo looking forward to this! Whooohoo! XY

    • YAY, Yvette – we can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. It will be so fun! xox

  • Carina

    This is enough for me to want to swap Paris for Boston!