In my house it’s always time for food gifts. However, these last few weeks have been especially busy, a mashup of warm days (late summer!) and cool nights (early fall!) filled with heaps of plump produce for saving, preserving, and gifting.
In the past seven days alone, I’ve squeezed grape juice from my neighbor’s backyard harvest; started my annual batch of fermented hot sauce with my jalapeños; pressed a fresh ferment of kohlrabi curtido (a Latin-style vegetable slaw) into a large Le Parfait jar; roasted pumpkin puree and shredded zucchini for the freezer; and finally, I’m about to start canning pounds of cranberries for a string of special events.
Since I’m one in a household of two, all these foodstuffs are put up to enjoy for the next few seasons or to be given away, all the time. I’m preserving at a frantic pace right now because one, ’tis the season and, two, I’m about to embark on a very long (amazing) trip to see all of you.
I’ve partnered with the incredible folks at Le Parfait Jars to take this food gift love thing on the road! This Fall, I’ll visit nearly 10 U.S. cities to share my new Food Gift Love cookbook with you, demo recipes, and chat about the best food gifts for every occasion, how I started Eat Boutique, and how to make food gifting a part of your lifestyle.
I’ve been a fan of Le Parfait Jars for as long as I can remember, and I use their jars in all of my preserving and gifting projects. When they offered to sponsor my cookbook tour and give everyone who signed up free Food Gift Love starter kits (sign up now), well, I knew it was a match made in food gift heaven. Let’s dig into details.
CITIES AND DATES:
I am so excited to finally meet all of you in the following cities:
- October 7-11: Portland, Oregon
- October 13-15: New York, New York
- October 16-17: Boston, Massachusetts
- October 20-21: Seattle, Washington
- October 22-24: San Francisco, California
- October 27 + 29: Boston, Massachusetts
- October 31: Kennebunkport, Maine
- November 2-3: Houston, Texas
- November 4-5: Dallas, Texas
- November 8-9: Miami, Florida
- November 12-14: Boston, Massachusetts
And then, you’ll find me and the big Eat Boutique crew spreading the food gift love at our huge event in Boston for the month of December, more details to follow! xox
***BIG GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** Win a collection of Le Parfait jars (8 different sizes in all)!
I’m kicking off this tour with a sip of something strong and a big giveaway! Your kitchen (and your favorite people) will love these jars. Enter for a chance to win a large collection of Le Parfait Jars (everything included in the photo above!) by kicking off our tour talks right here. Tell me all about your signature food gift! What do you make and gift at the holidays? What’s the one gift your friends have come to know (and love) you for?
THE PRIZE (PHOTO ABOVE): An entire collection of 8 Le Parfait Jars with a variety of different tops and sizes, including 1 500ml jar; 2 750ml jars; 1 1,000ml jar; 1 1-liter jar; 1 1.5-liter jar; 1 2-liter jar; and 1 3 liter jar.
HOW TO ENTER: It’s so easy to enter. Just comment below and tell us what your signature food gift is and why! Every follow/share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram earns another entry too — just follow/share us there and leave a comment here with the link(s) to your social media profile.
We’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday, October 12, 2015. If your name is picked, we’ll notify you between October 13-15 and ship to you directly shortly thereafter. Please reply within 48 hours, or we’ll need to choose another winner. (Don’t forget the fine print: We can only ship to continental U.S. addresses.)
–The giveaway is now closed, and a winner will be notified shortly. Thank you to all who entered.–
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.