Jessica Merrill

Jessica lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and writes about food, drinks, travel and lots more. She has written for The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Travel, Budget Travel, Wine & Spirits, Shape, Coastal Living and many others. She grew up in Vermont, and is very much that person who is willing to walk not just a city block, but a mile (or two) in search of authenticity. On top of that, she's lucky to have met Maggie through her husband. They're really tight cousins - so it turns out husbands are good for lots of things!

Holiday Recipe Wish List by Jessica Merrill

Posted December 6, 2010

Eat Boutique contributor Jessica Merrill is like a member of the family, literally. She just happened to marry my cousin and it was pretty much true love. With me, of course! While she was visiting for our annual Thanksgiving extravaganza…

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Liddabit Sweets, Brooklyn

Posted March 23, 2010

I’m crazy about salted caramels. This past Christmas I even got it into my head to make them as gifts. I got out my candy thermometer, and with that in hand, I confidently watched over my boiling pot of goodness…

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Lemon Rosemary Shortbread

Posted February 4, 2010

If you’re at all like me, you probably get a craving for a little something in the late afternoon, just a treat to see you through to the end of the day — and to dinner of course! I usually…

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Dill Pickles

Posted July 2, 2009

I judge brunch spots as much by the bloody mary as the magic in the kitchen. And I recently found a five-star version (hot, spicy and packed with enough horseradish to clog the straw) at Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn. The…

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Miso-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Posted November 16, 2008

Lately, I’ve had a hankering for sweet potatoes — and not prepared the way you might expect, dredged in olive oil and brown sugar and roasted until crispy or mashed with butter and maple syrup. No, instead, I’ve been thinking…

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Autumn Cauliflower Gratin

Posted November 10, 2008

Have you noticed the weather suddenly turning brisk? And in the evenings, the darkness descending earlier and earlier? There’s no denying that autumn has arrived — even for those of us who are lazy about packing away our flip flops.…

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Bourbon Peach Punch

Posted August 3, 2008

I was at a wedding not that long ago when the groom came up to me and said, “I thought of you while I was at the wine store — and I bought an extra case.” Now I’ve never been…

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