Maggie is the founder/director of Eat Boutique, an award-winning online boutique and story-driven recipe site that’s the go-to resource for food gifts. Along with selling an ever-changing collection of food gifts, hosting pop-up boutiques and hand-packing small batch food gifts for private clients, Maggie also wrote her first-ever cookbook featuring more than 100 recipes to make, wrap and share. Food Gift Love to be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 13, 2015. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, and Snippet & Ink and connected millions building online communities like TripAdvisor. You can follow her homemade food gift adventures on Instagram and pre-order the cookbook now.
Amy Feiereisel is young, foolish, and happily nursing an almost unhealthy obsession with the epicurean. Originally from Texas, she discovered her passion for all things food and farming in upstate New York. You can find her digging in the dirt, with her nose buried in a book, or dreamily painting away in her free time. She writes about life’s adventures over at Amy + Fire.
Heidi Murphy, wedding + lifestyle photographer, and aspiring foodie.Though her heart belongs to Martha’s Vineyard, she lives north of Boston with her husband and their three dogs in a charming seaside town.She has an affinity for simple flavors + simple pleasures, farmer’s markets, organic everything, s’mores, corn from the grill, and of course – champagne.Heidi’s work, on film, has been featured stateside and abroad; and her musings + imagery can be found on her blog – White Loft Style.
KATE H. KNAPP
Kate H. Knapp has been cooking since she was stove-high and whisk-strong. She comes from a long line of cooks and bakers, from whom she learned the sweet power of sugar, the thrill of egg whites, the magic of leftovers, and the importance of being fearless in the kitchen. Kate has a Masters in Gastronomy, and works as a Freelance Cookbook Recipe Tester & Editor. She spends her free time pickling and preserving, practicing food photography, and reading cookbooks. Her own recipe for life is a work in progress—needs a dash more of this and a pinch of that—but she couldn’t be happier with her ingredients. Read more about her at katehknapp.com
Denise lives in Oakland, California with her partner in crime Lenny. She is a free lance webcast producer, photographer, food writer and recipe developer who is always dreaming about food. She is driven by delicious as well as gorgeous food, and admits that her first thought of the morning is what she will be cooking that day. During her free time she enjoys traveling and hitting mountain getaways with Lenny in their Eurovan. You can find more of her recipes over at their shared food blog Chez Us, or follow along on Instagram where she shares daily inspirations.
Rachel developed an appreciation for eating locally while growing up on a ranch in Oregon, and today frequents both farms and farmers’ markets in search of fresh food treasures. An environmental consultant by day, she spends her evenings cooking and baking, much to the delight of her husband’s coworkers. In addition, Rachel enjoys hiking, traveling, coffee shops, artisan chocolate, and books. As a new mom to baby Annabel, one of Rachel’s future hobbies will be training her daughter to have an adventurous palate!
SEAN ST. JOHN
Sean St John is a freelance writer specializing in food, wine and spirits. He is particularly interested in food’s natural seasons, fresh produce and artisan producers with a real passion for their craft. He currently lives in Cornwall, UK, an area known for its seafood and farming. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting food and drink to try and buy and write about, and is currently working on Four, a British seasonal cookery book with illustrator Katt Frank. You can see more of his work at Wildwood & Shore.
Molly Shuster is a freelance food stylist and recipe developer. After starting her career in publishing in New York City, Molly switched gears and went to The Institute of Culinary Education. After working in the city for five years, Molly recently moved back to her home-state of Massachusetts. She currently divides her time between Boston and New York. View more on Molly Shuster on her website.
Melissa Massello is a journalist and startup junkie turned professional blogger, chasing that “Champagne life on a DIY budget” over at Shoestring since 2007, and more recently for Boston.com, chronicling the maker movement. She loves food & scratch cooking — even more so after being diagnosed with a gluten allergy in 2012 — will challenge anyone to a boardwalk round of Skee-ball, and is currently on the adventure of her lifetime in Austin, TX with her husband and rescue whippet, Pixie.
Food Gift Love is Now Available! Maggie Battista Dishes About the Cookbook and Her Recipe for Fig Rosemary Jam
The day has finally arrived! Food Gift Love is now in stores, and waiting patiently on the shelves to help you become the food-gifting guru you’ve always wanted to be. I, personally, can say that this day contains all the excitement…Read more…