In Maggie’s Kitchen: Exploring Brooklyn, Homemade Ramen Bowls, and Upcoming Events


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Hey there, everyone,

I’m still in New York… Brooklyn, actually. It’s most definitely spring here. There are crocuses peeking through grassy patches, flip-flops everywhere, and faces turned up toward the sun. The line to get to the rooftop bar at my hotel is around the corner. I’m going to soak it in and make this a very quick update!

The Wythe Hotel: This hotel is the very best. I’m down here for Food Book Fair and a little reunion with some of my best friends, and this hotel has been the quintessential spot from which to explore Brooklyn, drink a bit, eat a lot and generally bump into delightful people. This is a great borough hideaway for your next visit.

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Wedding Fair: If you’re a bride in the middle of bride-land this year, make sure to stop by the BHLDN Chestnut Hill Wedding Fair on Thursday, April 16, 5PM to 8PM. I’ll be there with homemade food gifts from my forthcoming cookbook and ideas for thank you gifts. RSVP please, as spaces are limited.

Boston Pop-Up Boutique: On Saturday, April 18, 10AM to 2PM, come find me and other Eat Boutique folks at West Elm Fenway. We’ll set up a small pop-up boutique with sweet and savory spring treats.

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Quick Ramen Bowl: I’ve been jumping from meeting to meeting lately which means I sometimes forget to make lunch in advance. Last week, I cooked brown rice ramen noodles in vegetable broth. I tumbled them into a bowl and topped them with fresh greens, basil leaves, radish slices, peanuts and a splash of hot sesame oil. I’m sharing so you can make that happen for you sometime, too. (Keep dry noodles and broth around precisely for this.)

Fashion and Food Reception: I am a huge Madewell fan. When they asked me to co-host a spring fashion show with Kate of Domestikated Life, I jumped at the chance, naturally. Catch my Eat Boutique Pop-Up Boutique at Madewell’s Natick Shop from 9AM to 11AM on Sunday, April 19. I’ll also make a sweet/savory treat from my forthcoming cookbook to give you all a taste in advance. RSVP now to get on the list.

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Loyal Nine: If you can, get yourself to Loyal Nine in Cambridge for snacks and drinks or full-on dinner. I went last week with Brian of A Thought for Food, and just loved the entire vibe, including this killer scallop dish.

I’ll return from Brooklyn just in time to see you this weekend.

Maggie xox

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Photos taken and styled by Maggie Battista.

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers and shares our version of #foodgiftlove. 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 the Eat Boutique Shop.

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Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.