Food Gifts that Everyone Will Love

Author and magazine founder Maggie Battista joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about food gifts: how to make them, buy them, present them, and throw them together at the last minute from what's in your pantry!

Kara Rota
1-minute read
Episode #42

Does an invitation to a potluck give you hives? Do you dread figuring out what to bring? Do you envy the Pinterest-ready presentation of practiced food gift-givers? Are you struggling with gifting on a budget?

You may have overlooked an untapped resource for giving thoughtful and beautiful gifts that your friends and family will not only appreciate, but enjoy using.

Maggie Battista, the founder of Eat Boutique, and author of the upcoming cookbook Food Gift Love, joins the Clever Cookstr to share tips and tricks on:

  • What to keep in your pantry to throw together food gifts anytime.

  • How to shop smart for food gifts.

  • What to bring to a potluck.

  • Food gift etiquette. 

  • Ideal offerings for housewarmings, dinner parties, showers, and other occasions.

  • And much more! 

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the whole interview. Or download the episode from iTunes.

Photos courtesy of Maggie Battista.


About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.