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Meet + Greet with Maggie Battista

Author of “Food Gift Love”

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We are beyond ecstatic that the lovely Maggie Battista—mastermind of—will be joining us at the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium.

From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Maggie will be selling signed copies of her new book, “Food Gift Love.” This delightful book is overflowing with fun ideas + recipes to make your own yummy gifts for your loved ones.

“Food Gift Love” is not a typical cookbook. It’s a guide. It’s a resource. It’s an inspiration. And, it’s heartwarming. In fact . . . it’s like your favorite Pinterest board, but instead you get a printed bound version to hold in your hands; to tab your favorite recipes; and to record notes + ideas on the pages.

Maggie’s book is a essential for those who like to cook with love + give with heart. They will fall in love with “Food Gift Love.”

Seriously, what other cookbook makes you light up with joy + puts a smile on your face?


Meet + Greet with Heather Atwood

Author of “In Cod We Trust”

1 – 3 p.m.

Meet + greet the incredibly talented, Heather Atwood—the food columnist for local newspapers, creator of the blog, “Food for Thought” (, a whiz in the kitchen + on video at, and an all-around amazing woman.

From 1 – 3 p.m., Heather will be selling signed copies of her illuminating cookbook, “In Cod We Trust, the Celebrated Cuisine of Coastal Massachusetts.”

This book is the perfect gift for those that share an appreciation for local history and authentic New England cuisine. The first recipe you’re going to want to make is the flour-less Cohasset Chocolate Mousse Cake on page 209, especially during the holiday season!

“In Cod We Trust” truly preserves the legacy of our coastal communities in Massachusetts. Each recipe is meaningful + has a story behind it . . . the way every recipe should be, right?

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