Eagle Harbor Books, Marche team up to hold virtual cooking demo

Through a unique collaboration of two Winslow businesses, a virtual cooking demonstration will take place next week from Seattle cook and author Hsiao-Ching Chou, who just released her latest book Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food.

This innovative partnership is meant to celebrate the coming Chinese Lunar New Year as well as to address the difficulties small businesses have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This will be the first event — although virtual —that Eagle Harbor Book Co. has held since last March. The bookstore does not plan to hold any in-person events for the foreseeable future but could hold some more virtual events similar to this one depending on how this first one goes.

“We have missed having a packed room or even our more intimate author events,” Victoria Irwin of Eagle Harbor Books said. “People love being together to meet authors and hear their backstories. We have always

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Oxomoco Team Showcases Stunning Mexican Fare at Xilonen in Greenpoint



a plate of food with a slice of cake: Xilonen’s braised carrot tostada


© Justin Bazdarich/Xilonen [Official]
Xilonen’s braised carrot tostada

As it has for many people, the pandemic slowed life down for Justin Bazdarich, providing time — a lot of time — to think about the future. The chef and restaurateur cemented his status in NYC’s dining scene with one crowd-favorite hit after another, first with hip pizza destination Speedy Romeo, and then with Michelin-starred Oaxacan restaurant Oxomoco, along with co-owner Chris Walton. Now, he’s grappling with building a more sustainable path forward in food and, more specifically, his impact on the industry.

After the city went into lockdown in March, Bazdarich enrolled himself back in college online, at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, and now he’s applying more sustainable food practices to his newest restaurant opening this week: Xilonen, a regional Mexican spot located at 905 Lorimer Street in Greenpoint, at the corner of Nassau Avenue. It’ll be the first

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