Meet the Author: Hsiao-Ching Chou

HSIAO-CHING CHOU is the author of Chinese Soul Food and Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food, which releases on January 19th. She teaches Chinese home cooking at schools in the Seattle area and on YouTube, and she is known for her always-sold-out pot stickers classes. Currently she serves as chair of the James Beard Foundation’s Book Awards committee. Chou has been on American Public Media’s The Splendid Table, the PBS documentary The Meaning of Food, and the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. She lives in Seattle with her family. Don’t miss her upcoming Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food event with Book Larder on January 26th. Register for the event here. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for recipes, Chinese cooking tutorials, and more!

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How Portland Book of Dates Authors Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian Have Fun in a Pandemic

Let’s face it, we’re all struggling to find new ways to have fun and spend time together in the time of COVID-19. Lucky for us, we have authors who happen to be experts on that subject! The Portland Book of Dates authors and real-life couple Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian did the work for you and we asked them to share their hard-won wisdom. Happy to oblige, Eden and Ashod talk bed dates, bad dates, and the importance of snacks!