McGuckin Hardware to Host Chef Eric Skokan on Black Friday

McGuckin Hardware, a Boulder community institution, will welcome local chef, farmer and author Eric Skokan into the store for a live cooking demo and book signing.

Boulder, CO –November 14, 2014—McGuckin Hardware is hosting Eric Skokan, a nationally recognized Boulder chef from Black Cat restaurant and Bramble and Hare, for a live recipe from his newly published book, “Farm Fork Food,” a collection of fresh and lively recipes from farm to table.  The event will take place from 2-4pm on Friday, November 28th.

“Eric’s vision of creating his art through local sources matches the McGuckin ideology of supporting the vital markets closer to home,” said Chris Taylor, the Housewares buyer for McGuckin Hardware. “So it’s a no-brainer to have him here, and to hopefully promote his movement of thinking more sustainably and more independently about food choices.”

Eric will prepare “Winter Roots Roasted in Embers,” a recipe from “Farm Fork Food,” outside the south doors of McGuckin Hardware at 2pm this Friday, followed by a “Q and A” session from the audience. Copies of the new book will be available for purchase, and Eric will remain on hand after his live cooking demo to sign copies.

This event is free to the public.


About Eric Skokan

Eric Skokan worked in some of the country’s most premiere restaurants until 2006, when he opened Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder, which focuses on locally sourced ingredients for simple, fresh and delicious dishes. After he bought his own farm outside of Boulder in 2012, Eric opened Black Cat’s sister restaurant Bramble and Hare.  Eric sources most of the food for his restaurants and Boulder Farmers’ Market booth from his own farm and family homestead, “Black Cat Farm,” and recently wrote his first cookbook entitled “Farm Fork Food,” a collection of recipes he developed from his very own grown or raised ingredients.

About McGuckin Hardware

McGuckin Hardware is an independent, family-owned hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, employing an average of 225 people and stocking nearly 200,000 items in 18 departments. The store, founded in 1955, is based on product selection and customer service, and is known to be friendly to leashed dogs, DIY projects, entrepreneurs and the emerging Maker culture. It is referred to as the largest independent hardware store in the United States.