The Everyday Wok Cookbook: Simple and Satisfying Recipes for the Most Versatile Pan in Your Kitchen
Most people think a wok is just for stir-frying Chinese food. Not so! A wok is a versatile and inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that can be used everyday, for all your meals. You can braise, steam, deep-fry, and stew foods in it. You can even bake a cake in it! Don't stash your wok away in a cupboard. Leave it on your stovetop and use it every day!
This book celebrates making American favorites such as spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk fried chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches using the ancient Chinese cooking vessel. You'll also find easy Asian dishes like kung pao chicken, shrimp and egg fried rice, stir-fried beef and broccoli, and chicken chow mein.
About the Author
Lorna Yee is the coauthor of The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together, and a food writer at Seattle magazine. She has been featured on television shows such as No Reservations, the Food Network's Street Eats, and enjoyed a stint as a "local food expert" on New Day Northwest. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Henry; newborn son, Weston; and Pekepom, Kimchee.
The recipe I have made is King Pao Chicken and it was perfect! Her explanation of the use of the wok, seasoning, cleaning, etc. are all right on. The instructions for preparing the food is complete and leaves nothing to be desired. This is a great book for a beginner Chinese cook or just someone who wants to use to make something with their wok. It includes non-traditional wok dishes, which is nice as well. It could be longer, but the quality is superb! -Lance
Awesome book with simple instructions and a good variety of tastes. Worth the sale price. My family enjoys the food. Enjoy! -Shewett
I didn't really look thru the book before I ordered it. Was again part of the birthday gift. He is a vegetarian, and most recipes in this book are "meaty". It is a very nice book and I really liked. Nice pictures and recipes aren't difficult to follow even for the amateur cook. He said he still liked it and was sure that he could modify the recipes to suit his tastes. He likes to experiment with his cooking anyway. Also, later if/when he decides to get a true wok, this book gives detailed instructions on how to care for it. Lots of good information in here. -D. Conallyt