The wok is one of the world's oldest and most versatile cooking implements - a perfect pan for all kinds of methods, whether stir-frying, steaming, braising or deep-frying. This volume provides a history of the wok, how to use and look after it, and offers guidance and advice on the implements and cooking techniques used in the recipes.
A full-color guide to a meals-in-minutes method of cooking introduces readers to the exotic and delicious world of Asian wok and stir-fry favorites, offering a variety of recipes and tips on healthful cookery.
All the Recipes You Need to Enjoy Comforting Chinese Food at Home Ordering Chinese takeout is easy—but it’s definitely not the healthiest or most affordable way to enjoy Chinese comfort food at home. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery. The Essential Wok Cookbook is your guide to mastering the wok, the versatile pan that makes possible all of the Chinese restaurant dishes you love—no extra salt, oil, or MSG required. Beyond tips for selecting, seasoning, and caring for your wok, this cookbook also provides: • Step-by-step illustrations for how to fold a dumpling, egg roll, and wonton • Fun features on the origin stories and American reinventions of foods such as egg drop soup and fortune cookies • Recipe labels to help you decide what to make when you’re short on time (30 minutes or less) and tight on cash (under $10) • Recipe tips to swap ingredients, save time, make a dish more healthy, or kick up the heat If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, start cooking today with your wok and see just how far The Essential Wok Cookbook will take you. Fire up the wok with recipes like Perfect Pork Pot Stickers, Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry, Lighter Egg Foo Young, Sweet Chili Shrimp, General Tso’s Chicken, Better Beef with Broccoli, and many more!
Providing a detailed, step-by-step introduction to the wok, this book explains the different types of equipment and how to use it, and all the wok cooking techniques such as steaming, deep frying, stir frying and simmering.