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Author: Grace Young
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416580737
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking, this is the authoritative guide to stir-frying: the cooking technique that makes less seem like more, extends small amounts of food to feed many, and makes ingredients their most tender and delicious. The stir-fry is all things: refined, improvisational, adaptable, and inventive. The technique and tradition of stir-frying, which is at once simple yet subtly complex, is as vital today as it has been for hundreds of years—and is the key to quick and tasty meals. In Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, award-winning author Grace Young shares more than 100 classic stir-fry recipes that sizzle with heat and pop with flavor, from the great Cantonese stir-fry masters to the culinary customs of Sichuan, Hunan, Shanghai, Beijing, Fujian, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as other countries around the world. With more than eighty stunning full-color photographs, Young’s definitive work illustrates the innumerable, easy-to-learn possibilities the technique offers—dry stir-fries, moist stir-fries, clear stir-fries, velvet stir-fries—and weaves the insights of Chinese cooking philosophy into the preparation of beloved dishes as Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli, Chicken Lo Mein with Ginger Mushrooms, and Dry-Fried Sichuan Beans.


Author: Grace Young
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416580577
Book Pages: 313
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Celebrates and demystifies the technique of stir-frying with recipes from around the world.


Author: Grace Young
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439142561
Book Pages: 304
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories of the philosophy and superstitions behind culinary traditions that have been passed down through her Cantonese family, in which each ingredient has its own singular importance, the preparation of a meal is part of the joy of life, and the proper creation of a dish can have a favorable influence on health and good fortune. Each chapter begins with its own engaging story, offering insight into the Chinese beliefs that surround life-enhancing and spiritually calming meals. In addition, personal family photographs illustrate these stories and capture the spirit of China before the Revolution, when Young's family lived in Canton, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first part, "Mastering the Fundamentals," provides instruction on the arts of steaming and stir-frying; the preparation of rice, panfried, and braised dishes; the proper selection of produce; and the fine arts of chopping and slicing. Part Two, "The Art of Celebration," concentrates on the more elaborate, complex, and meaningful dishes -- such as Shark's Fin Soup and West Lake Duck -- that are usually made with rare ingredients, and sweets such as Water Chestnut Cake and Sesame Balls. The final part, "Achieving Yin-Yang Harmony," explores the many Chinese beliefs about the healing properties of ginseng, gingko nuts, soybeans, dong quai, and the many vegetable and fruit soup preparations that balance and nourish the body. The stories and recipes combine to demonstrate the range of Cantonese cooking, from rich flavors and honored combinations to an overall appreciation of health, well-being, and prosperity. In addition to the recipes, Young provides a complete glossary of dried herbs, spices, and fresh produce, accompanied by identifying photos and tips on where to purchase them. Unique traditional dishes, such as Savory Rice Tamales and Shrimp Dumplings, are also illustrated step by step, making the book easy to use. The central full-color photo section captures details of New Year's dishes and the Chinese home decorated in celebration, reminding one that these time-honored traditions live on, and the meals and their creation are connections to the past.


Author: Grace Young
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476740249
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Award-winning author Grace Young celebrates and demystifies the art of wok cooking for the Western home cook. When Grace Young was a child, her father instilled in her a lasting appreciation of wok hay, the highly prized but elusive taste that food achieves when properly stir-fried in a wok. As an adult, Young aspired to create that taste in her own kitchen. Grace Young's quest to master wok cooking led her throughout the United States, Hong Kong, and mainland China. Along with award-winning photographer Alan Richardson, Young sought the advice of home cooks, professional chefs, and esteemed culinary teachers like Cecilia Chiang, Florence Lin, and Ken Hom. Their instructions, stories, and recipes, gathered in this richly designed and illustrated volume, offer not only expert lessons in the art of wok cooking, but also capture a beautiful and timeless way of life. With its emphasis on cooking with all the senses, The Breath of a Wok brings the techniques and flavors of old-world wok cooking into today's kitchen, enabling anyone to stir-fry with wok hay. IACP award-winner Young details the fundamentals of selecting, seasoning, and caring for a wok, as well as the range of the wok's uses; this surprisingly inexpensive utensil serves as the ultimate multipurpose kitchen tool. The 125 recipes are a testament to the versatility of the wok, with stir-fried, smoked, pan-fried, braised, boiled, poached, steamed, and deep-fried dishes that include not only the classics of wok cooking, like Kung Pao Chicken and Moo Shoo Pork, but also unusual dishes like Sizzling Pepper and Salt Shrimp, Three Teacup Chicken, and Scallion and Ginger Lo Mein. Young's elegant prose and Richardson's extraordinary photographs create a unique and unforgettable picture of artisan wok makers in mainland China, street markets in Hong Kong, and a "wok-a-thon" in which Young's family of aunties, uncles, and cousins cooks together in a lively exchange of recipes and stories. A visit with author Amy Tan also becomes a family event when Tan and her sisters prepare New Year's dumplings. Additionally, there are menus for family-style meals and for Chinese New Year festivities, an illustrated glossary, and a source guide to purchasing ingredients, woks, and accessories. Written with the intimacy of a memoir and the immediacy of a travelogue, this recipe-rich volume is a celebration of cultural and culinary delights.


Author: Naomi Imatome-Yun
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc
ISBN: 9781623156060
Book Pages: 150
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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!


Author: Ken Hom
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409074793
Book Pages: 144
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Ken Hom brings us 100 inspired recipes for stir fries which are easy-to-follow, delicious dishes designed to appeal to all palates. With 20 new recipes and 80 favourites from his collection, Ken not only covers oriental stir fries but includes non-Asian dishes as well, such as stir-fried fusilli alla carbonara. The cookbook is divided into chapters on chicken, fish and seafood, beef, pork and vegetable dishes. There are also sections on techniques for chopping and frying, how to use a wok and recommendations for oils and sauces. Stir frying is regarded as a healthy and popular cooking method and all grocers sell ready-prepared stir-fry vegetables. As one of the world's greatest authorities on cooking with a wok, Ken shows us that the versatility and convenience of stir frying never compromises the flavour.


Author: Grace Young
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491730294
Book Pages: 108
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Grace Young believes that we are all warriors and miracles who, through various struggles and challenges, have each acquired fracture lines. With the hope of bringing peace, empowering women, and encouraging a movement that emphasizes inner strength, self-love, and courage, Young shares details of her amazing journey through life, during which she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, learned to trust her power and find her voice, and eventually healed her own fracture lines. Young begins by offering a glimpse into her chaotic childhood, overshadowed by a violent, alcoholic father whose unpredictable rages cast a dark cloud over a dysfunctional family situation. After her mother suddenly died and her father remarried, she quickly learned to trust her intuition in order to survive within a volatile home environment. Even after she was raped by an uncle at age seventeen, she somehow managed to pick herself up, attend college, and marry—without any idea that soon life would once again test her strength. Fracture Lines is the true story of one woman’s life experiences as she finds the power within to overcome her greatest challenges and define her destiny.


Author: Lorna Yee
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570618390
Book Pages: 192
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Hsiao-Ching Chou
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781632171245
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen with these 80 easy homestyle recipes—plus tips and techniques for cooking with a wok, stocking your pantry, making rice, and more Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, simply but delicious stir-fries, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of "mmm!" In Chinese Soul Food, you'll find approachable recipes and plenty of tips for favorite homestyle Chinese dishes, such as red-braised pork belly, dry-fried green beans, braised-beef noodle soup, green onion pancakes, garlic eggplant, and the author's famous potstickers, which consistently sell out her cooking classes in Seattle. You will also find helpful tips and techniques, such as caring for and using a wok and how to cook rice properly, as well as a basic Chinese pantry list that also includes acceptable substitutions, making it even simpler for the busiest among us to cook their favorite Chinese dishes at home. Recipes are streamlined to minimize the fear factor of unfamiliar ingredients and techniques, and home cooks are gently guided toward becoming comfortable cooking satisfying Chinese meals.


Author: Sunset Books
Genre: Cooking
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
ISBN: 0376027134
Book Pages: 96
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Prepare all recipes in either a skillet or a wok; recipes include preparation and cooking times, nutritional information, and step-by-step directions.