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Stir-Fried Watermelon

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I hate wasting food. Like a good Chinese daughter I eat every grain of rice and I never toss leftovers. But when I discovered cooks in China stir-fry watermelon, even I was surprised. In researching “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge” I interviewed home cook Beverly Low to get her famous recipe for stir-fried fuzzy melon […]

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Wok Wednesdays tee-shirts


Hey Wokkers! Are you tired of wokking and walking in dreary aprons and stained shirts and blouses with peter pan collars? To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Wok Wednesdays we have a limited edition special WOK WEDNESDAYS all cotton tee shirt designed by my friend Linda Franklin, illustrator and author of books on kitchen antiques. […]

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Fuzzy Melon


Chinatown in New York City has gorgeous fuzzy melons. Today, on Mott Street between Grand and Hester I spotted several outdoor vegetable stands featuring them. You can buy fuzzy melon throughout the year but it’s only in the summer months that you’ll actually see melons with the white, prickly hairs a sign that they’ve just […]

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Stir-Fry Guru spring videos


When you watch the latest Stir-Fry Guru videos you’d never imagine how crazy it is in my apartment as we’re filming. The living room is packed full of equipment, and on this shoot there were sirens blaring on the street and snow being shoveled. By the time we were done everything was restored to […]

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Electric vs Stove Top Wok

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If you were wondering whether you should buy an electric wok or a traditional wok check out Bill Daley’s piece in today’s Chicago Tribune, “The Daley Question:” Which Wok Stovetop or Electric? I was happy to sound off on the virtues and merits of the carbon-steel wok. And here’s visual proof: this photo shows you […]

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