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Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge is #1 !?!!!

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I hardly ever check the Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge Amazon page. Imagine my amazement this morning when I opened it and discovered Sky has 180 reviews and it’s listed as the #1 Best Seller for Wok Cookery and for Chinese cooking. I’m sure by the time you read this the ranking will have dropped […]

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The luffa in Chinatown are still beautiful but they’re beginning to get big, a sure sign that summer is slipping away. It’s one of my favorite vegetables in stir-fries, braises, and soups. As the summer draws to a close the luffa becomes very fibrous. Soon they will be laid out in the sun to dry […]

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Spicy Dry-Fried Beef


Today’s Wok Wednesdays recipe is Spicy Dry-Fried Beef. It’s a very unique recipe because the meat is unmarinated and stir-fried longer than usual, until the beef flavor is concentrated and the texture of the meat is a little chewy. Most beef stir-fries take about 3 to 4 minutes to cook but the “extra” 4 minutes […]

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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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