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Uncle Sherman the Wok Master

The black and white image is taken by Alan Richardson for "The Breath of a Wok." The color image was taken in 2015 by John Wong

This month, Wok Wednesdays is stir-frying Uncle Sherman’s Home-Style Chicken and Vegetables and Chef Susanna Foo’s Tofu, Eggplant, Mushrooms, and Sun Dried Tomatoes from The Breath of a Wok. The last time I saw Uncle Sherman and Auntie Frances in San Francisco, they were going strong. Uncle Sherman is about to turn 90 and Auntie Frances is 85. Auntie Frances told me recently, “He’s still cooking. We believe it’s important to keep moving and to keep busy. When we were first married, Uncle Sherman would come home from work, go straight into the kitchen, and change the ingredients I had Read More …

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Margaret Mead and Me


Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History. To shine a light on Margaret Mead’s legacy of boldness, humanity and innovation, the museum is honoring 40 women from diverse backgrounds and inviting them to take part in the celebration. Two months ago, when I received the invitation to be one of the “40 for 40,” I read and re-read the letter several times in total disbelief. “Your gift of transporting us into other worlds and cultures through your inspiring culinary and cultural leadership leads us to make this request.” This Read More …

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The Art of Stir-Frying #GiveawayCraftsy


As part of our pre-“The Breath of a Wok” warmup, I am giving away my Craftsy “The Art of Stir-Frying“online cooking class (valued at $44.99) to two lucky winners. Nearly 9,000 students have taken my Craftsy class. It currently has 155 five star reviews. If you’ve already taken the class you can give it as a gift. And because it’s online you can enjoy lifetime access to the class. Here are a few reviews: –“Grace Young is a born teacher…which is a rare and wonderful thing. I have purchased about 20 Craftsy cooking and baking classes, but this is the first where Read More …

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Why do I love my wok?


Our #GiveawayBreath contest to celebrate the start of Wok Wednesdays shifting to “The Breath of a Wok” ended September 5th. To enter the contest you had to answer the following question: “Why do I love my wok?” We received over 50 submissions. The quality of the entries was impressive with numerous members that deserved to win. It was so difficult to choose 2 winners. In the end I selected 9 finalists and picked the 2 winning names randomly. I’m sorry I only have 2 autographed copies of “The Breath of a Wok” to giveaway. The winners are: Charleen Chu and Karen Read More …

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Beef and Broccoli


It’s a momentous day for Wok Wednesdays. After 4 1/2 years, we’ve stir-fried our way through over 100 recipes from “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge.” Today is the very last recipe, Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli. Wok Wednesdays began with an invitation from my friend Nancie McDermott for me to come to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to do a book talk at Flyleaf Books. One evening in the spring of 2012, I remember scanning the room at Flyleaf and feeling a little disappointed that there weren’t more people in attendance. That’s when Matt Lardie came up to me and asked if Read More …

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    Museum of Chinese in America
    New York City
    Grace is a featured chef in "Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy"

    Elizabeth Street Garden
    New York City
    Stir-Fry Demo
    Sun, Oct 23, 2016, 1PM

    92nd Street Y
    New York City
    "Chow Chop Suey"
    Wed, Nov 30, 2016, 7PM
    Grace interviews author Anne Mendelson

    Museum of Food and Drink
    Brooklyn, NY
    "CHOW The Making of Chinese American Cuisine"
    Thurs, Feb 2, 2017
    Talk and Cooking Demo

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