“Trying to flip quickly through this book is impossible. Nearly every page turn caught me up with something I had to read. Grace Young brings us the entire being of the wok. Yes, she’s a gifted recipe writer, hand holding through each step, so success comes pretty effortlessly. But the revelation with Grace goes further. The wok is probably the most underrated (and under priced) piece of equipment we have. Grace knows its life, its place not solely in China, but in the world. The wok is immediacy, tradition and maybe even an instrument of life force. Did I get carried away? Maybe, but that’s where Grace can take you. Follow her, you’ll love the trip.”
–Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of Public Radio’s national food show, The Splendid Table, from American Public Media

Stir Frying to the Sky’s Edge
The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories

“Lovers of good cookbooks wait for works that have a genuinely enthusiastic, personal voice beckoning them into the kitchen to cook. These aren’t the collections of other people’s visions and research that can pass for cookbooks these days. These are books inspired by the author’s passion, expressed in a voice that is the author’s alone. The Breath of a Wok Unlocking the Secrets of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore by Grace Young and Alan Richardson is such a book.”
–Madhur Jaffrey, Saveur

The Breath of a Wok
Unlocking the Spirit of Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore

“It’s so rare to come across a cookbook that I fall in love with at first sight. I heartily recommend The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen for its terrific recipes, intimate view of how Chinese Americans eat, and charming writing. The sections on yin-yang harmony and shopping like a sleuth are worth the price alone!”
Paula Wolfert, author of Mediterranean Grains and Greens

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen:
Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing

Photos above: Irene Khin Wong, Justin Guo, Tane Chan, Kian Lam Kho, Florence Lin, Wai Ching Wong