Thanks for supporting an independent bookstore—offering informed, opinionated perspective since 1983.

Breath of a Wok

Breath of a Wok


Grace Young & Ala Richardson
Write a review
| Ask a question

Regular price $37.50

Unit price per 

This item is in stock and will ship promptly.
Wok hay (or the breath of a wok) is the prized taste detected by connoisseurs of wok cooking when the food has been properly prepared. Working award-winning photographer Alan Richardson, Grace Young creates a fascinating guide to the creation of wok hay and the techniques and sensibilities that underlie it. Wok cooking at its finest is so much more than a quick sauté and it depends on proper preparation and selection of ingredients, understanding of all the ways in which a wok can be used, and the selection and informed care of fine-quality wok itself. Drawing on lessons from renowned teachers and chefs, and offering recipes gleaned from and inspired by her travels in Hong Kong and China, Young makes it clear that a wok can be a tremendously versatile and rewarding tool, as well as a window into Chinese cultural attitudes toward food, both there and in the United States. Rewarding and fascinating. Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.
Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now