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Grace Young

  • How to Cook in a Wok

    The Wonder of a Wok

    The key to making the best stir-fry is using the right pan. Wok guru Grace Young explains how this kitchen essential works its culinary magic.

  • Farmer's Market Stir Fry

    Farmers’ Market Spicy Vegetable Stir-Fry

    When you stir-fry with seasonal vegetables, there’s not much you need to add to the pan. High heat and quick cooking accentuate the flavors and textures of the veggies. Feel…

  • Kung Pao Chicken

    Kung Pao Chicken

    Sichuan peppercorns give this dish a distinct citrusy aroma and earthy flavor. In this stir-fry, I like to use Big Red Pao or Hanyuan Sichuan Pepper.

  • Sweet and Sour Pork

    Sweet and Sour Pork with Fresh Pineapple

    Every stir-fry should be served immediately, but it’s even more important when the stir-fry contains fresh pineapple. The fruit adds sweetness and tropical flavor, but it contains bromelain, an enzyme…

  • Stir-Fried Garlic Shrimp

    Stir-Fried Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes and Basil

    The Italian flavors of this stir-fry prove that a wok isn't just for Chinese cooking. It’s essential to pat the shrimp dry with paper towels before cooking. Any excess moisture…

  • Recipe

    Yangchow Fried Rice

    Yangchow fried rice is one of the classic dishes served at a Chinese banquet, customarily toward the end of the meal. The dish originated in eastern China, in Yangchow, but…

  • Recipe

    Stir-Fried Chili Scallops with Baby Bok Choy

    This is a simple, elegant stir-fry, perfect for entertaining. Scallops have a delicate flavor that is complemented by strong seasonings; in this recipe chili bean sauce, ginger, and garlic bring…

  • Recipe

    Classic Dry-Fried Pepper and Salt Shrimp

    There are many versions of this beloved dry stir-fry. The absence of liquid in the stir-fry allows you to experience a concentrated shrimp flavor accented by garlic, ginger, chilies, and…

  • How-To

    Four Ways to Cook in Your Wok

    A wok is good for so much more than stir-frying. Learn how to use this versatile pan to smoke, steam, and deep-fry, too.

  • Recipe

    Stir-Fried Chili Beef with Bell Peppers and Snow Peas

    This spicy dish gets its deep, nuanced flavor from Asian hot bean sauce, which contains soybeans in addition to chiles. It’s a rich, complex flavor worth seeking out, but if…


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