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A Quick Post--A favorite cooking site

I just love this site:

Do you like Chinese or Asian food? Tried to make stuff at home that just didn't have that flavor you remembered? A couple of years ago, I discovered  The Woks Of Life and joined their e-mail list. This family specializes in Chinese food and the recipes that I have tried are great.

Recipes come in many varieties like home-style, restaurant-style, easy, more complex, simple. It is a treasure trove of information about Chinese and Asian food that you might want to check out if you wish to cook Chinese or visit your local (or not so local) Chinese market.

Try these links for their fun and informative compendiums of information on cooking methods and "how to" info, Chinese cooking tools, Chinese ingredient glossary (especially nice!), Cooking Methods Used in Chinese Cuisine, and Navigating a Chinese Grocery Store (essential for recreational shopping! )

Thank you to
There are instructions on how to use chopsticks and an informative, humorous article about cultural/etiquette concerns in "How to Eat With A Bunch of Chinese People".

The most current recipe I have tried from Woks of Life was Easy Curry Beef Bowls. It was tasty and easy; a nice way to use ground beef differently.

Take a look at The Woks Of Life. I highly recommend it.


Posted on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM


Definately, Americanized recipes from a background in Chinese-American take-out restaurants.  
"Fusion Confusion" is how a culinary mentor described it.  
Asian food conforming to American ideas about tastes and preferences.  
Pho soup with fennel and cardamon? Both foreign ingredients in a Vietnamese kitchen.  
General Tsao's chicken? A dish unknown in China, as is Kung Pao, and a dozen others.  
This may be a source for Americanized take-out style food recpies bit isn't a site for culturally authentic food.

Posted by Darrell Fluman on August 16, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Jeeze Darrell, did I mention authentic? :-)  
And there are plenty of Americanized Chinese recipe, but lots of others too! :-)

Posted by Lauria Watts on August 16, 2019 at 6:43 PM

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