Category Archives: cast iron wok

Shanti Christensen’s Book Giveaway and Umami Kale (updated)

Book Giveaway details below, ends tonight Sunday, April 16: 12am ET, good luck!  If you crave real home cooked Chinese food, you can win Shanti Christensen’s book, “Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China!” (see details below!) It’s a MUST.  Shanti’s quest to learn authentic Chinese cooking led her into 40…



Wok Charred Brussels Sprouts from Chris Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine

Wok Charred Brussels Sprouts will turn Brussels Sprouts haters into LOVING them and vegetable eaters into die hard Brussels Sprout addicts!  They have 3 qualities I always talk about: flavor, texture, color in that order. Wok Charring is a fail proof technique that’s quick and easy and will get you perfect results every time. Wok…



Easy Dinner: Grilled Duck, Stir Fry Brussels Sprouts

This easy weeknight dinner idea involves a little cheating and ghee.  Duck may seem a rather opulent weeknight dinner but it’s really not. Grilling duck while stir frying brussels sprouts will get your dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes AND you’ll be showered with loads of compliments!  At least, that’s what happens…



How to clean crust and restore cast iron wok

Never fear if a little crust forms when cooking in your cast iron wok! Sometimes, when you use fermented ingredients like tamari or high sugar content like onions, they can form a little crust. If you don’t scrub off properly, 3 things happen:  the crust prevents heat getting to your food  the crust makes your…



Cast Iron Wok Is Key To Success!

I love weekends when hubby is the Wok Star and his wok of choice is my cast iron wok! He refuses to use anything else after his experience with a friend’s flat bottom carbon steel wok on their residential gas stove during a hurricane.   He ended up  literally throwing his hands in the air…



7 Reasons for using a Cast Iron Wok!

The most rewarding part of giving cooking classes and marketing my Wok Star Kit is hearing success stories! And every time this happens, I’m thankful to my mother who introduced me to using a cast iron wok. When I started teaching, I bought every ‘wok’ I could find to make sure I knew what was…