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

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

Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International CookingThe stir-fry is all things: refined, improvisational, adaptable, and inventive. It is the rare culinary practice that makes less seem like more, and by which small amounts of food feed many.For centuries the Chinese have carried their woks to all corners of the earth and re-created stir-fry dishes, us Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for International CookingThe stir-fry is all things: refined, improvisa...

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Title:Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories
Author:Grace Young
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:1416580573
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Feb 23, 2011
    Every recipe I have made from this book has been super delicious. Easy to follow and as long as you have all of the ingredients explained at the beginning of the book, you can cook hundreds of yummy things. I love my wok! ...
  • Mel
    Apr 20, 2013
    Grace's cookbooks are a beautiful compilation of food, recipes, and history. Her recipes in this book are fail-safe; I never made a good stirfry before I owned this book, and now mine are always great! Highly recommend. She is a wonderful writer, and a gracious person. ...
  • Laura
    Feb 14, 2012
    Heard her speak at the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference 2012 ...
  • Marilyn
    Mar 31, 2014
    Yum! Excellent pictures and really decent recipes. I need to buy a new wok so I will follow the author's sage advice on what to get. ...
  • Mimifoote
    Nov 25, 2014
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  • Valerie
    May 19, 2010
    All of the information about stir-frying, chinese immigrants adapting to new foods, and keeping their traditions alive while forging new ones was fascinating. I will wait on the final star until after I try some of the dishes. One that intrigues me involves stir-frying bagels...I'll ce...
  • Lauran
    Sep 01, 2011
    Only made two recipes so far, but both turned out better than my randomness. Easy directions and really good intro explanations about wok cooking. Now I just need a suitable wok. ...
  • Steven
    Mar 06, 2011
    Who reads cookbooks? Well, I do sometimes. I'm a reasonably good cook and I really enjoy good food. I lived in Taiwan for two years back in the mid '70s and I have been trying for 35 years to recreate the elusive flavors I remember. This book finally allowed me to do that. Grace Young ...
  • Cris
    Mar 19, 2018
    I picked this book up for technique instruction and potential recipes, not for the stories. Young seems to assume that readers have already committed themselves to fully embracing stir-frying with a wok and all that entails. I hadn't. I wanted to try some recipes because stir-frying...
  • Mariana
    May 07, 2015
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  • Maggie
    Jan 08, 2011
    This is an excellent cookbook. Every recipe I've tried from it so far has been easy to follow and has resulted in delicious, authentic meals. What I like best, though, is how thoroughly Young discusses all the basic ingredients of Chinese cooking, explains (in words and pictures) basic...
  • Shirley
    Jun 12, 2016
    Knowledge of equipment and dedication to stir fry cooking was amazing. A novice cook would become an expert with this book and if possible individual lessons from this author. ...
  • Viriam
    Feb 12, 2019
    Some of the best directions on wok cooking I have read. Large collection of varied stir fries from the east with notable outtakes and comments on skills and techniques. ...
  • Ryan
    Dec 21, 2010
    Another good "wok" book by Grace Young. This one contains a variety of wok recipes interlaced with personal stories about native Chinese who adapted their cooking as immigrants to countries around the world. Young is intrigued by the Chinese cooks' way of adapting stir-fry to local ing...
  • Łukasz Badura
    Jun 20, 2018
    I learned a few things to improve my stir-frying skills, liked the stories behind recipes. I was hoping for more vegan/ vegetarian recipes though. ...
  • Julia
    Feb 07, 2011
    Brought my Chinese cooking up a whole notch. Husband would rather eat this than eat out. ...
  • Shaima
    Aug 28, 2011
    This is the book that is teaching me to stir-fry. So far, it's been great, with lots of tips about seasoning the wok and prepping meats and vegetables the proper way. I wish I hadn't purchased the Kindle version, though, because I'm not finding the ebook cookbook experience very satisf...
  • Dan Jones
    Jul 16, 2011
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  • Rob Weaver
    Jan 15, 2015
    Excellent book on stir frying. ...
  • Maria
    Mar 08, 2015
    ok ...
  • Karen Ellington
    Jan 05, 2012
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  • Seal
    Sep 30, 2014
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  • Doris
    Oct 01, 2014
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  • Anthony
    May 10, 2016
    Mostly skimmed through the recipes. The book is a great primer on cooking with a wok - it explains the different types of woks, how to season and maintain a wok, and the general process behind stir frying. The recipes seem to have a Cantonese/Chinese-American influence (disappointing t...
  • Leslie Ziesing
    Jun 19, 2015
    Good recipes, ingredients are easy to fins. ...
  • Kate Cubitt
    Oct 31, 2016
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  • Cecilia Adame
    Sep 16, 2014
    I love this cookbook and recommend highly to anyone who is interested in learning how to make anything stir fried. I initially bought this book because my local Chinese cafe closed and I really liked their chow mein so I decided to buy a cookbook to learn about the spices to use. I had...
  • John Beverley
    Nov 01, 2014
    If you want to make authentic Chinese stir fry, this is your book. A few caveats: stir fryer and high BTU heat source are critical (doesn't work well with electrics or non-sticks), must use fresh ingredients from real ethnic markets, sauces and cooking wines make for very salty end res...
  • Eric
    May 21, 2015
    Grace Young's cook books are always good. I learned Chinese cooking from Grace Young's The Breath of a Wok: Breath of a Wok. My family doesn't leave any leftovers when I cook one of Young's recipes. This book, Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge, is just what it advertises. It is an in-de...
  • DK Simoneau
    Dec 31, 2014
    I went on a stir-fry kick awhile back, and this was THE book that made it last for so long. Everything we tried came out wonderful. Well written, well documented with steps and picture. A Great great cookbook on stir-fry for sure! Had to buy two copies so at my partner's house we could...