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Wok On in the New Year!

As we close out 2012 and welcome in 2013 I want to thank everyone who has joined me in the Wok Wednesdays adventure. I have learned so much over these past months and have truly fallen in love with my wok and with stir-frying, as have you I hope. In the new year I am planning many more wok adventures as we continue to make our way through Stir Frying to the Sky’s Edge. Here’s a hint of whats in store:

  • Healthy stir frys! January is a time for resolutions, and we will focus on stir-frying as a healthy cooking choice. Check out the Recipe Schedule tab to see what we’ll be making, and stay tuned for tips and secrets to healthy stir-frying. Throughout the rest of the year we’ll focus on other themes like Chinese New Year, cooking with seasonal ingredients, and more.
  • Giveaways! We’ll start the year off with a bang, and throughout the year I’ll partner with amazing vendors (like Tane Chan of The Wok Shop) to offer great giveaways for all of you, my fellow wok-stars.
  • Community! This is perhaps the aspect of Wok Wednesdays I’ve enjoyed the most – getting to know all of you and learning alongside you. From the conversation on our Wok Wednesdays Facebook Group to the e-mails and tweets, I’ve loved every moment of our burgeoning Wok Society. There will be much more of that to come in 2013, I promise you!

Lastly, I would like to thank Grace Young, who from the moment I met here almost one year ago has been nothing but gracious and helpful. It started out with a chat at a bookstore in Chapel Hill (she diagnosed my sick wok and recommended a facial), to an idea for a stir-fry cooking group, to Wok Wednesdays. She embraced me zeal for stir-fries and let me run wild with her creation, and has been our Wok Guru throughout the whole experience. I cannot thank her enough – without her this group would not exist, and my idea of a great stir-fry would be the sesame chicken I get from my local Chinese takeout joint.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013! Keep on wokkin’!

– Matt

PS. If you’re just joining us and ready to start you own wok adventures, check out the About page and The Rules, and feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions –


December 26th – Choose Your Own Wok Adventure, Part II

We’re going to mix it up a bit for our second December recipe – because it falls on the 26th and many people will be busy with holiday celebrations, I thought it would be nice to have another Choose Your Own Wok Adventure. The concept is simple – you can choose any recipe you want from SFTTSE, give it a go, and tell us the results! Feel free to go back and retry an old recipe or forge ahead and try something brand new. The choice is yours!

This post will also serve as the Q&C and LYL post for next Wednesday, so leave any questions or comments about the recipe you’re interested in trying below and I’ll try to get them answered ASAP.

– Matt

(PS. If you find yourself just plain swamped you can take this opportunity to have a Wednesday off!)

LYL – Stir-fried Ginger Broccoli

I hope this week’s recipe was a breeze! Did you serve it as a main dish or a side? Leave a link below to your blog post and/or a comment with your thoughts on Stir-fried Ginger Broccoli!

Q&C – Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli

Our recipe this week is a fairly simple one – with the busy holidays we didn’t think attempting a complicated recipe would be a good idea! The stir-fried broccoli and ginger would make a great side dish (Grace suggests serving alongside roast chicken) or a quick lunch with a bowl of rice. Any questions or comments before you give it go?