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Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone and we are plugging our way through “The Breath of a Wok”! We’ve got a bunch of fun recipes coming up, and we actually went ahead and scheduled recipes through June. If you’re the kind of person who likes to work ahead, then check out the recipe schedule.

January brings the Chinese New Year on January 25th and this year is the Year of the Rat. To celebrate we’ll be cooking Virginia Yee’s Moo Shoo Pork with Mandarin Pancakes (page 84).

Don’t forget to join in all the fun on our Facebook page – that’s where you can share your photos, ask questions, and get tips.

Cheers to another year of stir-fry fun!

August 2019 Recipes

Another month, another pair of delicious recipes! We’ve got one thats a bit more challenging and one that is always a crowd pleaser!

  • Danny Chan’s Ginger and Scallion Crabs, p. 184
  • Kung Pao Chicken, p. 74

The key to the Ginger and Scallion Crabs are fresh blue crabs, which can be difficult to find if you don’t live near a coastal area. Feel free to substitute other fresh crab as you can find it (eg. Dungeness), but we definitely recommend staying away from previously-frozen crab.

As always, join in the conversation, post your photos, and enter the monthly giveaway on our Facebook page.

July 2019 Recipes

Holy moly its already July! Hope you’re beating the heat and not melting like those of us living in the Southern US, but either way summer is one of the best times to fire up your wok.

This month we’re making:

  • Shrimp and Pine Nuts Shang Palace, p. 114
  • Mama’s Noodles with Mushrooms and Ham, p. 123

We’ve also got a great giveaway donated by one of our very own Wok Wednesdays members Jason Wong, owner of HCS Food Co. He’s donated TWO jars of delicious Chili Oil Sauce that will go to two lucky WW members at the end of the month.

Make sure to join the Facebook group to enter the contest, join in the discussion, and share your photos!

June 2019 Recipes & Giveaway

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year already! Time flies faster than a stir-fry these days.

This month we’re making:

  • Walter Kei’s Roasted Sesame Spinach, p. 196
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken, p. 76

Additionally this month we have two fantastic giveaways thanks to the folks at Melissa’s Produce – one pound of fresh lychees for one winner and one pound of fresh rambutan for another winner! Think of the possibilities with all that exotic fruit!

To enter the giveaways and join in on all the fun conversation make sure to join our Facebook page.

May 2019 Recipe Schedule

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May is here, but we’re still going to bask in some springtime glory before we commit to summer. Accordingly, we’ve got another asparagus recipe this month, because when fresh asparagus shows up in the spring you’ve got to take advantage of it! This month’s recipes are:

  • Che Chung Ng’s Scallops with Asparagus, p. 115
  • Ming Tsai’s Mandarin Fried Rice, p. 121

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March 2019 Recipes

Another month gone, which means another two recipes for us to try out! We’re sticking with a “rib” theme again in March, because who doesn’t love ribs!?

  • Walter Kei’s Sweet and Sour Spareribs, p. 188
  • Stir-Fried Bok Choy, p. 138

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February 2019 Recipe Schedule

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s time to usher in the Year of the Pig with two delicious new recipes. This month we’re cooking:

  • Virginia Yee’s Beef Short Ribs with Scallions, p. 187
  • Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts and Scallions, p. 146

As always you can join in the fun, the discussions, and the giveaways in our Facebook group!