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August Recipe Schedule

We’re wokking our way through the summer! This August we have two great recipes that really take advantage of the abundance of fresh summer produce.

  • Helen Chen’s Pork and Cucumber p83
  • Liang Nian Xiu’s Moon Hill Corn and Beans p132

The recipe schedule has also been updated through the end of the year, so if you’re itching to get a head start on some wonderful stir-fries, have at it!

Happy Wokking!!

– Matt

July Recipe Schedule

Happy July! Hard to believe that the year is going by so fast, but we’ve got another couple of recipes lined up for this month:

  • Danny Chan’s Crabs with Black Bean Sauce, p. 110
  • Spicy Garlic Eggplant, p. 144

As always, follow along with the discussion on our Facebook page, share your photos, and keep an eye out for great giveaways!

May Recipe Schedule & Giveaway

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Happy May! Hope everyone is ready to stir-fry their way into the warmer weather! Here are our two recipes for this month:

  • Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Water Chestnuts, p. 135
  • Fried Rice with Ham, Egg, and Scallions, p. 120

This month’s giveaway is something special – a selection of delicious Ataulfo mangoes, sent to you just in time for June’s Mango Chicken recipe! You can find out how to enter the giveaway, participate in our discussions, share your photos, and more all over on our Facebook page.

You can see the current recipe schedule here.

April Recipes

Spring has sprung, and here at Wok Wednesdays we’re getting ready to move into some of the lighter, more seasonally-appropriate stir-fries. April’s recipes from The Breath of the Wok are:

  • Auntie Lil’s Stir-Fried Lotus Root with Chinese Bacon, p. 147
  • Cousin Doreen’s Braised Spareribs and Asparagus, p. 174

You should be able to find lotus root and Chinese bacon at most Asian grocery stores, or online from specialty food retailers. If you can’t find fresh lotus root however, don’t substitute for frozen.

As always, check out our Facebook Page to join in the conversation and see what April’s giveaway will be!

March Recipes

We’re at month three of cooking our way through The Breath of a Wok and as we enter spring and summer the recipes have been chosen to take advantage of seasonal availability. Here is what’s on the agenda for March:

  • One Wok Curry Chicken, p. 184
  • Stir-Fried Watercress, p. 138

You can visit the Recipe Schedule Page to see what’s coming up too, we’ve got recipes scheduled through July.

As always, join us on our Facebook page for photos, conversation, and other wokerrific fun!

February Schedule

Happy February WWers! Here is what’s on our docket this month:

  • Stir-Fried Pork with Scallions, p. 81
  • Uncle Lang’s Three Teacup Chicken, p. 183

As always, don’t forget to join in the discussion on our Facebook page.

Happy wokking!

January Schedule & Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is coming up on January 28th and to celebrate we’ll be cooking two auspicious recipes from The Breath of the Wok:

  • Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce, p. 139
  • Lee Wan Chang’s Stir-Fried Clams in Bean Sauce with Red Chilies, p. 104

Make sure you have joined our Facebook group to learn more about what these dishes mean for the new year and to enter some fabulous giveaways!

Happy Year of the Rooster!