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 Cooking
The 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...more
This book, Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge, is just what it advertises. It is an in-depth, exhaustive treatise on stir-frying. If there is anything to be said about stir-frying, this book says it, and it leaves nothing out.
If you're only going to buy one of Young's books, I recommend The Breath of a Wok ...more
Between this book and "Breath of a Wok" also by Grace Young I l ...more
The recipes are fabulous, but the greatest value of this book for me (besides the revelatio ...more
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 satisfying.
I've finished the book and the 5 recipes I've followed have turned out well. I've had only decent luck using recipes as inspiration. The book's organization works fairly well as an instructional manual, but n ...more
I've tried out the recipes for fried rice and broccoli beef (rookie recipes according to Young) and they were a big hit at our house.