Chelsea and I love to cook at home, especially Asian cuisine, and I find the flavor, texture, and spice of a lot of the dishes to be simply irresistible. Chelsea has been a long-time reader of the food blog The Woks Of Life, and introduced me to it when we first met. After a couple of minutes spent poking around on the website and exploring it’s recipe index, I feel in love. The website, described as a “culinary genealogy,” is a beautiful collection of stunning food photography and warming recipes that help keep a family that is spread apart by thousands of miles, together. Each time I visit the page, I feel excited at the prospect of cooking something they share in the comfort of my own kitchen. Here’s some more information about the founders of the site.
Bill, Judy, Sarah, and Kaitlin Leung are the cooks behind The Woks of Life. After her parents, Bill and Judy, moved to China in 2012, a 22-year-old Sarah Leung started the blog as a way for them to record old family recipes—and for her and her sister Kaitlin to share their crazy stateside kitchen experiments. For the past two years, the entire family has been using The Woks of Life as a platform to communicate, tell stories, and share food across distances.
Chelsea and I have tried a good deal of recipes on the site, and every attempt has yielded delicious results. As advocates of cooking a majority of what you eat at home, its food blogs like this one that make cooking your own meals so incredibly tempting (and easy), compared to eating out.
I reached out to Sarah Leung (daughter and the older sister) from The Woks Of Life, and we compiled a list of five amazing (but not too difficult) recipes — perfect for any novice home cook who is looking to create satisfying and delicious meals in the comfort of their own kitchen. Check out our list below!
- How To Eat With A Bunch Of Chinese People
- Chinese Ingredients Glossary
- Navigating a Chinese Grocery Store
- How To Use Chopsticks
- Demystifying Tofu