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The Wok, More Than Just a Stir Fryer

People tend to pigeonhole the wok as an instrument of stir frying. It seems to have been developed specifically for that use; that is the job it does to perfection. Yet this uniquely shaped cooking pot handles at least adequately: frying, deep frying, braising, stewing, boiling, smoking, steaming, and soup making, though it is not used as a rice cooker. Woks are always better over flames, whether fuelled by wood, coal or gas, and never a great match for the electric stove top.

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Why Pork is a Synonym for Meat in China

China consumes far more pork than any other country, and unsurprisingly has the largest pig population in the world (500 million head, says one source). While the sales growth of other types of meat is now faster, pork still accounts for 70 percent of all meat eaten. Pork so dominates the meat market that if a dish name includes the word meat … more


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