I Love My Wok Cookbook Review

I Love My Wok Cookbook Review

Title: I Love My Wok: More Than 100 Fresh, Fast and Healthy Recipes
Author: Nicola Graimes
Published: August 15, 2017, Nourish
No. of Pages: 176
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

Award winning cookbook author, Nicola Graimes, in her excellent cookbook, I Love My Wok: More Than 100 Fresh, Fast and Healthy Recipes, shows how the wok is one of the most versatile and important pieces of equipment in the kitchen. She not only instructs how to use it in innovative ways, but presents mouthwatering recipes from all over the world (mostly Asian countries) that most cooks will be unable to resist. Her recipes include succinct and easy-to-follow instructions, that will make every cook, from beginners to advanced, an expert in using a wok, and also very popular with family and friends as they taste the incredible dishes.

Graimes is not out to intimidate (as some cookbook authors do) with the recipes she includes in this book; rather, she presents her recipes in the simplest form so that they are doable by everyone. The pictures (alas, there isn’t a picture of every recipe) are mouthwatering, and make it difficult to choose what to make for dinner tonight.

The most important aspect is, of course, that the recipes turn out picture perfect. The Filipino Turkey in Peanut Sauce has already become a favorite, as well as the Prawn and Coconut Pilaf, and the Indonesian Fried Rice. The Hoisin Beef Stir-Fry has minimal ingredients (ones that are already in most refrigerators) and is very easy to make; it’s yummy, too. There are mouthwatering soups, innovative salads, and fabulous seafood dishes. The book includes a section of vegetarian dishes that everyone - vegetarians and non-vegetarians – will love. The only thing missing is desserts, which probably aren’t generally made in the wok.

I have over two dozen wok cookbooks in my personal collection, and I Love My Wok: More Than 100 Fresh, Fast and Healthy Recipes is, hands down, the best of them. It’s also nice that Graimes has made the recipes fairly healthy (there isn’t an abundance of fat, sugar, or other additives that aren’t necessary – she adds only enough to make the dishes taste good) – a real bonus for those of us who want to keep our families healthy.

This is definitely the wok cookbook of the year and is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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