Life Archives - The Woks of Life a culinary genealogy Thu, 25 May 2023 16:42:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Life Archives - The Woks of Life 32 32 40 Unique Memorial Day Recipes Tue, 23 May 2023 04:01:00 +0000 "Char Siu" Grilled Chicken, by thewoksoflife.comMemorial Day BBQs have always been events at our house to look forward to––sunshine, spring temperatures, the smell of fresh cut grass, and yes, delicious food! Check out this list of unique Memorial Day recipes to shake up your kitchen and/or grill this year and serve something different alongside (or in lieu of?) burgers and ... View Post ]]> 32 How to Grow Chinese Vegetables Sat, 06 May 2023 13:08:00 +0000 vegetable gardenAfter its launch last year, we’re bringing back our How to Grow Chinese Vegetables series! (If you’d like to check out previous posts, head to our Garden/Farm How-To section!) Each month, we’ll publish a comprehensive growing guide for a different crop, including traditional growing knowledge, recipes using the ingredient, how to deal with common challenges, ... View Post ]]> 108 The Woks of LIfe Cookbook Nominated for a James Beard Award(!!!) Thu, 27 Apr 2023 17:40:58 +0000 James Beard Media Award Nominee BannerIn yet another pinch-me moment surrounding our cookbook (First pinch-me moment: the book we’ve worked on for years gets published. Second: getting amazing feedback from some of our favorite creators. See: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Andrew Zimmern, and so many others! Third: hitting the New York Times Bestseller list!), we found ... View Post ]]> 222 Our West Coast Cookbook Tour! Wed, 25 Jan 2023 05:01:00 +0000 The Woks of Life West Coast Cookbook Tour DatesHi everyone, to kick off the Year of the Rabbit, we’re headed west! You asked, and we answered. After the first leg of our book tour, Sarah and I will be coming to Seattle, L.A., and the Bay Area from February 7-11 for cookbook talks and signings!!! The Woks of Life west coast events schedule ... View Post ]]> 37 When is Chinese New Year 2023? Fri, 13 Jan 2023 05:01:00 +0000 12 Chinese zodiac signsChinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year (to be more inclusive of other cultures that celebrate the holiday) or Spring Festival (春节 – chūnjié), is just around the corner. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 22, 2023, beginning the Year of the Rabbit. To start the year off right, it’s always ... View Post ]]> 3 Cookbook Behind the Scenes + Call for Reviews! Sun, 04 Dec 2022 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah and Kaitlin shooting recipeIn this cookbook behind the scenes post, we share a look behind the curtain, from the messy reality behind each beautiful food picture in the book, to our fun lifestyle shoot with Christine Han! Cookbook Excitement! Our cookbook, The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know & Love from a Chinese American Family, has been on ... View Post ]]> 61 Fall Garden Tour 2022 Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:01:00 +0000 TWOL Fall Garden Tour 2022The year has come full circle here at The Woks of Life HQ. It was around late September of last year that we packed up our old home and moved into an 18th Century farmhouse—nearly getting crushed under a wall of kitchenware-filled moving boxes in the process! One year in, and we’ve now seen the ... View Post ]]> 44 Two Days in Oxford Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000 Bridge of Sighs at Oxford UniversityIt’s Kaitlin—I’m back with another adventure! Oxford is a beautiful city full of history and charm. Here’s a look at what we did during a quick two days in Oxford—during my trip to London. As promised in my review of a recent trip to London, Oxford is Part 2, with Part 3—the Harry Potter Studio ... View Post ]]> 33 The Woks of Life Guide to Manhattan Chinatown Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:16:51 +0000 Sarah and Judy eating in ChinatownToday, we’re talking about a topic near and dear to our hearts: Chinatown. For generations of our family, the Chinatowns of New York City were a refuge—a place where cherished ingredients could be found, where family has gathered for weddings, birthdays, and babies’ first month celebrations, and where each visit is always intertwined with tradition. ... View Post ]]> 80 25 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:38:00 +0000 Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Stovetop Stuffing, by thewoksoflife.comWith Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, we’re rounding up ALL of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes on the blog. Every year we try to update this post with new musings and recipes, so even if you are a longtime reader, read on! Thanksgiving: the super bowl of the food world Thanksgiving has become the ... View Post ]]> 110