About Grace Young

Grace Young

Grace Young grew up in San Francisco surrounded by Chinese traditions, including authentic Cantonese dishes prepared by her parents. After working as a test kitchen director for many years, she developed a yearning to reconnect with the tastes of her childhood and cajoled her parents into teaching her. This blossomed into her first cookbook, The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, which won the IACP Le Cordon Bleu Best International Cookbook Award. She's also the author of four other cookbooks and has contributed articles on Chinese cooking to GourmetBon AppetitEating Well, and Saveur. Follow Grace Young on Google+.

Popcorn in a Wok Recipe

Wokcorn, AKA Perfect Popcorn

There’s popcorn, and then there’s wokcorn. The slope and size of a wok give the kernels ample room to do their thing.

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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

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Chinese New Year God

In Search of Kitchen Blessing

Grace Young divulges a tipsy Chinese New Year Tradition that she has no intention of changing.

Chicken with Sichuan Peppercorns Recipe

Chicken Stir Fry with Sichuan Peppercorns

Wok this way to a stir-fry of chicken, ginger, and chile peppers enveloped in an aromatic, velvety, mildly spiced Sichuan-style sauce.

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Rice Noodles with Mushrooms and Ham Recipe

Mama’s Noodles with Mushrooms and Ham

These Cantonese noodles stir-fried with shiitakes, soy sauce, and sesame oil are umami at its weeknight best.

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Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs Recipe

Walter Kei’s Sweet and Sour Spareribs

For this Chinese recipe, tender baby back pork ribs are marinated in a spiky rice wine-soy sauce brew, seared, then braised slow and long until tender.

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Good Fortune Sweet and Sour Spareribs

A Chinese New Year’s classic, these pork spareribs portend abundance in more ways than one.

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