Not only is Gok Wan one of the UK's top fashion stylists, but he can cook too! Gok's fantastic new book, Gok Cooks Chinese, contains 80 personal and family recipes, which are not only delicious and healthy but incredibly simple to make. His love and passion for Chinese food and cooking techniques shine through from every page. From his unique perspective he gives us his peNot only is Gok Wan one of the UK's top fashion stylists, but he can cook too! Gok's fantastic new book, Gok Cooks Chinese, contains 80 personal and family recipes, which are not only delicious and healthy but incredibly simple to make. His love and passion for Chinese food and cooking techniques shine through from every page. From his unique perspective he gives us his personal and modern take on the Chinese food that he grew up eating, drawing on his Chinese heritage to give us a different angle on how to eat - for Gok, it's all about sitting down, tucking into fantastic food that is fuss-free and relaxed. Gok's food is about balance, health, flavour and fun. From his absolute favourite recipe for Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup (which he calls 'happiness in a bowl') to Perfect Fried Rice or classics like his dad's Honey-glazed Char Siu Pork, through chapters on Dim Sum, Street Food, One Pot Wonders and Feasting, you will find recipes for all occasions and moods, whether entertaining friends or enjoying a meal at home by yourself. Above all, Gok Wan will demystify Chinese ingredients and equipment. Gok Cooks Chinese shows us how easy it is to shop and cook just like him. Thanks to the overwhelming success of his Channel 4 series, How To Look Good Naked, acclaimed fashion stylist and on-screen consultant, Gok Wan, is now an institution on our screens. Not only has Gok appeared in a further six series, he has also hosted three of Gok's Fashion Fix and the follow-on, Gok's Clothes Roadshow, is into its second series. Gok has also made a moving documentary on child obesity, Too Fat Too Young, and explored the modern day issues our teenagers are facing in Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth. He has written four books, including his bestselling autobiography, Through Thick and Thin. His women's wear collection for Sainsbury's broke UK sales records upon its release in October 2011, allowing women up and down the country to fulfill their dreams and get well and truly Gok'd!...
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Gok Cooks Chinese Reviews
Gok Wan is a fashion stylist who came to fame on British television with the series "How To Look Good Naked". Here is a tie-in book for a further British television series that follows Gok's other passion: Chinese Cooking.Now, perhaps Gok Wan has had a bit of a head start as he grew up with a Chinese restauranteur and chef for a father and was inevitably dragooned into helping within the family business. This book guides the reader to making 80 quick and healthy Chinese dishes from Gok Wan's own personal and family recipe collection. This reviewer has not seen the television series, so the book is having to speak for itself. It starts with a menu (the index) that is laid out in the style of a Chinese take-away leaflet that is so synonymous with Chinese food and Chinese take-aways for many Britons. After a bit of a personal story where Gok Wan shares his passion and inspiration to the reader, it is straight on to an overview about ingredients and their essentiality to Chinese cooking. Despite covering much of the same ground as many other 'how to' Chinese cookery books, somehow the author manages to make the information more accessible, in your face and thus more likely to sink into the old grey matter.Time to get cooking! The first chapter is 'Chinese Takeaway Classics" and many of these have a somewhat special resonance to this reviewer, being a child of the 70's where fried rice or 'Chinese Chips' seemed to have a bit of an exotic aurora about them. Gok Wan has, however, eschewed the made-for-Westerners gloopy takeaway dishes and instead used his own healthier, tastier, more authentic equivalents. They sure look good and the high-quality photographs soon have you salivating. (The 'artistic' shots of Gok Wan, every so often, tasting a dish or prancing about don't have a specific effect to this reviewer, however!).The other chapters - Chinese Sunday Roast: Dim Sum; Favourite Family Wan Dishes; Chinese Classics; Street Food; Feasting; One-Pot Wonders and finally Modern Dishes keep on delivering recipes like a machine gun delivers deadly bullets. Each recipe is well laid-out, contains detailed, explanatory instructions and even gives (hurrah!) an estimated preparation and cooking time to boot. This was a pleasurable, unpretentious book that gives the total beginner (and the more experienced gastronome) many interesting recipes and a wonderful springboard to experiment further and try more adventurous recipes. This reviewer was initially concerned that it would be a case of 'style over substance' being a TV tie-in with a Fashionista but these concerns were soon blown away. Apart from the odd 'artistic' picture, the book is incredibly down-to-earth and just focusses on the main job in hand. Something many other books could do worse than emulate in fact.Gok Cooks Chinese, written by Gok Wan and published by Penguin Books. ISBN 9780718159511, 238 pages. Typical price: GBP20. YYYYY.// This review appeared in YUM.fi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUM.fi. YUM.fi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink, as presented through the humble book. Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else (in the language of your choice) YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. //
This book is great and it encourages you to cook your own chinese meals. He knows what he is talking about as he was brought up by a father who had a fabulous chinese Restaurant. Easy to follow and soon you will be on your way to cooking healthy Chinese food instead of going to the takeaway.
Love reading this. Still need to cook from it
Fantastic and inspiring.I love the way he writes about food and his family.Cant wait to start cooking.
Nom. That is all.
Awesome book. Very easy recipes that taste wonderful!