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Ordered My Wokking Gear - Breath of a Wok or Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge or both.

Ordered a spider for my xl the lump reducing ring and a 20 inch carbon steel wok, thanks for the inspiration guys, looking forward to some quick, healthy tasty cooking.  

I know some of you have the book breath of a wok, and really recommend it, but do any of you have the newer publication - stir frying to the sky's edge, I guess what I need to know is do I need both titles or will one suffice.

Cheers


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  • I have both books.  Both are chock full of recipes.  Probably 80% of Stir Frying to the sky's Edge is recipes, the rest is techniques and typical ingredients.

    Breath of a Wok is more geared to selecting your wok, seasoning it, achieving wok hai, etc.  But, about half is recipes also.

    In practice, I get most of my recipes off the internet, although I'm glad I got both books when I was starting out.  Back then, I really didn't have anybody to talk to about stir frying, so I needed the books.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,090
    I haven't ordered mine personally, but I have had ordered the wok and the ring stand from ceramic grill works as Christmas presents. 

    After watching Village Idiots video I was pretty sold on it, looks fun, and my wife and I already do stir fry quite a bit.  I can't wait to get started.
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Thanks for the input guys, I will see if I can find that video from the master wokker.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,907
    "Breath of a Wok" is very educational and full of great recipes.  VI is right on.

    Here are some thoughts one Wokking:
    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1277637&catid=1
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Thanks Richard,

    Does anyone have the link to VLs wok video I can't find it anywhere.

    Cheers.
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Sorry I mean't  VI's video

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    Here's the link.


    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • I wish I had been sober when I made that video.   b-(
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Great. Gonna have to try that one
  • I wish I had been sober when I made that video.   b-(

    What are the odds? :D

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,090
    I wish I had been sober when I made that video.   b-(
    haha when you called the scallions scallops I was like... ? lol!
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    I wish I had been sober when I made that video.   b-(

    Awesome video. Cant ever remember being sober when the Egg is lit
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    BOWHUNR said:
    Here's the link.


    Mike
    Thanks Mike,

    Got my 20" wok yesterday, just waiting for the spider and lump reducing ring.  Have any of you seasoned your wok on the egg, this is a carbon steel wok and it recommends seasoning it for four hours in the oven, problem is I don't want to stink up my house with the smell of oil.

    Right I am going to watch the master sloshed wokker vl for some inspiration.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,362
    edited December 2012
    Stoater said:
    Have any of you seasoned your wok on the egg, this is a carbon steel wok and it recommends seasoning it for four hours in the oven, problem is I don't want to stink up my house with the smell of oil.

    I've done it both ways, did my 14" on the Large (it wouldn't sit inside my sheet pan in the oven, knew it would make a mess) and did my 10" in the oven (last summer with the windows open, didn't notice an oil smell).  I preferred doing it on the Egg, but both ways work.  
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Stoater

    Let us know how the 20" works on the XL.  I want to get a bigger wok than what I have now and am not sure what size is right.  A picture or 2 on the XL with the spider would be very helpful.
    Fayetteville, Ga
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    BobsBGE said:
    Stoater

    Let us know how the 20" works on the XL.  I want to get a bigger wok than what I have now and am not sure what size is right.  A picture or 2 on the XL with the spider would be very helpful.
    Doing my first cook tonight Bob, I will be sure to post some pics of the wok on the spider.
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    I got a 16" for my XL and it fits great and gets HOT
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Plano_JJ said:
    I got a 16" for my XL and it fits great and gets HOT
    Nice, have you used it much?
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Just once, I did the recipe on page 120 of that book, It came out great. Plus, I made some fried rice out of some brown rice I had and it too was awesome. Be sure and use that Dark Soy if you can find it, it has great flavor. The Spider is awesome, a must have if your going to WOK.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,555
    Just ordered Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge.  Can't wait to get it in and start going through it.  Already have the spider but wanted to get this book first before ordering a wok. 

    Did any of the above post pics of their XL with the woks in them?  I have an XL as well, and this would be helpful when I go to order my wok.

    Cheers!
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • any suggestion on a wok for my large? this would be a new avenue for me so what else do i need? I have a spider and an egg... 
    Beaufort, SC
  • SmokinTiger81SmokinTiger81 Posts: 358
    edited November 2013
    I started with Breath of Wok book and very pleased.
    @plumfir. I ordered carbon steel from wok shop in San Francisco. Great service and when you tell them you have large bge they will tell you correct size. I will measure mine when I get home and post later.
  • SmokinTiger81SmokinTiger81 Posts: 358
    edited November 2013
    When I called to order 14 inch wok package she told me to get 16 inch for lbge. She just substituted larger wok in for a few bucks more. It was all about 60$ back when I ordered for wok, lid, wok ring, and stirrer. The ring is used outside wok. You flip spider upside down for wok use.
  • so i need to get a lid and wok ring?
    Beaufort, SC
  • @plumbfir: ; Link to the set I ordered is below, except when I called to order she said get 16 inch wok for LBGE, so she substituted in for small upcharge.  It was all about $60 back then with shipping.  The lid is referenced in some recipes for steaming, not so much for egging.  You do need a wok ring as the wok has a round bottom and the wok sits in it off the egg.

     

    http://wokshop.com/store/detail.php?show=511

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