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Product Details

  • Series: Everything®
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (March 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598692429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598692426
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #821,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rhonda Lauret Parkinson (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the author of several cookbooks and food titles, including The Everything[registered] Chinese Cookbook and The Everything College Cookbook. She is a freelance writer and researcher with extensive food writing experience. For the past eight years Ms. Parkinson has been creating recipes and covering Chinese Cuisine for About.com. She learned how to cook from her father, a rofessional chef specialising in French cuisine.

More About the Author

Rhonda Lauret Parkinson, the Chinese Cuisine Guide at About.com, is the author of The Everything Chinese Cookbook and The Everything Fondue Cookbook. She is also a freelance writer and chef.

Customer Reviews

The recipes are simple and very easy to follow.
Lillian De Jesus
Although there is a Table of Contents in the book, the entry for the Table of Contents in the Goto menu is greyed out.
Amazon Customer
Excellent cook book for stir frying, especially for beginners.
Peter H. Stehmer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Erik J. Malvick VINE VOICE on November 30, 2007
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My wife and I purchased this book because we've become fans of stir frying thanks to a new wok and the relative ease and healthiness of such foods. However, we were getting tired of our own creations, mostly because we lacked the creativity or inspiration to broaden our abilities and capabilities in stir frying.

This book has provided the inspiration we needed. It is full of many recipes that cover a broad range of possibilities. While we made the typical mistake of assuming that stir-frying means Asian food, this book provides more than just Asian cooking. I enjoy seeing ideas for stir fries that have a Middl Eastern, Moroccan, or Latin flare.

I also find the introductory chapters useful as a guide for some of the "theory" behind stir frying. I am a cook that sees recipes as more of a guide and likes to improvise. Some discussion at the intro regarding ingredients and a nice section on stir fry sauces really makes this book endless. Not only do you have the 300 recipes presented, you can create an infinite number of recipes on your own. The limits are only in your imagination. Fortunately, this book provides a lot of inspiration to expand on your imagination and stir fry to your heart's content.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Singer on March 21, 2010
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I am quite disappointed by the extremely limited recipes that this book offers. I was hoping that included would be full stir fry meals- instead it is a bunch of different recipes for single item stir-fry meals (e.g. chickens with a single vegetable). The sauces recommended were thin and bland. Not a fan.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TiffanyC on September 10, 2009
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I bought this book shortly after I was given a beautiful electric stand alone wolfgang puck wok. It has been super easy to use. Some of the ingredients may seem a little sketchy at first, but everything I have tried so far has been awesome. I recommend the chicken fajitas recipe. My husband loved it. The only flaw with the book was that it does not have any pictures which would have been nice and also make sure not spill ANYTHING on it. I dumped about a tablespoon of vegetable oil on it and the whole front part of the book seperated from the binding. I recommend this to any first time beginner or even a long time user. Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RENE VERGARA on October 18, 2010
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I purchased the Kindle edition of this book, and I like it. I am using the recipes, and it does provide a good sense of how stir-frys are made and has varied ideas for making up your own recipes, not just Asian food. Having just started cooking seriously, stir-frying is a simple way of making very tasty food without much cooking skill. Chop, marinate, stir-fry.

There is something I don't like, and this is how the Kindle edition is arranged. I am not sure how much involvement a publisher has in the creation of the Kindle edition, but the recipes are oddly arranged in the digital edition. The ingredient list is sometimes before a recipe, sometimes after the recipe and it can get a bit confusing. The index has links that take you to the recipe's instructions, but then you have to try to find which is the corresponding ingredient list.

I have not seen the print edition, I guess it has a way to separate recipes (two columns per page, perhaps), or relate each recipe to its ingredient list but this is not present in the Kindle edition and it makes it a bit difficult to navigate the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Libby Rust on March 21, 2013
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Oh gosh, where to start? This thing is terrible, really. I was looking for a good starter recipe book for stir fry, as I tend to really love Chinese food. Tempted by the huge number of recipes this thing boasts, as well as the low price, I went for it. Boy, was that a mistake. Here I was expecting full, authentic (or at least somewhat authentic) recipes, and this thing is full of, well... Nothing.

You would have to combine several recipes to get a full, "real" dish, and not just a couple of veggies or whatever thrown together. Heck, it doesn't even include the sauce for the dishes - those are actually separate! It may from time to time suggest another recipe in the book to go with the recipe you might be reading at the time, but why not just put these together into one recipe?

Oh yeah, and get ready for a bunch of weird recipes and half-baked copies of other recipes in the book itself the author threw in just to make that over 300 recipe count - such as, you guessed it - sloppy joes! I truly suggest going for another book if you're craving "real" stir fry recipes - this thing is just about useless.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2010
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I was initially excited to get this Kindle book. I'm new to Stir Frying and was looking for a beginners book on Wok cookery. This book is a good book for beginners; experts might be disappointed by the emphasis on the basics.

However, once you get to the recipes, you'll be confused and then frustrated - the paragraphs in the recipe section are out of order, in some places so much so that it is very hard to figure out which section goes with which recipe.

For example, if you simply scroll through the book, from beginning to end, you'll see that the very first recipe begines with "Serves 3 to 4", and the ingredients list. Then, the next page shows "Yields 1/2 cup" and the ingredients list for the second recipe. Then comes the text for the 1st recipe, then the text for the 2nd recipe, then the text for the 3rd & 4th recipes, and then the ingredients list for the 3rd & 4th recipe.

This shuffling of the ingredients and text of the recipes continues throughout the text. In some places, you can guess which ingredients list goes with which recipe from the ingredients. In other cases, you just can't tell.

Although there is a Table of Contents in the book, the entry for the Table of Contents in the Goto menu is greyed out. You have to Goto the Beginning and then scroll UP to find the table of contents.

I'll be contacting Customer Service to return this Kindle book and get a refund.

So, if you want a book which is very basic in nature and don't care about having useable recipes, then this book will work for you.
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