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Gok Cooks Chinese - Gok Wan

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Not only is Gok Wan one of the UK's top fashion stylists, but he can cook too! His 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. His 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 will demystify Chinese ingredients and equipment, showing us how easy it is to shop and cook just like him.

About the Author

Acclaimed fashion stylist and on-screen consultant Gok Wan was shot to fame by his Channel 4 Series, How to Look Good Naked. On the back of the show's success, Gok crystallized his position as a true champion for women with Gok's Fashion Fix and Gok's Clothes Roadshow, helping them to feel confident and stylish. This has led to his enormously popular women's wear collection for Sainsbury's, released in October 2011. He has published four books, including his autobiography Through Thick and Thin, and his openness about his own weight issues as a teenager led him to film two searching documentaries, Too Fat Too Young and Gok's Teens: The Naked Truth. Optomen Television is an independent production company the forefront of the food television revolution both in the UK and the US, known for the flair and originality it brings to its productions. Making shows for all UK broadcasters, Optomen has launched the television careers of household names, including Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Valentine Warner.

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  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Quality photos (3)

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    • Trying new dishes (4)
    • Becoming inspired (3)
    • Entertainment ideas (3)
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    4.0

    Quick, simple and Tasty

    By Casual cook

    from Canberra Australia

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    Pros

    • Great Recipes

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      Best Uses

      • Trying New Dishes

      Comments about Gok Cooks Chinese:

      I particularly like this book because the recipes are generally very quick to make, being simple and with not too many ingredients, and are great to eat.

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      5.0

      Great Gok

      By Leef

      from Adelaide

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        Comments about Gok Cooks Chinese:

        I love this book. Gok and his father are geniuses. The recipes are very easy and soooo tasty.

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        5.0

        Just too easy to cook perfect Chinese

        By Clive 1955

        from Perth WA

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Fun
        • Great Ideas
        • Great Recipes
        • Informative
        • Quality Photos
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Gok Cooks Chinese:

          This book needs no extra review.
          It's just brilliant.
          If you love Chinese then this book is a must.

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          5.0

          Gotta Love Gok

          By Rochelle

          from Geraldton WA

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          • Easy To Understand
          • Fun
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          • Informative
          • Quality Photos
          • Well Written

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            • Becoming Inspired
            • Entertainment Ideas
            • Learning New Techniques
            • Reference
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            Comments about Gok Cooks Chinese:

            The recipes are simple enough to cook every day and the flavours are authentic. I think he has simplified recipes but not neccessarily westernised them, which is perfect. I love cooking asian food but haven't done much Chinese yet - that is about to change :)

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            4.0

            I would recommend this book

            By Nathan

            from Sydney

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              Comments about Gok Cooks Chinese:

              Great book excellent photography great recipes

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              ISBN: 9780718159511
              ISBN-10: 0718159519
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 240
              Published: 23rd May 2012
              Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.5  x 2.5
              Weight (kg): 0.96
              Edition Number: 1