Grace Young

James Beard award winner, producer of Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories, co-founder of Wok Wednesdays, Craftsy instructor, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge.
How To Make Fried Rice
If your experience with fried rice has only been the greasy, overly-salty affair from Chinese take-out, then you need to make this fresh, seasonally-inspired version — without delay! Grace Young’s stir-fried rice is light and aromatic. Soy sauce and ginger are used for seasoning, but they’re not so heavy that the vegetables get lost. You could eat this dish every day and never get bored.
Apr 7, 2023
10 Great Holiday Gifts from New York’s Chinatown
In April this year, 233,000 Asian businesses had already closed nationwide due to COVID. Here in New York’s Chinatown, several that have survived are small, multi-generational businesses with much to offer — and they need our help.
Dec 12, 2020
Support Your Chinatown, Wherever It May Be
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit back in January, Chinese businesses have been suffering. Grace Young encourages us to support our local Chinatowns.
Aug 29, 2020
A Farmers Market Stir-Fry That Tastes Like Summer
Freshly-picked produce doesn't need much to taste great — just a few simple seasonings and the high heat of your wok.
Aug 26, 2020
Grace Young’s Creamy Hot Pepper Shrimp Stir-Fry Is the Fast & Fancy Dinner to Make Tonight
Most Wanted
Heavy cream and hot sauce combine to create a spicy, decadent sauce for stir-fried shrimp and tender-crisp veggies.
Aug 26, 2020
The 6 Tools This Wok Pro Loves for Whipping Up Fried Rice, Kung Pao Chicken, and More
Cookbook Club
Grace Young knows what she's talking about!
Aug 18, 2020
The $35 Wok That Every Home Cook Should Own, According to Grace Young
Cookbook Club
Use it to steam, boil, poach, roast, pan-fry, deep-fry, braise, smoke, and even pop popcorn.
Aug 17, 2020
Grace Young’s Kung Pao Chicken
Of the many versions of kung pao chicken that I’ve eaten, this is one of my favorites.
Aug 8, 2020
Grace Young’s Chinese Trinidadian Stir-Fried Shrimp with Rum
When I was in Trinidad, Winnie Lee Lum showed me how to make this superb dish, which beautifully demonstrates the convergence of Chinese and Trinidadian cooking traditions.
Aug 6, 2020
Why Fried Rice Is What I’m Making for Dinner Tonight (and Tomorrow Night)
For many years, at least once a week I’d look up from my computer at around 7:00 p.m. and realize that my husband was about to arrive home and that I’d completely forgotten about dinner. I used to panic as I scrambled to get to the market to buy groceries. I was tired and hungry — the worst possible state to be in when shopping for food. And the long checkout line was sure to put me in a foul mood even before I got home and started cooking.
May 1, 2019
A Parent’s Guide to Your New Baby Wok
First-time wokkers are always excited to jump right in and start cooking with their newest toy, but— like learning to care for an infant — it can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here are some essentials to get you started on what promises to be a long and happy relationship with your new bundle of kitchen joy. A new wok, like a new baby, has delicate skin!
Jan 27, 2016