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Old wok, fresh flavors
My wok incites a kitchen conundrum: It looks like hell, but it cooks like an angel. My husband says our wok is a beautiful thing; I hide it away from the shiny stove-of-my-dreams for months at a time. Then we start cooking in the wok and wonder why we ever tuck it out of sight. Seafood and bits of meat emerge perfectly browned, and vegetables cook to crisp-tender. Fast.
By JeanMarie Brownson, Special to Tribune Newspapers
April 17, 2013