Pssst….. I wrote a Cookbook + GIVEAWAY!!


Oh wait.

Didn’t I tell y’all?

Jan 21, 2013

Yup. It’s true. Pinky Swear!

Last year, I partnered with the folks at Adams Media to author the 2nd edition of the Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook.

Over several months, I developed and tested scores of recipes for the book and now it’s ready for your hot little hands!

Now before you second guess what encompasses “stir-frying”, know that my approach is less about what you think stir-fry dishes are and is more about about understanding a basic method (high heat with proper mise-en-place).

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Of course you’ll find some favorite stir-fry dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken, Mapo Tofu, Mongolian Beef and Chow Fun. But you’ll also find some unexpected delights such as Chimchurri Skirt Steak, Pork Saltimbocca, Rock Shrimp Tacos, Linguine alla Carbonara, and Cheese Steak Sandwiches. I had to put the Nam twist on the book! 🙂

All and all, I’m quite happy about the final results. I’m pleased with the recipes I’ve put forward and feel pretty great about the dishes I’ve styled and photographed for the book. It’s a great starting point and handbook for folks just starting off in the kitchen.

4 years ago, I would have never imagined that I would have a food blog let alone write a cookbook. But life has its funny ways of working out. And as I stare at this pile of my printed cookbooks– I can hardly believe it! CRAZY! Needless to say, it was definitely a Foodventure!

I owe my family, loved ones, and YOU a big thank you for giving me the oompf to do this. And to show my appreciation, I’m offering a fun combo giveaway of my new cookbook + a nifty The Culinary Chronicles canvas bag.


Five (5) folks will have the chance to win this combo pack—and there are six (6) different ways for you to enter! Now those are some great odds!  This GIVEAWAY is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each indicating which of the below you did:

  1. Leave a comment sharing what your favorite stir-fry dish is;
  2. Subscribe to The Culinary Chronicles & get automatic emails when new posts are published (If you already Subscribe, leave a comment indicating so);
  3. Like our Facebook Fan Page (If you already “Like” us, leave a comment indicating so); or
  4. Follow @CulinaryChron on Twitter (If you already Follow us, leave a comment indicating so); or
  5. Follow our boards on Pinterest (If you already Follow us, leave a comment indicating so); or
  6. Follow us on Instagram (If you already Follow us, leave a comment indicating so

The deadline to enter is Friday, July 5th at 5pm (PST) and the winners will be notified the next day.

And in case you want to give them away as gifts, you can order the book at Amazon here.

HUGE….GINORMOUS THANKS for all of the support! I hope y’all like the book and best of luck with the giveaway!

xoxo and Alohas,



69 thoughts on “Pssst….. I wrote a Cookbook + GIVEAWAY!!

  1. Congrats Nam!!! That is so exciting!! I love a good stir fry and the fact that you have put non traditional stir fry recipes is even better! Can’t wait to see. Followed on twitter @alicesigh and email subscription!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! What an amazing surprise! I’m am so thrilled for you. My favorite stir fry is Jap Chae noodles.

  3. Congratulations – the book looks fantastic! My favorite stir-fry dish is roast pork ho fun noodles (sorry if the spelling is wrong!). Love to eat it but have never made it.

  4. Congratulations – winning this book would be yummy! I get your emails. Keep up the great inspiration!

  5. Congratulations – I can’t wait to see your book (and maybe win it!). I already like you Facebook page. Many thanks for the chance!

  6. Not very cultured…would love the cookbook to start trying some of your dishes! Look delish! I follow you on facebook, and subscribe to your emails as well, for a while now. Good luck with your book!

  7. I love the steak, veggie, and soba noodle stir-fry my husband makes! It has a veggie mix of green bell peppers, mushrooms and onions plus a yummy sauce that includes soy sauce and lime juice. It’s definitely my favorite 🙂

  8. Hi Nam, I just found out about your blog while searching for the recipe of đậu hÅ© nước đường gừng. I’m still checking our your site but I subscribed it via email 🙂

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