Cooking at Home and a Smithey Wok Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) by David Chang and Priya Krishna and a Smithey wok.

Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) by David Chang and Priya Krishna teaches cooks of any level far more than to just follow a recipe. Note: Today there is a coupon on Amazon for $5.00 off the cost of the book – I am not sure when this offer will expire.

David came up as a chef in kitchens where you had to do everything the hard way. But his mother, one of the best cooks he knows, never cooked like that. Nor did food writer Priya Krishna’s mom. So Dave and Priya set out to think through the smartest, fastest, least meticulous, most delicious, absolutely imperfect ways to cook.

The recipes in this book are not set up typically. They are written in a narrative form with no separate listing of ingredients as you can see from our preview. My emotions keep waffling on this style. I absolutely love that we are getting Chang and Krishna’s recipes, but I am not very fond of digging through the text for a list of those ingredients even with them being highlighted in underlined green font. Then I waffle back to thoughts that this book is about teaching us to use our instincts in the kitchen and don’t mind the style at all.

After spending more time with this title, I am loving learning from these two great chefs. The style of the book is akin to them being in the kitchen next to you and letting you in on all their secrets. Beginning cooks will love the simplicity of the layout and experienced cooks will take in the tips and tricks to level up their own cooking style.

Our takes you inside this fascinating book and features the following

The Smithey wok is lightweight and a quality piece of cookware. In addition, not only is it a workhorse, it is a beautiful item to add to your collection. All of Smithey’s products look as good as they perform. See these posts for other Smithey products: Oval roasterCast iron griddleCast iron chef’s skillet.

Right now Smithey is having a Black Friday sale – no code necessary. Purchase certain products to receive free products such as a Smithey ornament, spatula, or 6 inch skillet (or even all three!). Act quick if interested – this deal may expire soon.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing one copy of Cooking at Home and to Smithey for offering one of their beautiful woks in this promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of Cooking at Home would you like to try first?

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  • mcrimmins  on  November 28, 2021

    Beef and Broccoli

  • mcrimmins  on  November 28, 2021

    Dual Handled Skillet

  • circ2000  on  November 28, 2021

    Brisket Sandwiches

  • circ2000  on  November 28, 2021

    No. 8 Chef Skillet

  • Katlieu  on  November 28, 2021

    Definitely one of the woks!!

  • psekao  on  November 28, 2021

    kimchi brisket!!

  • Siegal  on  November 28, 2021

    Salt crusted microwave potato’s

  • Siegal  on  November 28, 2021

    I like the engravable cast iron

  • lauriesk  on  November 28, 2021

    Shanghainese-style stew

  • lauriesk  on  November 28, 2021

    Carbon Steel Wok

  • Kellyr78  on  November 28, 2021

    I would like to make the Egg drop soup.

  • Kellyr78  on  November 28, 2021

    I would like to own the “farmhouse” skillet.

  • matag  on  November 28, 2021

    Shanghainese-style stew

  • matag  on  November 28, 2021

    THE NO. 12 COMBO SET

  • roseryan1972  on  November 28, 2021

    Chicken coconut curry

  • rchesser  on  November 28, 2021

    Grace’s yangnyum jang.

  • rchesser  on  November 28, 2021

    Carbon Steel Wok.

  • thecharlah  on  November 28, 2021

    Mala-flavored chicken soup

  • thecharlah  on  November 28, 2021

    No. 6 Skillet

  • Shelley.b  on  November 28, 2021

    Brisket fried rice

  • Shelley.b  on  November 28, 2021

    Round roaster

  • Shelmar  on  November 28, 2021

    A No. 10 chef skillet

  • Shelmar  on  November 28, 2021

    Easy ginger scallion noodles

  • LSanders  on  November 29, 2021

    Mala-flavored chicken soup

  • LSanders  on  November 29, 2021

    Carbon steel wok

  • kmn4  on  November 29, 2021

    Easier ginger scallion noodles

  • kmn4  on  November 29, 2021

    NO. 14 DUAL HANDLE SKILLET

  • Terrill  on  November 29, 2021

    Shabu Shabu – even sounds fun to say out loud!

  • Terrill  on  November 29, 2021

    On Smithey I just added the no 6 skillet to my Christmas list!

  • kitchen_chick  on  November 29, 2021

    Carbon Steel Oval Roaster

  • kitchen_chick  on  November 29, 2021

    Kimchi brisket

  • BMeyer  on  November 29, 2021

    pho

  • BMeyer  on  November 29, 2021

    wok

  • ravensfan  on  November 29, 2021

    Loose interpretation of pho

  • ravensfan  on  November 29, 2021

    NO. 14 DUAL HANDLE SKILLET

  • DarcyVaughn  on  November 30, 2021

    Ice slushy noodles

  • DarcyVaughn  on  November 30, 2021

    cast iron griddle

  • sarahawker  on  November 30, 2021

    Mango Sticky Rice

  • sarahawker  on  November 30, 2021

    NO. 14 DUAL HANDLE SKILLET

  • nvernon  on  November 30, 2021

    Jamaican-inspired braised oxtails

  • nvernon  on  November 30, 2021

    Carbon Steel Oval Roaster

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Lots of delicious sounding recipes but Bindae-tteok stands out the most.

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Smithey has so many gorgeous items, the CARBON STEEL ROUND ROASTER is one I would totally use!

  • sayeater  on  November 30, 2021

    The Brisket with “boiled” potatoes and hot mustard, mainly to use the leftovers in the brisket fried rice. This one is just for my hubs who is obsessed with brisket at the moment.

  • sayeater  on  November 30, 2021

    The carbon steel farmhouse skillet is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of cast iron but recently dipping into carbon steel.

  • Shana.  on  November 30, 2021

    Mala-flavored chicken soup

  • Shana.  on  November 30, 2021

    The wok!

  • laurentipton  on  November 30, 2021

    Cacio e pepe

  • cellenly  on  December 1, 2021

    beef & broccoli

  • cellenly  on  December 1, 2021

    12 cast iron skillet

  • Kmichet  on  December 2, 2021

    Beef and broccoli

  • redcurrant  on  December 2, 2021

    Raw vegetable salad

  • redcurrant  on  December 2, 2021

    No. 10 flat top griddle

  • roxlet  on  December 3, 2021

    Shanghainese-style stew

  • rusthawk  on  December 3, 2021

    The Brisket with “boiled” potatoes and hot mustard sounds delicious!

  • rusthawk  on  December 3, 2021

    I would love to own the 5.5 quart Dutch Oven by Smithy.

  • Bohrnsen  on  December 3, 2021

    Kimchi briskets, carbon steel skillet

  • stephntran  on  December 3, 2021

    Sukiyaki!!

  • stephntran  on  December 3, 2021

    NO. 14 DUAL HANDLE SKILLET

  • Laura1  on  December 3, 2021

    egg drop soup

  • Laura1  on  December 3, 2021

    carbon steel wok

  • radishseed  on  December 3, 2021

    Chile-lime Brussels sprouts, Priya’s dal, Korean Russian salad dressing

  • radishseed  on  December 3, 2021

    Carbon steel wok

  • hrk  on  December 3, 2021

    Easier ginger scallion noodles

  • hrk  on  December 3, 2021

    5.5 qt dutch oven

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    brisket sandwiches

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    carbon steel wok

  • jhejhejhejhe  on  December 3, 2021

    Sukiyaki!

  • jhejhejhejhe  on  December 3, 2021

    Dual handle skillet

  • chefmichael  on  December 3, 2021

    Quick beef noodle soup!

  • chefmichael  on  December 3, 2021

    carbon steel farmhouse skillet

  • upstatemissy  on  December 3, 2021

    I woulsdtry the ice slushy noodles first.

  • upstatemissy  on  December 3, 2021

    I would love to have the NO. 12 GRILL PAN from Smithey.

  • Gml3914  on  December 4, 2021

    Cast iron griddle

  • Gml3914  on  December 4, 2021

    My version of chicken rice

  • LaurenE  on  December 4, 2021

    Brisket Sandwiches

  • LaurenE  on  December 4, 2021

    carbon steel farmhouse skillet

  • Leonard5854  on  December 5, 2021

    Seafood soup

  • Leonard5854  on  December 5, 2021

    Smithey’s No. 12 cast iron skillet

  • Yarnia  on  December 5, 2021

    Carbon steel round roaster

  • Yarnia  on  December 5, 2021

    loose-interpretation-of-pho

  • Dannausc  on  December 5, 2021

    Kimchi brisket

  • Dannausc  on  December 5, 2021

    Oval roaster

  • abbeysophia  on  December 5, 2021

    Brisket fried rice!

  • abbeysophia  on  December 5, 2021

    Smithey carbon steel wok has my eye…

  • LeMinou  on  December 5, 2021

    Brisket sandwiches, dual handled skillet

  • virjeania  on  December 5, 2021

    You had me at Brisket salad

  • virjeania  on  December 5, 2021

    How cool is this …THE NO. 12 COMBO SET

  • curafresh  on  December 6, 2021

    kimchi brisket

  • acecil  on  December 6, 2021

    chicken and dumplings

  • acecil  on  December 6, 2021

    farmhouse skillet

  • sarahteertzah  on  December 8, 2021

    Brisket salad

  • sarahteertzah  on  December 8, 2021

    No. 12 cast iron skillet

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  December 8, 2021

    Kimchi stew

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  December 8, 2021

    Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet

  • fmd518  on  December 10, 2021

    Beef and Broccoli

  • fmd518  on  December 10, 2021

    Smithey’s No. 12 cast iron skillet

  • sallansd  on  December 10, 2021

    Northern Italian-inspired [chicken soup]

  • sallansd  on  December 10, 2021

    3.5 QT DUTCH OVEN

  • schesshire  on  December 10, 2021

    Gomtang

  • schesshire  on  December 10, 2021

    I really would like the wok- I have plenty of Cast Iron but no wok.

  • banba1  on  December 10, 2021

    Brisket juk

  • banba1  on  December 10, 2021

    i’ve had my eye on the farmhouse skillet for a while — it’s so stunningly beautiful!

  • debbiehb  on  December 12, 2021

    Brisket fried rice

  • debbiehb  on  December 12, 2021

    No. 14 Dual handle skillet

  • RSW  on  December 12, 2021

    Honey-soy-butter glazed carrots

  • RSW  on  December 12, 2021

    Hand forged carbon steel set or any piece in it.

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 12, 2021

    Cacio e pepe

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 12, 2021

    The carbon steel round roaster is stunning!

  • dusksunset  on  December 12, 2021

    Salt crusted microwave potatoes

  • dusksunset  on  December 12, 2021

    No. 10 chef skillet

  • oduong930  on  December 13, 2021

    brisket sandwiches

  • oduong930  on  December 13, 2021

    carbon steel wok

  • dtremit  on  December 13, 2021

    Steaming fish in the microwave!? I’d have to try it to believe it.

  • dtremit  on  December 13, 2021

    *Anything* from Smithey would be amazing — but probably the wok, or the 14″ dual handle skillet.

  • beansheen  on  December 16, 2021

    Pho… pho sure!

  • NatalyaM  on  December 17, 2021

    I would start with the chawanmushi.

  • NatalyaM  on  December 17, 2021

    The carbon steel roaster is beautiful.

  • pearseA  on  December 17, 2021

    Brisket sammies, duh

  • pearseA  on  December 17, 2021

    Carbon steel wok, because my current one is small!

  • APrivateSupperClub  on  December 17, 2021

    Kimchi brisket or gochujang jigae.

  • APrivateSupperClub  on  December 17, 2021

    The No. 14 dual handle cast iron skillet and the oval carbon steel roaster

  • topdawg11  on  December 17, 2021

    Jangjorim

  • topdawg11  on  December 17, 2021

    CARBON STEEL FARMHOUSE SKILLET

  • Lafauvette  on  December 17, 2021

    Egg drop soup

  • Lafauvette  on  December 17, 2021

    3.5 Qt Dutch Oven

  • cookwoman  on  December 17, 2021

    Smithey wok!

  • cookwoman  on  December 17, 2021

    Loose interpretation of pho

  • hawaiieat  on  December 17, 2021

    I would like to try the honey soy butter glazed carrots

  • hawaiieat  on  December 17, 2021

    The 3.5 Qt Dutch Oven looks like it fits my needs

  • zensquiggle  on  December 17, 2021

    The Sichuan variation of the long beans, green beans, asparagus or sugar snap peas stir fry looks amazing!

  • zensquiggle  on  December 17, 2021

    The carbon steel farmhouse skillet is gorgeous!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 17, 2021

    Smithey Wok

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 17, 2021

    Mango sticky rice

  • LABeachGal  on  December 18, 2021

    I would love to try making the Chicken and dumplings!

  • LABeachGal  on  December 18, 2021

    I would love to try the Carbon Steel farmhouse skillet!

  • cmagillespie  on  December 18, 2021

    I would love to try the egg drop soup

  • cmagillespie  on  December 18, 2021

    The hand forged carbon steel set would be awesome!

  • angelaknits  on  December 18, 2021

    Mango sticky rice!!!

  • theBlackbird  on  December 18, 2021

    Riff on Stromboli

  • theBlackbird  on  December 18, 2021

    Carbon steel oval roaster

  • jbaugher  on  December 19, 2021

    the microwave method for chicken thighs

  • jbaugher  on  December 19, 2021

    the ultimate 17-piece set obviously 🙂

  • artthecat  on  December 19, 2021

    Brisket fried rice

  • Maefleur  on  December 20, 2021

    Seafood soup! Can’t wait to try!

  • Maefleur  on  December 20, 2021

    I’ve had my eye on that farmhouse skillet

  • Sandylen  on  December 20, 2021

    Chicken noodle soup

  • tarae1204  on  December 20, 2021

    Anything from Smithy would be WELCOME in my kitchen. The Leather Skillet Sleeve is gorgeous and would slip nicely into a Christmas stocking!

  • tarae1204  on  December 20, 2021

    Beef and Broccoli

  • kbennall  on  December 20, 2021

    Brisket fried rice and basically all the soups

  • kbennall  on  December 20, 2021

    I want literally everything from Smithey, but a flat top griddle is at the top of the list.

  • chromiumman  on  December 21, 2021

    kimchi brisket

  • chromiumman  on  December 21, 2021

    the farmhouse skillet

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  December 21, 2021

    Loose interpretation of Pho sounds intriguing

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  December 21, 2021

    The carbon steel oval roaster looks amazing

  • roseryan1972  on  December 24, 2021

    Brisket fried rice

  • hibeez  on  December 26, 2021

    Grilled marinated short ribs.

  • hibeez  on  December 26, 2021

    and I’d really love to have the 14″ dual handled cast iron pan.

  • Karla123  on  December 26, 2021

    Ratatouille!

  • Karla123  on  December 26, 2021

    NO. 12 GRILL PAN

  • TammyDee  on  December 27, 2021

    I’d try the Chicken & Dumplings first. It looks good.

  • TammyDee  on  December 27, 2021

    At Smithey, I think the Carbon Steel Oval Roaster would be great to have, too.

  • Sfgordon  on  December 27, 2021

    I’d like to try the Smithey Carbon Steel Farmhouse Roaster.

  • Sfgordon  on  December 27, 2021

    I’m intrigued by the salt-crusted microwave potatoes.

  • fbrunetti  on  December 28, 2021

    Brisket fried rice

  • fbrunetti  on  December 28, 2021

    Carbon steel oval roaster

  • nevertoomuchflavor  on  December 29, 2021

    brisket juk

  • kaelaathay  on  December 29, 2021

    Long beans, green beans, asparagus or sugar snap peas [stir-fry]

  • kaelaathay  on  December 29, 2021

    Carbon steel oval roaster

  • lisambb  on  December 29, 2021

    Beef & broccoli

  • lisambb  on  December 29, 2021

    I need a wok.

  • nyserge  on  December 29, 2021

    Shabu shabu

  • FoodieMay83  on  December 29, 2021

    Chicken Pot Pie!

  • FoodieMay83  on  December 29, 2021

    The farmhouse carbon steel skillet is beautiful!!!

  • teamkies  on  December 29, 2021

    Loose interpretation of pho

  • teamkies  on  December 29, 2021

    Carbon steel wok

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 29, 2021

    I’ve always wanted to try making sukiyaki

  • threefourpfeif  on  December 29, 2021

    I’d love the No. 10 Chef Skillet

  • Lora724  on  December 30, 2021

    Pork tacos sound delish.

  • Lora724  on  December 30, 2021

    I have my eye on the CARBON STEEL WOK.

  • Ren23  on  December 30, 2021

    A No. 10 chef skillet

  • Ren23  on  December 30, 2021

    Mango sticky rice

  • Ebotein  on  December 30, 2021

    Pork tacos

  • yvettelee  on  December 30, 2021

    Brisket fried rice for the win!!

  • tararr  on  December 30, 2021

    Jalapeños escabeche

  • tararr  on  December 30, 2021

    No. 10 Flat Top Griddle

  • NaomiH  on  December 30, 2021

    Mala-flavored chicken soup

  • NaomiH  on  December 30, 2021

    I would love the carbon steel farmhouse skillet

  • JJWong  on  December 30, 2021

    I want to learn to prepare my go-to order at any Chinese restaurant: chicken rice!

  • JJWong  on  December 30, 2021

    the carbon steel wok

  • DLC  on  December 30, 2021

    Shanghaiese-style stew

  • laurencooks  on  December 31, 2021

    Choose-your-own-adventure beans!

  • laurencooks  on  December 31, 2021

    Carbon steel farmhouse skillet

  • amylou61  on  January 1, 2022

    I’d try the recipe for Sukiyaki.

  • amylou61  on  January 1, 2022

    I’d love to own the NO. 12 CAST IRON SKILLET.

  • orchidlady01  on  January 2, 2022

    Beef and broccoli

  • orchidlady01  on  January 2, 2022

    NO. 12 CAST IRON SKILLET

  • maggz19671  on  January 2, 2022

    Beef and brocolli

  • maggz19671  on  January 2, 2022

    Dyal hand skillet

  • pcaradonna  on  January 2, 2022

    NO. 12 CAST IRON SKILLET

  • LEKcookbooks  on  January 2, 2022

    I’m actually curious about the technique for microwave rice. And I’d love a Smithy 12″ flat top griddle!

  • Cjennings  on  January 3, 2022

    Seafood Soup

  • alee423  on  January 3, 2022

    I’d love to have the ultimate 17 piece set.

  • alee423  on  January 3, 2022

    dumplings

  • alemily  on  January 4, 2022

    Beef and Broccoli

  • alemily  on  January 4, 2022

    No. 10 Flat Top Griddle

  • emartini68  on  January 5, 2022

    Kimchi Brisket sounds amazing.

  • emartini68  on  January 5, 2022

    No 12 Grill Pan

  • Ancient1  on  January 7, 2022

    I would make Beef and broccoli.

  • Ancient1  on  January 7, 2022

    I like the carbon steel wok.

  • Sjwoodin  on  January 7, 2022

    Shabu shabu

  • Sjwoodin  on  January 7, 2022

    I’d really like The Perfect Pair

  • Bethzaida123  on  January 8, 2022

    I’m looking for the cookbook where you cook cheese macaroni you said to go to page 229 for the chicken tenderloin and I cannot find that one book please help me. Love Beth

  • KarenDel  on  January 9, 2022

    My homemade barbecue sauce

  • KarenDel  on  January 9, 2022

    NO. 10 CHEF SKILLET

  • lselke  on  January 10, 2022

    I love egg drop soup!

  • lselke  on  January 10, 2022

    And that farmhouse skillet is pricey but so pretty. I love carbon steel.

  • betsyradelow  on  January 13, 2022

    Egg drop soup

  • betsyradelow  on  January 13, 2022

    farmhouse skille

  • Jennifer7  on  January 14, 2022

    Beef and Broccoli

  • katherine3  on  January 14, 2022

    Egg drop soup

  • katherine3  on  January 14, 2022

    Dutch oven

  • Kblg  on  January 14, 2022

    Brisket salad.

  • Kblg  on  January 14, 2022

    No. 12 cast iron skillet.

  • ktpotat  on  January 14, 2022

    Sukiyaki

  • ktpotat  on  January 14, 2022

    5.5 Dutch oven

  • JessHeilman  on  January 15, 2022

    Ginger Scallion Noodles

  • JessHeilman  on  January 15, 2022

    A wok

  • edyenicole  on  January 15, 2022

    beef and broccoli

  • edyenicole  on  January 15, 2022

    the wok!

  • DFarnham  on  January 15, 2022

    microwaved mash potatoes and a wok!

  • finamoon  on  January 18, 2022

    Loose interpretation of pho

  • finamoon  on  January 18, 2022

    CARBON STEEL FARMHOUSE SKILLET

  • arrowhug  on  January 19, 2022

    Kimchi brisket

  • arrowhug  on  January 19, 2022

    Smithey wok

  • amylou61  on  January 19, 2022

    I’d try the Egg Drop Soup.

  • amylou61  on  January 19, 2022

    I’d love to own the 3.5 QT Dutch Oven.

  • stulled  on  January 19, 2022

    brisket fried rice

  • stulled  on  January 19, 2022

    no. 12 grill pan

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