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About me

Hi there!

Welcome to Wok & Skillet®. My name is Char Ferrara and I’m thrilled to have you here.

I started Wok & Skillet just as a creative outlet but over time, it became my passion to share simple and easy Asian recipes with the world. On May 23rd 2017, my first cookbook, “The Healthy Wok!” was launched!

I also had the incredible opportunity to discuss the growing popularity of authentic Chinese cuisine in an interview with CGTN America.

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Wok & Skillet is a reflection of the foods I enjoyed growing up in the culinary melting pot of Asia, as well as the many years I spent in the United States.

I share simple and easy Asian (and Asian-inspired) recipes you can make at home!

In most of my recipes here, you’ll find detailed step-by-step instructions along with photos.

Cooking does not have to be intimidating and I hope that by reading my recipes and posts, you’ll be convinced that if I can do it, you can too.

We currently live on the beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia. Although I was born and raised here, I spent most of my adult life in the US. I moved back here in 2015 after living in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years. I am married to my best friend, David. We have two amazing sons, Jayden and Brennan.

ferrara familyThanks again for dropping by! I hope you enjoy exploring these recipes as much as I have enjoyed putting them together!

I love connecting with my readers, so if you have questions, want to collaborate, or just want to say “Hello”, I can be reached at [email protected].

Happy cooking!