Join us for an in-person
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8pm
Presented in association with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

J. Kenji López-Alt
in conversation with Molly Baz*
*and cooking demonstration
discussing his new cookbook, 
“The Wok: Recipes and Techniques”

The Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro St,
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

 includes a signed copy of the book,
GA seating in the theatre (at partial capacity),
$25 includes GA seating in the theatre,
(both tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event that airs on March 14 at 6pm PST)

— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event


One of Time’s 10 Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2022
The obsessive mastermind behind one of the decade’s best-selling cookbooks returns with the definitive English-language guide to the science and technique of cooking in a wok.
J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef, parent, and New York Times best-selling author of The Food Lab and Every Night Is Pizza Night. He is a wildly popular New York Times food columnist; the chief culinary advisor for Serious Eats; and the host of Kenji’s Cooking Show, which has more than a million subscribers on YouTube. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website, and at Serious Eats.
Molly Baz is a recipe developer, cookbook author, caesar salad enthusiast, and weenie dog lover with a lifelong love of cooking, eating and teaching other people how to cook. Molly runs a successful Recipe Club with thousands of paying subscribers, hosts The Sandwich Universe podcast, releases quarterly drops of Molly Merch on her website, and recently launched a New York Times‘ bestseller cookbook, Cook This Book. Visit her website.
“We should all be thanking Kenji for this book, his recipes, and the education on the greatness of wok cookery. This is not just an amazing book about how to make delicious food with a wok, Kenji has written one of the best cookbooks of all time. No hyperbole!”― David Chang, restaurateur, author, and host of “Ugly Delicious”
Kenji López-Alt’s debut cookbook, The Food Lab, revolutionized home cooking, selling more than half a million copies with its science-based approach to everyday foods. And for fast, fresh cooking for his family, there’s one pan López-Alt reaches for more than any other: the wok.
Whether stir-frying, deep frying, steaming, simmering, or braising, the wok is the most versatile pan in the kitchen. Once you master the basics—the mechanics of a stir-fry, and how to get smoky wok hei at home—you’re ready to cook home-style and restaurant-style dishes from across Asia and the United States, including Kung Pao Chicken, Pad Thai, and San Francisco–Style Garlic Noodles. López-Alt also breaks down the science behind beloved Beef Chow Fun, fried rice, dumplings, tempura vegetables or seafood, and dashi-simmered dishes.
Featuring more than 200 recipes—including simple no-cook sides—explanations of knife skills and how to stock a pantry, and more than 1,000 color photographs, The Wok provides endless ideas for brightening up dinner.


Special thanks to the Japanese American Cultural
& Community Center and the Aratani Theatre