Most people think a wok is just for stir-frying Chinese food. Not so! A wok is a versatile and inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that can be used every day, for all your meals. You can braise, steam, deep-fry, and stew foods in it. You can even bake a cake in it! Don’t stash your wok away in a cupboard — leave it on your stove top! Cookbook author and Seattle Magazine food writer Lorna Yee has rounded up her favourite wok recipes in The Everyday Wok Cookbook (2012 Sasquatch Books). Try her comforting winter favourites like spaghetti and meatballs (pictured above), asparagus risotto and a sweet bread pudding.