The Cleaver Quarterly

The Illustrated Wok

Order by Dec 14 to ensure delivery in time for the holidays. Orders placed after Dec 19 will be fulfilled after the New Year.
This critically-acclaimed indie recipe anthology, one of The Chicago Tribune's best cookbooks of the year, celebrates the culinary diversity of global Chinese cuisine with hand-illustrated recipes from top chefs around the world. The Cleaver Quarterly reached out to 40 chefs, asking each to contribute one restaurant-quality recipe that reflected their deep connection to Chinese cuisine. Each recipe was assigned to a different illustrator. The artists were challenged to use visual storytelling to bring the dish to life – while integrating the full recipe text into the illustration. Eclecticism is the guiding principle, with every flip of the page offering the reader a sense of surprise and delight.. 
  • "A fantastical, smart collection of artful contemporary Chinese recipes from around the world" - The Chicago Tribune
  • "Wonderfully bizarre ... the reveries of a psychedelic-laced imagination" - Atlas Obscura
  • "Eccentric Chinese eats with whimsical artwork" - Time Out Shanghai
Publisher info


  • Abe Conlon & Adrienne Lo // Fat Rice (Chicago) 
  • Andrew Wong // A Wong (London) 
  • Brandon Jew // Mister Jiu's (San Francisco) 
  • Brion Wong // formerly of The Peterboro (Detroit) 
  • Chris Cheung // East Wind Snack Shop (New York City) and Tansuo (Nashville) 
  • Christian Yang // “A Taste of Hong Kong” (Hong Kong) 
  • Christina Seid // Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (New York City) 
  • Chung Chow // Noreetuh (New York City) 
  • Craig Wong // Patois and Jackpot Chicken Rice (Toronto) 
  • Danielle Chang // LUCKYRICE and "Lucky Chow"
  • Doron Wong // Northern Tiger (New York City) 
  • Eric Liu, Melanie Garcia & Hansang Cho // Gēn Creative(Taipei) 
  • Erik Bruner-Yang // Maketto (Washington, DC) 
  • Hannah & Marian Cheng // Mimi Cheng’s (New York City) 
  • James Mark // North (Providence) 
  • Javier Miyasato // Bao? (Lima, Peru) 
  • Johnny Lee // Side Chick (Los Angeles) 
  • Jonathan Kung // Kung Food Market Studio (Detroit) 
  • Jonathan Wu // Fung Tu (New York City) 
  • Jowett Yu // Ho Lee Fook (Hong Kong) 
  • Kai Ho // Taïrroir (Taipei) 
  • Kiki Aranita & Chris Vacca // Poi Dog (Philadelphia) 
  • Lien Lin // Bricolage (New York City) 
  • Lisa Tse // Sweet Mandarin (Manchester) 
  • Lucas Sin // Junzi Kitchen (New Haven and New York City) 
  • Mara King // Ozuké (Denver) 
  • Margaret Li // Mei Mei (Boston) 
  • Medwin Pang // Hunger Pang (New York City) 
  • Melissa Chou // Mister Jiu's (San Francisco) 
  • Oli Brown // Duck Duck Goose (London) 
  • Pichet Ong // Chaan Teng (New York City) 
  • Richard Hales // Blackbrick Chinese (Miami) 
  • Thomas Chen // Tuome (New York City) 
  • Yvonne & Mike Thompson // Cuz's Uptown BBQ (Pounding Mill, Virginia)

The Illustrated Wok also features recipes from some of the biggest names in Chinese cookbooks:

  • Fuchsia Dunlop, author of Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking and Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China
  • Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World
  • Carolyn Phillips, author of All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China
  • Kian Lam Kho, author of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking
  • Hsiang Ju Lin, author of Chinese Gastronomy and Slippery Noodles 
  • Diana Zheng, author of Jia! Eating at the Swatow Table(forthcoming) 
  • Robyn Eckhardt, author of Istanbul and Beyond


  • Alan Chong Lau
  • Angela Ho
  • Angie Lee
  • Anna O'Connell
  • Arthur D'Araújo
  • BlackSuen
  • Carolyn Phillips
  • Christina Chung
  • Christine Su
  • Denis Freitas
  • Dingding Hu
  • Eliane Cheung
  • Esther Loopstra
  • Felicia Liang
  • Flo Leung
  • Hannah Cosselmon
  • Jamie Julien Brown
  • Jia-yi Liu
  • Johnny Acurso
  • Joumana Medlej
  • Justin DeVine
  • Justine Wong
  • Kiki Kita
  • Linda Tan
  • Liv Wan
  • Lori Bailey
  • Lovatto
  • Lynn Mok
  • Matthew Cook
  • Meimei Mao
  • Nancy Yang
  • Nicky Sczesny
  • Patrick Miller
  • Priscilla Weidlein
  • Ruth Chan
  • Sarah Ferone
  • Tom Bingham
  • Vincy Cheung
  • Zi-qian Liu

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