Ken Hom CBE is the man who showed the British how to cook Asian food. A leading authority on Chinese cuisine, he is one of the most respected and celebrated TV chefs of all time. His phenomenal success is easily measured. He is the author of almost 40 books, which have inspired millions of home cooks around the world. In Britain alone, the Ken Hom wok is found in one in seven kitchens. Ken Hom, who resides in France and in Thailand but travels tirelessly all over the world, continues to appear regularly as celebrity chef, write new books and keep an involvement with restaurants worldwide. He has presented seven UK television series launching his career over 40 years ago with Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery. His autobiography `My Stir Fried Life' - published in English, Chinese and Thai, and available from Amazon - is a high-spirited, life-enriching feast where the chopsticks never stop clattering, the platters are always abundant, and dreams - no matter how ridiculously unbelievable - can and do come true.
He is a founding patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, an independent cultural Institute that promotes better understanding of food and drink.The Collective has links to Oxford Brookes University through its foundation, formed to provide students with outstanding learning experience.
He is also an ambassador for GREAT, the UK Government's international marketing campaign showcasing the best Britain has to offer. A prominent charity supporter, he is an ambassador for Action Against Hunger, Prostate Cancer UK and RMHC Hong Kong.
The UK food world was out in force for the Guild of Food Writers annual award ceremony last night. Among those recognized were several authors and cookbooks included on the ckbk platform including Mark Hix, Eleanor Ford and Ken Hom.
As we give a warm welcome to two titles that celebrate the joys of supreme kitchen gadgetry – cookbooks on the air fryer and the Instant Pot, we take the opportunity to consider some of the most well-loved kitchen gadgets and find out what our chefs and food writers have to say about them.