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Gok Wan - Author

About the Author

Now a regular on our television, Gok Wan first hit our screens back in 2006 with his acclaimed series How to Look Good Naked. This was swiftly followed by Gok's Fashion Fix, Gok's Clothes Roadshow, his own documentary on obesity in children, Too Fat Too Young and, most recently, his popular dating show, Baggage. He has written five books, including his bestselling autobiography Through Thick and Thin. His first cookery book, Gok Cooks Chinese topped the charts and accompanied a Channel 4 series of the same name. In addition, his clothing line for Sainsbury's in 2011 broke all high-street sales records when it launched.

Featured books by Gok Wan

Gok's Wok

Gok's Wok

Author: Gok Wan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2013

In his brand new book, Gok Wan shares his favourite recipes for fresh and healthy meals - inspired by the flavours of Asia Gok's recipes draw influence from the East, as he teaches us how to add flavour and a splash of originality through his distinctive style of simple, fast cooking. Chapters cover all occasions from lunch ideas to dinner parties and date nights and include curries, stir-fries, noodles, salads, soups and even desserts. He shares many of his family's traditional recipes too, but gives them a modern twist for today's kitchen tables - try Shanghai Chicken and Spring Greens, Malaysian-style Prawn and Crab Soup and Spicy Beef Thai Noodles Gok-style. And, running throughout, are Gok's words of advice on wok cooking, his favourite ingredients and tips on preparation and entertaining Gok-style. For Gok, great eating should be hassle-free, and these recipes are exactly that - tasty dishes that are low stress, good for you and make minimal mess.

Other books by Gok Wan

Gok Cooks Chinese

Gok Cooks Chinese

Author: Gok Wan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Not only is Gok Wan one of the UK's top fashion stylists, but he can cook too! Gok's fantastic book, Gok Cooks Chinese, contains 80 personal and family recipes, which are not only delicious and healthy but incredibly simple to make. Gok's love and passion for Chinese food and cooking techniques shine through from every page. From his unique perspective he gives us his personal and modern take on the Chinese food that he grew up eating, drawing on his Chinese heritage to give us a different angle on how to eat - for Gok, it's all about sitting down, tucking into fantastic food that is fuss-free and relaxed. Gok's food is about balance, health, flavour and fun. From his absolute favourite recipe for Prawn Wonton Noodle Soup (which he calls 'happiness in a bowl') to Perfect Fried Rice or classics like his dad's Honey-glazed Char Siu Pork, through chapters on Dim Sum, Street Food, One Pot Wonders and Feasting, you will find recipes for all occasions and moods, whether entertaining friends or enjoying a meal at home by yourself. Above all, Gok Wan will demystify Chinese ingredients and equipment. Gok Cooks Chinese shows us how easy it is to shop and cook just like him.

Through Thick and Thin My Autobiography

Through Thick and Thin My Autobiography

Author: Gok Wan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but it's not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from. Gok grew up on a Leicester housing estate, with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant. For his parents, food meant love - and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone. Being Asian and gay as well, Gok felt lonely and out of place. He was an easy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their hands. In a moment of inspiration, he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger-than-life personality to go with it. But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months. In Through Thick and Thin, for the first time, Gok reveals all about that life changing period. The lessons Gok learnt during this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars, every woman's best friend and a national treasure. In this intimate memoir Gok tells his full story in his own words. Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family, behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows, Gok's voice jumps off the page with all the honesty, wit and warmth we've come to know and love him for.

Through Thick and Thin My Autobiography

Through Thick and Thin My Autobiography

Author: Gok Wan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2010

With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but it's not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from. Gok grew up on a Leicester housing estate, with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant. For his parents, food meant love - and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone. Being Asian and gay as well, Gok felt lonely and out of place. He was an easy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their hands. In a moment of inspiration, he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger-than-life personality to go with it. But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months. In Through Thick and Thin, for the first time, Gok reveals all about that life changing period. The lessons Gok learnt during this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars, every woman's best friend and a national treasure. In this intimate memoir Gok tells his full story in his own words. Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family, behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows, Gok's voice jumps off the page with all the honesty, wit and warmth we've come to know and love him for.

How to Dress Your Complete Style Guide for Every Occasion

How to Dress Your Complete Style Guide for Every Occasion

Author: Gok Wan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Sartorial superstar Gok Wan from TV's How to Look Good Naked is every girl's favourite style guru and confidence booster. His fantastic new guide has all the advice and inspiration you'll ever need to look and feel totally fabulous, whatever the occasion.Packed with Gok's advice on how to look good at a party, wedding or on the beach, How to Dress is like having your very own personal styling session with Gok.Loved for recognising that women are beautiful whatever their shape or size, Gok Wan understands how women can work their assets and minimise the part of their bodies they dislike to maximum effect. Every woman deserves a Fairy Gok Mother to help them look their most gorgeous. His new book is packed with fashion tips to help you stay on the style highway and not stumble off into fashion faux pas territory.Choosing the right outfit for a wedding or looking your best on the beach or at work can be stressful and in How to Dress Gok simply unravels the rules of style so every woman can look their best all the time.How to Dress shows you how to look great throughout the year, whatever your lifestyle and regardless of what life throws at you.

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