Stirring Up the History of Chinese Woks as We Celebrate the Chinese New Year - BergHOFF Cookware GB

Stirring Up the History of Chinese Woks as We Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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Embodying centuries of culinary tradition, Chinese woks are indispensable in the art of stir-frying. The wok’s versatility and cultural significance make it a cornerstone in festive feasts, where families come together to welcome in good fortune and the Chinese New Year. Dive into the sizzling history of Chinese woks, and the importance they hold in Chinese culture and festivities. And in time to celebrate the Chinese New Year this coming weekend, we are offering 25% off both our BergHOFF woks (offer valid 7-11th February 2024).

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, holds profound cultural and social significance for billions worldwide. It marks the beginning of the lunar new year, a time when families reunite, honouring ancestors and welcoming prosperity. Laden with vibrant traditions, from dragon dances to red envelopes symbolising good luck, each ritual carries deep-rooted meanings. The festival fosters unity, emphasising familial bonds and community cohesion. As people indulge in festive feasts and share heartfelt wishes, Chinese New Year transcends borders, embodying hope, renewal, and the promise of a brighter future. It stands as a testament to the enduring cultural heritage of the Chinese people.

History of the Wok

At the heart of Chinese New Year feasts lies the iconic Chinese wok, an ancient culinary companion with a rich history. Originating over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty, this versatile cooking vessel has evolved from humble beginnings to a symbol of culinary mastery, adapting to regional tastes and techniques. Crafted for open-fire, high-heat cooking, the wok embodies balance and harmony in Chinese cuisine. Its concave design allows for efficient stir-frying and symbolises unity—the rounded bottom echoing the circular nature of life. Today, as families gather around wok-stirred dishes, they continue a tradition rooted in both culinary mastery and cultural heritage, creating a flavourful tapestry that transcends time and adds sizzle to festive celebrations.

Eurocast BergHOFF Non-Stick Wok

Explore our two distinctive wok styles: the single-handle Stir Fry Wok, perfect for stir-frying, and the twin-handle Chinese Wok, for easy tossing. 

Non-Stick Stir Fry Wok

Our flat-bottomed Non-Stick Stir Fry Wok, with its detachable handle and oven-friendly stainless steel lid transforms into a versatile Tagine, suitable for Northern African-inspired dishes or oven roasting. Crafted from casted aluminium, it ensures fast, even heat distribution and energy efficiency. The ‘Ferno Ceramic’ non-stick surface, a BergHOFF innovation, guarantees quality, durability, and top-notch performance on both hob and oven. The Eurocast Range, designed for healthy, fat-free, non-stick cooking, boasts cutting-edge technology.

Non-Stick Chinese Wok 

Our Non-Stick Chinese Woks, crafted for even heat distribution, easy tossing, and seamless stove-to-oven transitions, draw inspiration from traditional Chinese wood stove cooking. Our flat-bottomed Chinese Wok, made of casted aluminium, offers versatility, transforming into a Tagine for Northern African dishes or oven roasting. Its efficient design prevents hot spots, ensuring fast, even heat distribution and energy savings. The ‘Ferno Ceramic’ non-stick surface, an innovation from BergHOFF, eliminates the need for seasoning, promoting healthy, fat-free cooking. The Eurocast Range integrates cutting-edge technology, suitable for all hob types, including induction.