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London suburbs, woks

I spent the day touring London suburbs by public transportation. Hello, Heathrow!

Wok survey followup:
- People in Britain are, on average, more likely to own woks than LJers I know who do not live in Britain.
- Students are less likely to own woks than other people. (They are less likely to own any kind of kitchen equipment for that matter.)

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desperance
Jun. 9th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Students are less likely to own woks than other people.

Now that surprises me. I'd have thought a wok was a part of the uniform. Even when I lived with students thirty years ago, we had woks. Or does this speak to a dreadful decline in the student-cooking stakes...?
altariel
Jun. 10th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm surprised about that too, it was the first piece of kit most of us bought (20 years ago in my case). Perhaps the author of essential student text Grub on a Grant had shares in a wok-manufacturer?
alexmc
Jun. 10th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
That is counter-intuitive to me. One sister just finished college, but my brother is just going. I imagine that I might give him one of my old woks because you can cook just about anything in a wok. You can use it as a frying pan (of course) or a saucepan for boiling stuff in.

The only thing which comes to mind is that it either requires gas - or to have a flat bottom - which the traditional ones don't have. My college hall flats only had electric hobs.
alexmc
Jun. 10th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
> People in Britain are, on average, more likely to own woks than LJers I know who do not live in Britain

I own about four. Don't ask me how or why I have four, but I do!

(Yes, Brit of course)
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