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The 'stir-fried life' of top chef Ken Hom

The man who brought Chinese cooking to UK television marks five-decade career

Ken Hom's unlikely journey from kitchen helper in Chicago's Chinatown to globe-trotting celebrity chef is recounted with wit and humor in his book “My Stir-Fried Life,” which is now reaching Asian readers through translations in Thai and Mandarin.   © AP

There is a running joke throughout "My Stir-Fried Life," the breezy and entertaining autobiography of Ken Hom, a widely known advocate of Chinese cookery through some 36 books, TV documentaries, personalized kitchenware and more.

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