Stir-Fried Watercress
from “The Woks of Life: A Culinary Genealogy”

In celebration of the Randolph Caldecott Medal winning Watercress, by Andrea Wang, with illustrations by Lyme’s own Jason Chin, we are sharing a recipe for stir-fried watercress from the the blog The Woks of Life: A Culinary Genealogy, by a family of cooks who have explored their family history through food. It’s such a fascinating parallel to the book! Here’s the recipe. Beyond this yummy, garlicky recipe, it’s a fun blog where you might find other recipes you enjoy, along with the nice story of the family.

In a review of Watercress and talk with the author and illustrator in the blog Some the Wiser, Andrea was asked about her favorite way to prepare watercress. She says it’s the way shown in the book, stir fried with olive oil and garlic. The recipe we’ve shared above will give you a chance to try it! Read the blog, including the interview with Andrea and Jason, here.

If you feel so moved, during your next family night try this recipe out, and read “Watercress”. Learn more about the award winning children’s book from Converse Free Library. Check it out here.

If you have a recipe you would like to share, please reach out to 

Shelby Wood
Manager of Program Development
CommunityCare of Lyme