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GOK WAN: Live Webchat - Friday 11 October, 1.45-2.45pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 14:41:01

We'll still be sweeping up the biscuit crumbs left from the Jennifer Saunders webchat as we prepare for the return of Gok Wan to Mumsnet Towers on Friday 11 October at 1.45pm. Since his last visit in Summer 2010, Gok has produced 2 cookery books and his latest, Gok's Wok is published this week.

Gok shares many of his family's traditional recipes but gives them a modern twist as he teaches us how to cook, simple, fast meals with flavour and a splash of Gok originality. Chapters cover all occasions from lunches to dinner parties and include curries, stir-fries, noodles, salads, soups and desserts.

Join Gok on Friday at 1.45pm or post a question to him in advance to this thead and you'll be entered into a draw to win a SIGNED copy of Gok's Wok.

We have also teamed up with Gok and Sainsbury's to host a live cookalong on Google+. On Wednesday 16 October at 7pm Gok will be making two super-delicious dishes from his new book and he'd love you to join him in cooking them. Find out more here.

mirpuppet Fri 11-Oct-13 07:47:40

If the webcast is about food:

Are there any asian dishes that can be made in oven or microwave (I have no hob/wok)?

If webcast is about style:

I would also be interested in how to be stylish in flat shoes (I don't wear heels) and clothes that do not constrict stomach (no belts/ shape wear etc).

Thanks. I enjoy your shows.

Preciousbane Fri 11-Oct-13 08:16:07

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ScooseIsLoose Fri 11-Oct-13 10:10:29

Oh I love gok!! You are amazing! Welcome to mumsnet! My question is are there any meals in your book that go down particularly well with fussy eaters (i.e children)? My daughter is a very fussy eater (she's autistic) and trying to get her to eat anything new is a challenge but I try! grin

merlin Fri 11-Oct-13 10:16:13

It's an oldie but a goldie!

What's your favourite biscuit Gok?

(Mines a Jammie Dodge

PS. How do I stop eating them?!!!!

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Oct-13 10:18:10

Hello Gok.

Do you have any plans for another food/cooking TV series, I really enjoyed the one[?] you did before and would like to see more.

Thanks smile

ProphetOfDoom Fri 11-Oct-13 10:27:30

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MmeLindor Fri 11-Oct-13 10:37:00

Hi Gok,

I really like your shows, but like others, I have a little issue with the fact that you are so encouraging to women to be themselves, and to love their bodies... but almost every woman is then stuffed into spanx.

Do you not think that this is a bit of a contradiction? Have you ever worn spanx? They are bloody uncomfortable to wear, and give me tummy ache. No way can I enjoy a relaxing meal with friends when I feel more trussed up than the Xmas turkey.

I don't allow my young daughter to watch your shows anymore as I feel that this is the wrong message to send to girls.

VelvetStrider Fri 11-Oct-13 10:41:17

Hi Gok! smile

Why do you wear your trousers so low that the belt is around your hips and the crotch is dangling somewhere round your knees? When you dress women you often position the belt just under the bust to elongate the figure and make their legs look longer, but you dress the opposite way yourself confused. Do you secretly want shorter legs?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 11-Oct-13 10:52:37

Hi, Gok.

You're fab! Every woman needs a best friend like you.

What do you think about the way that celebs (like Miley Cyrus) are dressing and presenting themselves in the public eye, and how do you think this affects average woman e.g. whether it encourages freedom and expression or puts pressure on them to be thin/sexualised?


Angeleno Fri 11-Oct-13 10:54:42

Hi Gok!

Sometimes your fashion advice for women is to put on a pair of heeled boots, a tight waist belt and hoik up your boobs… which is pretty uncomfortable for day to day stuff! For some of us the hoiking/rearranging of body parts can be humiliating. Would men do this?

MaggieP4 Fri 11-Oct-13 11:35:30

Hi Gok, You are a truly inspiring individual and very good at building confidence in others and giving off positive vibes. I am about to start a group for Mums who are finding Motherhood quite tough and emotional using chat, coffee and a bit of craft to help share experiences and hopefully rebuild self esteem and confidence.
Have you got a message for Mums who are feeling a bit down, over worked and over-looked to make us feel better on a tough day ???(a fridge magnet style saying?) Thanks Gorgeous!!!

OddSockMonster Fri 11-Oct-13 11:46:02

Hi Gok, love your cooking!

There seems to be increasing choice when it comes to local / fairtrade / organic food, which I think is great.

My question is do you have an opinion on ethical fashion, in particular the working conditions in factories supplying the UK high street & supermarkets?

(am also looking forward to knowing what your favourite biscuit is)

LeStewpot Fri 11-Oct-13 12:00:55

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MarmaladeBatkins Fri 11-Oct-13 12:11:13

Hi Gok and welcome to Mumsnet smile

I echo what LeStewPot and MmeLindow have said already wrt making women into trussed-up birds, tottering about in unfeasibly high heels and belts that are probably going to cause some kind of flare-up in GTI health problems...

Aside from that, what did you make of the claims made by one of your former models that you made lewd and sexist remarks to her and other models working on your show? It doesn't really bind with this "woman's best mate" image that you cultivate, in my opinion.


sweetiepie1979 Fri 11-Oct-13 12:34:39

Gok where do I shop if I'm pear shaped small and overweight, only overweight for another 6 month's have to lose baby fat. But still where can small peat shaped people shop? Help!,

Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 12:39:14

Hi Gok,

I have never seen your programme/s so can't comment on them, and indeed am unsure what you actually do, but I assume it's something to do with clothes because you are in TU at Sainos. The clothes you do for them (do you really do them, or a minion?) are hideous, noticeably hideous, much more so than the ordinary TU range. It has puzzled me for a long time and I wondered why this is? Who is actually supposed to wear those clothes and to what or for what?

ZingWantsCake Fri 11-Oct-13 12:48:09



Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 12:49:39

I'm serious, Zing. The only time I have seen Gok is on noticeboards at Sainos carpark and then I started seeing the clothes and wondering.

MarmaladeBatkins Fri 11-Oct-13 12:50:49


The clobber is terrible. All very newsreader-y.

Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 12:51:37

The stuff I have seen is made out of not-real material iykwim. It is thin and shiny and looks like it would catch fire very easily.

Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 12:52:08

Have I got the right person? <worried now>

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 11-Oct-13 12:58:09

Hi Gok.

I was reading through and agreeing with others who find your attitude towards women's bodies quite upsetting and offensive, but I figured since you're promoting a cookery book it would be fairer to have a good look at that and ask about it. smile

The photos look very pretty.

I got to the introduction where you say 'I love Asia. I love the people; I love the climate; I love the shopping.'

That's a lot of love for a very big continent! smile

Are you worried people might think you're making a generalization about such a big area, which doesn't really have a single climate or one 'people', and where - notoriously - a lot of the clothes for the 'shopping' we all love so much are often made in illegal sweatshops?

RippingYarns Fri 11-Oct-13 12:58:52

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Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 13:01:10

Is it time for limericks?

Hullygully Fri 11-Oct-13 13:03:02

Sorry, wrong thread.

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