As a home chef, the best way to expand your skill set is to experiment with the cuisine of other cultures. From Mexican to Mediterranean, there is no end to the challenges and rewards that cooking your way around the world can bring. One of the easiest ways to spice up any menu is with Asian food, and for that you will need a specialized pan, or wok, for the most common preparations, such as stir frying. The beauty of a wok, however, is that it will also handle just about any stove-top meal, whether that’s burgers or breakfast. Here are a few traits to consider when buying your first wok.