‘Team Dumpling’ was a group of 10 who worked with me to make about 100 dumplings in just 2 hours for the 60+ attendees of the Professional Development Day at Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Foundation. Stay calm & make dumplings!
I had a GREAT time with the Essential Dumplings class at the CAE. There were 15 very enthusiastic people – men and women from their 20s to 60s. It was hectic, a little chaotic but energetic. While I sliced the roast duck, students introduced themselves and talked about their favorite dumpling restaurants: Hutong Dumpling Bar, Dumpling King, Mahjong were just a few of the names that came up.
Some of the students made very good suggestions – list a few vegetarian recipes as well as other fillings, plus the Asian cole slaw that I mentioned. I’ve now posted that recipe.
Dumplings, like many other Asian dishes, require alot and I mean alot of chopping. That is why dumpling making is a group activity. Throw a dumpling party! Tell your friends to bring their own knife, board and apron and then chop, wrap and eat together. Cooking and eating together is priceless.