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Dumplings for Beginners

50 Recipes and Simple Step-by-Step Lessons to Make Your Favorite Dumplings

Published by Rockridge Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Make Asian dumplings from scratch with beginner-friendly recipes

Dumplings are little parcels of love—juicy presents on a plate that bring joy with every savory bite. And now you can enjoy restaurant-quality potstickers, wontons, baos, and other dim sum classics without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen! Dumplings for Beginners is filled with instructions and guidance for every step of the dumpling-making process. You'll find easy-to-follow recipes for boiled, steamed, deep fried, and pan-fried dumplings, plus soups, sides, and dipping sauces.
  • Dough primers—Learn how to make three types of dough and how to portion, roll out, and fold five classic dumpling shapes.
  • Recipe hacks—Switch up dumpling flavors and textures with suggestions for alternate fillings, sauce and stock pairings, cooking methods, and more.
  • Kitchen essentials—Ensure dumpling success with advice for stocking must-have equipment and ingredients.

Skip takeout and create delicious dumplings from scratch with help from this beginner's guide.

About The Author

CHEF TERRI DIEN has a 15-year teaching career that includes Draeger’s Cooking School, South San Francisco Parks and Recreation, and Sur La Table. Currently, she is executive chef for the Child Care Program at Google. Terri lives in San Mateo, California, with her husband, Paul, and their two cats Sarah and Henry. Keep in touch with her on Instagram @ChefTerriDien.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 6, 2021)
  • Length: 120 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781648769696

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“Terri Dien has been seasoned by years of experience and reassures you that you don’t need to be perfect. Cooks at any skill level can rely on her clear and detailed instructions to prepare tasty recipes that have been thoroughly tested.” —Cynthia Liu, culinary instructor and author of Nature’s Palette: A Food Journey

“Chef Terri has done it again! She has an uncanny ability to take something that is seemingly difficult and make it easy and accessible without sacrificing authenticity and taste.” —Andy Vutam, CEO and cofounder of Daily Feast

“If you're fascinated by the magic of dumplings, you will want to deep dive into this book. Terri, a lifelong dumpling eater and cookbook author, has created a book of 50 delicious, easy-to-follow dumpling recipes and invaluable tips! I'm looking forward to having a dumpling party.” —Dorothy Calimeris, author of The Good Life! Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans and The Anti-Inflammatory One-Pot Cookbook

“If you feel like you're all thumbs in the kitchen but you want to try your hand at making dumplings, then Dumplings for Beginners is the book for you! I love the step-by-step illustrations and instructions, beautiful photos, and delicious recipes. Terri has been making dumplings since she was a child and taught hundreds of hands-on dumpling classes to home cooks. You couldn't be in better hands with Terri’s fun and down-to-earth guide to creating your own dumplings at home.” —Mia Chambers, author of Easy Wok Cookbook: 88 Simple Chinese Recipes for Stir-Frying, Steaming, and More

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