Shumai, gyoza, mandu, komber, pierogis: a dumpling by any other name would taste as comforting. The original comfort food in every culture, the humble dumpling takes center stage in this full-color cookbook. Author Liz Crain offers up beloved staples like Chinese soup dumplings, Japanese gyoza, and Eastern European pierogi with easy, step-by-step instructions for dumpling skins and fillings. There are also many regional twists on dumplings, with innovative fillings, dumpling doughs, and dipping sauces. Taste the love with Cincinnati Chili; Shrimp & Grits; Nettle & Caramelized Onions; and Bananas Foster Dumplings.
LIZ CRAIN is a longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, the coauthor of the Toro Bravo cookbook, and author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland and Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis.
She is a cofounder of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival and is an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books in Portland.