Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More
ANDREA NGUYEN is a writer and cooking teacher whose work appears in the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, and Saveur, where she is also a contributing editor. She is codirector of the Asian Culinary Forum, a new annual symposium (see asianculinaryforum.org). She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
IACP Cookbook Award finalist
One of NPR's Best Cookbooks of 2009
"Asian Dumplings is full of inspiration for vegetarians
and non-vegetarians alike. Samosas, lumpia, pot stickers, momo,
gyoza, wontons, and bao in one volume? And diagrams for all the
folding techniques? Thank you, Andrea." -Heidi Swanson, author
of Super Natural Cooking "If it's a small, succulent parcel
encased in dough, pastry, batter, or leaves from anywhere between
India and Polynesia, you'll find a recipe and crystal-clear
instructions for making it with Andrea Nguyen's Asian Dumplings."
--Cooking Light, Favorite Cookbooks, 2010 "Nguyen, author of
Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, celebrates a wide array of
dough-wrapped treats from China, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, India
and Korea in this lavishly photographed homage to the not-so-humble
dumpling. . .Line drawings highlight shaping techniques to make
half-moons, pea pods, crescents and footballs. Sections on sauces,
seasoning and stocks, key ingredients and essential equipment round
out a superb collection. This alluring and attractive book will
appeal to a wide audience of home cooks and trained chefs."
--Publishers Weekly "Until I began cooking from this
remarkable book I had no idea that preparing Asian dumplings was so
easy and so satisfying. Andrea Nguyen's latest work is
authoritative, fun, and filled with recipes that yield insanely
delicious results." -James Oseland, editor in chief of
Saveur and author of Cradle of Flavor
"I was truly excited when I first picked up this book, a feeling that quickly turned to awe. Andrea Nguyen introduces you to Asian dumplings you never knew existed, makes you feel that you can't live until you try them, then takes your hand and, in admirably lucid detail, shows you exactly how to make them. Asian Dumplings is destined to become a classic-it's already an instant must-have for any Asian food lover." -John Thorne, author of Outlaw Cook and Mouth Wide Open "Andrea Nguyen has done a remarkable job of guiding us through the world of Asian dumplings, sharing their history and evolution and providing plenty of user-friendly recipes. This beautiful cookbook will make you want to throw a dumpling-making party every time you turn the page."
-Corinne Trang, author of Essentials of Asian Cuisine and Noodles Every Day
"Andrea's humor, enthusiasm, and comforting pragmatism make me want to bolt into my kitchen to knead and roll and wrap and steam and bake and fry and, best of all, gobble. This book will make you very, very hungry." -Niloufer Ichaporia King, author of My Bombay Kitchen