Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More
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The enhanced edition of Asian Dumplings offers an enriched cookbook experience, including video guidance on key dumpling techniques combined with the convenience of having a portable learning tool at your fingertips.
Shaping dumplings can be intimidating, so it’s no wonder that students in Andrea’s classes pay the most attention to her detailed and encouraging how-to demonstrations. With the enhanced Asian Dumplings ebook, you get an on-demand dumpling-making class in your own home that covers everything from entry-level shapes such as the half-moon and pea pod to the mesmerizing wrist swirl used to create Shanghai Spring Roll Skins. Featuring eleven videos that demystify dumpling shaping for cooks of all levels, the enhanced audio-visual component of Asian Dumplings brings Andrea into your kitchen to guide you through each master technique--any time, as many times as you need.
Plump pot stickers, spicy samosas, and tender bāo (stuffed buns) are enjoyed by the million every day in dim sum restaurants, streetside stands, and private homes worldwide. Wrapped, rolled, or filled; steamed, fried, or baked–Asian dumplings are also surprisingly easy to prepare, as Andrea Nguyen demonstrates in Asian Dumplings.
Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and teacher with a unique ability to interpret authentic Asian cooking styles for a Western audience. Her crystal-clear recipes for more than 75 of Asia’s most popular savory and sweet parcels, pockets, packages, and pastries range from Lumpia (the addictive fried spring rolls from the Philippines) to Shanghai Soup Dumplings (delicate thin-skinned dumplings filled with hot broth and succulent pork) to Gulab Jamun (India’s rich, syrupy sweets).
Organized according to type (wheat pastas, skins, buns, and pastries; translucent wheat and tapioca preparations; rice dumplings; legumes and tubers; sweet dumplings), Asian Dumplings encompasses Eastern, Southeastern, and Southern Asia, with recipes from China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Tibet, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Throughout, Nguyen shares the best techniques for shaping, filling, cooking, and serving each kind of dumpling. And she makes it easy to incorporate dumplings into a contemporary lifestyle by giving a thorough introduction to essential equipment and ingredients and offering make-ahead and storage guidance, time-saving shortcuts that still yield delectable results, and tips on planning a dumpling dinner party.
More than 40 line drawings illustrate the finer points of shaping many kinds of dumplings, including gyōza/pot stickers, wontons, and samosas. Dozens of mouth-watering color photographs round out Asian Dumplings, making it the most definitive, inviting, inspiring book of its kind.
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