Next Thursday, November 5th, 2009 Mara and I will be attending an educational cooking event on how to create our own "dumplings". We were invited by a wonderful publicist at Harper Collins ( I don't know if I can say her name, so thanks J.M.!) to what should be a really fun hour of learning how to stuff, roll, seal, and cook different kinds of delicious dumplings. The event will be hosted at Whole Foods, one that happens to be about 2 miles from our house. (Woo Hoo!)
The class will be taught by author and master dumpling chef, Wai Hon Chu. We are actually really excited to go and will take some pictures there for you as well as hopefully coming back with some great ideas that we can share. Wai, author of "The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide" is no stranger to the kitchen and is not just a "dumpling" specialist.
Wai completed his culinary training at The Art Instituter of New York and has worked in the kitchens of March, Clementine, and The Russian Tea Room. In 1999, he launched El Eden Chocolates, which grew into a Manhattan storefront offering more than 25 truffle varieties nationwide. His handmade chocolates garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Food & Wine, Chocolatier, Fortune Small Business, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, National Public Radio, and others.
Chu was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City's Chinatown where his father worked as a butcher and a restaurant chef for more than 23 years. He currently teaches cooking classes at the Institutes of Culinary Education, The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, and the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market.
To Check out the book and visit Wai Hon Chu's official "dumpling" site click HERE.
We will report back after the event, so if you are interested in hearing more from us when we come back from the class, drop us a comment and let us know! IF WE SEE SOME INTEREST FROM YOU GUYS HERE, WE MAY JUST HAVE TO GET OUR FRIEND AT HARPER "J.M." (WHO WILL BE THERE WITH US) TO GET A SIGNED COPY OF 'THE DUMPLING" FOR US TO GIVE AWAY HERE!
DAVE AND MARA