What Are Dumplings, Types Of Dumplings & Dumpling History

September 26th is National Dumpling Day. Since National Apple Dumpling Day on September 17th, it begged the question: What are dumplings? Depending on the part of the world, the answer is different. In this article you’ll learn: What are dumplings? The different types of dumplings. An idea for a dumpling party. The history of dumplings.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potstickers For Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year holiday begins today. It’s also called Lunar New Year, since the date is based on the lunar calendar*; and other Asian countries in addition to China celebrate it. The celebration lasts for 15 days, and an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world participate. It’s the Year Of The Dog, one…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Peas, Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

[1] Recipe #1, Spring pea dumplings (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Spring peas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Edamame (photo courtesy Burpee). [4] Recipe #2, a tartine (open face sandwich) with spring peas and other spring ingredients from Chef Alain Ducasse (photo courtesy All My Chefs).   Spring pea season is fleeting.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gnudi, Naked Ravioli

[1] Gnocchi in tomato sauce, garnished with parmesan and microgreens (photo © Scarpetta Restaurant | NYC). [2] Getting fancy with smoked ricotta gnudi and chives, at L’Amico restaurant in New York City (photo © L’Amico). [3] Gnocchi, like the simple preparation in photo #1, were once inexpensive peasant food. Now, let’s get even fancier: gnudi…
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RECIPE: Chinese Dumplings With A Twist

Take a bite of bunny dumplings for the Year Of The Rabbit. Photo by A.S. Whitman | THE NIBBLE. One of our NIBBLE colleagues is currently vacationing in India. Passing through Delhi, he dined at an haute cuisine Chinese restaurant, The House of Ming. It features both Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, but our intrepid reporter…
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