Review By: Gloria Cohen
I am really happy to be introducing you to Lee Anne's new book, she is a delight and works with many of my favorite chef's and friends in Honolulu. How about planning a dumpling party?
Dumplings All Day Wong
A Cookbook of Asian Delights from a Top Chef
By Lee Anne Wong
A renowned Asian chef, a finalist on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef, and a judge on The Food Network's Chopped, provides the basics of creating delicious Asian dumplings any time for any occasion, perfect as a snack, appetizer, or entrée.
Lee Anne’s recipes are easy to follow and are accompanied by beautiful color photos. “Biting into a hot, fresh, juicy dumpling can be a transcendent moment,” Lee Anne says. “This dumpling euphoria is commonly achieved by dining out or ordering in, which is why making them at home for yourself is that much more special.”
Included are chapters that cover choosing the right dough and folding techniques, as well as focusing on delicacies such as Shumai, Har Gow, Wontons, Soups and Baos. Some of the savory original recipes include:Sweet Corn Tamale Dumplings with Sesame-Avocado SauceChicken Pad Thai Wontons with Spicy Peanut SauceEdamame and Sweet Pea Gyoza with Wasabi CreamPork and Chive Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce
Lee Anne Wong is a celebrity chef with a passion for Asian cuisine. She was one of the top four contestants on Bravo’s Top Chef. She was also a judge on Chopped as well as a guest on Unique Eats, The Wendy Williams Show, Iron Chef America and Unwrapped. Most recently, Lee Anne hosted a one-hour special called Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong, on the Cooking Channel, where she searched New York for the best dumplings and noodles. She resides in Hawaii.
Available at a book seller near you: $22.99 US; PaperbackEbook also available.