Moonbeams, dumplings and dragon boats… You’ll be getting to know one of these Asian cultural elements alongside Cathy Erway at this (hint:) dumpling making extravaganza, tapping into the abundance of fresh, seasonal veggies available right now to produce the ideal dumpling. Cathy is the acclaimed master of not eating out in New York, diligently spending years making an art form out of eating in! We’re so lucky to have Cathy in our kitchen tonight to share with you the tricks of the dumpling trade, one of her “masterworks”! She learned these tricks beneath the wing of her Chinese mother over the course of a lifetime of crafting dumplings. She’ll show you how vegetables can be combined unconventionally to produce vibrant flavor sensations tucked within these universally-adored snacks. You’ll learn why the filling takes center stage and how the dough is really there to allow you to enjoy what’s inside without stealing the spotlight. Dumplings make for perfect party food, appetizers and can easily become an everyday occasion with these simple preparation techniques from how to create the dough and the proper tucking method, how to perfectly texture the fillings for ultimate flavor and how to design dips and sauces that enthrone each and every dumpling as king or queen. We’ll prepare them using the pan-frying technique to achieve that crisp-on-the-bottom nobility so desired.
Recipes:Classic Chinese Vegetarian Dumplings; Zucchini, Feta & Leek Dumplings with Balsamic Dipping Sauce; Sundried Tomato, Basil & Broccoli Dumplings with Lemon-Chive Aioli
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn how to whip up mouthwatering Asian dumplings using fresh, seasonal veggies with Cathy Erway!
Cathy Erway is the author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove based on her two years of going without restaurant food and her popular blog on that topic, Not Eating Out In New York. Begun in 2006, Not Eating Out in New York has received numerous honors, including being chosen in the “Top 50 Food Blogs in the World” by the Times UK in 2009. In the process of rediscovering the merits of the home-cooked meal, she explored the underbelly of New York City’s food culture. Her spin-off blog, Lunch at Sixpoint, features gardening, chicken keeping and green roofing tips, and recipes for family-style meals cooked at the Sixpoint Ales brewery. Cathy has written for The Huffington Post, Saveur, Edible Brooklyn and MarkBittman.com. Cathy hosts the weekly talk radio show podcast, Let’s Eat In, on Heritage Radio Network, where she has interviewed guests such as Julie Powell and Mark Bittman on all things home-cooked. She co-founded and curates the Hungry Filmmakers food documentary screenings, and has co-hosted numerous fundraisers for the local nonprofits Just Food and Slow Food NYC. Contact Cathy