No Room for Error with Grandma's Dumplings

FOOD & DRINK; from The Wall Street Journal
A recipe for dumplings to celebrate the Lunar New Year was never put to paper, but the author's grandmother, Lu Xiao-fang, made them perfectly, year after year. Every step, from rolling the dough to filling and boiling the dumplings, follows ancient rituals. ...
... There was no denying a dumpling error. If the meat tumbled out of a poorly made one as it cooked, Grandmother could always tell who made it because she had personally assigned each of us a specific folding style at the onset of our dumpling-making education. In our house, a woman's folding style identified her as surely as her fingerprints. ...

Full Story: My Grandmother's Dumpling; By AMY MA



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