You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food, from colorful (and totally yummy) vegetables to delicious smoothies. Which is why we’ve enlisted our in-house recipe guru Nicole to divulge her kitchen secrets each week, sharing seasonal ingredients, must-have tools, and new cooking methods.
I’m not an expert on Chinese dumplings, unless you count that I eat them en masse. Nevertheless, with a chill in the air and Chinese New Year just passed, I thought it would be fun to throw a dumpling party. What better way to entertain friends and keep them warm and full on a winter evening? A little research also told me that the dumpling’s half-moon shape (which resembles ancient currency) is rumored to bring prosperity. Prosperity, good for groups, and addictively delicious? Sign me up!
But where is an enthusiast to learn the ropes? After a little sleuth-work, I found a local cooking class that tackled dumpling basics. And you know what I learned in the 2 hour class?
This is easy.