Arts and Entertainment your connection to The Boston Globe
Dishing - What's cooking in the world of food
Sheryl Julian, the Globe's Food Editor, writes regularly for the Food section.
Devra First is the Globe's food reporter and restaurant critic. Her reviews appear weekly in Calendar.
Ann Cortissoz is on the staff of the Globe and writes the First Draft beer column for the Food section.
Stephen Meuse writes about wine for the Globe's Food section. His column on Plonk ($12 and under wines) appears on the last Wednesday of the month.
Food Mailbag
Ask a question or share an idea or recipe with The Boston Globe food staff.
Your question:
Week of: November 4
Week of: October 28
Week of: October 21
Week of: October 14
Week of: October 7
RSS feed for this blog
For Boston Globe restaurant reviews and food news and recipes, visit's Food section.

« Taste his heirloom apples | Main | The finished Ikea kitchen »

Monday, October 15, 2007

Round and plump


I've never met a dumpling I didn't like, so I was thrilled to see "A World of Dumplings" (The Countryman Press) in my towering pile of cookbooks. Author Brian Yarvin offers 100 round, plump, and filling little bundles. Yarvin is a food and commercial photography instructor and his book is dense with photos.

He has taken some very charming pictures of kids and dumplings, along with lots of close-ups of crimping, folding, and wrapping. You'll find Japanese gyoza, Cantonese shrimp dumplings, Indian samosas (along with a samosa log of learning to make them himself), Turkish manti, Polish vareniki, Jewish kreplach, and more.

He's obsessed -- in a good way.

Posted by Sheryl Julian at 04:18 PM
Sponsored Links