Chinese New Year is coming up, and as with every holiday save for maybe President’s Day, that means one thing to me: FOOD! Great food. Excesses of food. And the first food that comes to mind for this one is dumplings. But instead of throwing a dumpling party like I did last year, forcing my friends to roll up their sleeves in the wrapping process, the talented food writer Winnie Yang and I are going to teach a class on dumpling making at The Brooklyn Kitchen!
This class will be held the day before the lunar New Year, Sunday the 25th. Sign up now before it’s full, as class size is limited and seats are going on the cheap: just $25. Or, if you’re reading this, it gets even cheaper! Write in promo code OX09 (that’s a zero nine, as in year of the ox, ’09, baby!) at checkout and it’ll be $20 instead. And, as with all cooking classes at The Brooklyn Kitchen, attendees receive a 10% discount on anything they might want to purchase from the store afterwards.
Why should we be the ones to teach you how to make dumplings? Because we love making them almost as much as we love to eat them. There’s something very social about making dumplings, which is why it’s spawned a namesake party tradition. It’s not that much fun standing in your kitchen methodically filling and wrapping neat little dumpling after dumpling on your own (trust me). You can’t discover different folding techniques that your friends grew up with, or just invented, which I always find fascinating. You can’t exchange tricks on dough-making or get into heated disputes over what filling ingredients are best. So we’ll be there to share all that and more, like other customs of Chinese New Year, at the class.
Hope to see you there!