Hurray!! T. Susan Chang selected Asian Dumplings as one of NPR's Best 10 Cookbooks of 2009! You may know Chang's work as the cookbook reviewer for the Boston Globe and contributor to the "Kitchen Window" column on National Public Radio (NPR). I'm honored (okay thrilled and squealing) because Asian Dumplings was listed along with The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones, Gourmet Today by Ruth Reichl, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, and Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day by Peter Reinhart. That's amazing company to keep.
Most people know Ruth Reichl from her work as the LA Times and New York Times restaurant reviewer, food writer and editor of Gourmet magazine. The other authors include Judith Jones, the legendary editor who oversaw the publication of Julia Child's cookbooks, Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, a maven of Chinese cooking for decades, and Peter Reinhart, who's considered royalty among bread bakers. Here's an excerpt of Chang's comments about Asian Dumplings:
Personally, I have always strictly believed that the effort of making dumplings yourself magically negates the calories you might accrue by eating them. With the help of this book, you may find yourself reaching the same conclusion.
For the full article, read NPR.org's The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2009
For details on Asian Dumplings, head on over to my other site, Asian Dumpling Tips. Ten Speed Press, my publisher, just ordered a second printing.