A lingering container of Trader Joe’s zig zag butternut squash and some ground pork inspired me to make these dumplings today. The recipe is from The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook by Helen You, written with Max Falkowitz. The book is based on You’s namesake restaurant in Flushing, Queens, the Chinese food destination in New York City.
There are recipes for homey classics like this one as well as modern pu ‘er tea dumpling. I liked all the little bits of knowledge scattered throughout the book so I bought a copy. There are few cookbooks published in America based on an Asian dumpling restaurant. Few Asian chefs have had the opportunity to share their knowledge and craft.