I was asked to write an essay for this anthology, which will be out in October, 2022!


From the Coach House Books website: https://chbooks.com/Books/W/What-We-Talk-About-When-We-Talk-About-Dumplings


Nearly every culture has a variation on the dumpling: histories, treatises, family legends, and recipes about the world’s favourite lump of carbs


​​​​If the world's cuisines share one common food, it might be the dumpling, a dish that can be found on every continent and in every culinary tradition, from Asia to Central Europe to Latin America. Originally from China, they evolved into ravioli, samosas, momos, gyozas, tamales, pierogies, matzo balls, wontons, empanadas, potato chops, and many more.

In this unique anthology, food writers, journalists, culinary historians, and musicians share histories of their culture’s version of the dumpling, family dumpling lore, interesting encounters with these little delights, and even recipes to unwrap the magic of the world's favourite dish.


With an introduction by Karon Liu.

Illustrations by Meegan Lim.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Dumplings

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