Sunday, March 20, 2011

Doing Dumplings!

My husband loves to cook, so I got him a couple of cookbooks and corresponding cooking classes for his birthday this year. Yesterday we went to our first class at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg and learned how to make dumplings!


First, we made pork dumplings wrapped in cabbage.  Not my thing, but they were fun to make.


Next she demonstrated how to make mushroom dumplings--the delicate folding action is the key to this one!


We got the hang of it pretty quickly--here is a sample of our work...




And for the finale, we made apple, honey and blue cheese dumplings...very interesting!




All in all, a fun day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  It's a great neighborhood to walk around--we stopped for a drink and a good dose of people watching (and photographing) after the class.  The hub seemed to enjoy his birthday, so that's a good thing!


Thanks for stopping by.  Have you ever made dumplings?  I have a feeling we'll be making some soon at our place.


Unknown Mami

21 comments:

Pam said...

That looks like fun. I've never made dumplings...too lazy.

Virginia said...

ooh, that looks like a blast! Gorgeous photos too. Food is so hard to shoot.

R Montalban said...

yummy yum yum

Joanna Jenkins said...

Awesome. That is my kind of class. It's so great you and your husband did it together. How fun.
happy SIMC, jj

justine said...

what a fantastic thing to do, looks so interesting AND delicious, great shots.

Jacey said...

That is a great gift! Yes, I've made dumplings before. They're fun (although a bit time-intense), and of course, you get delicious results. The apple/blue-cheese dumplings sound very interesting!

Victoria said...

ohmygosh! That looks like it was so much fun! I have no idea if there is anything like that in my area but if there is I am definitely going to try it! I love cooking but never know what to make so this would be great!

Can't wait to see what other adventures you go on!

Anika said...

This is fabulous! Dumplings are one of my favorite foods...I miss dim sum in SF very much. Yours look very tasty and well put together I may add. I love Williamsburg...never knew of the kitchen and will have to check it out the next time I visit. I love being a foodie ;)
Lovely shots by the way, great post!

Andrea said...

This looks like it was a ton of fun. I was just saying last night that I'd like to take a cooking class. Now I'm definitely looking into it.

Jillsy Girl said...

Yummy, yum, yum! Yes, I have helped make dumplings before. A friend of mine's son married a girl from China. They are extremely time consuming but worth every second!

Jamie said...

Something I've never even considered trying (until now!)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Fantastic series - great DoF and selective focus in these images.

lisa said...

Sounds like fun, and looks so delicious!!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

I've always wanted to take a cooking class so this was really fun for me to read. The food looks delicious too! What a great gift to get!

krissilugbill said...

what an awesome gift idea and so much fun! never made dumplings but feeling hungry for them now :)

taio said...

genial

Sharon said...

That looks like a great day out! I am hungry now!! :)

Unknown Mami said...

You should have a dumpling party!

maureen said...

cool gift, it does look like fun, I've never tried anything like that. I love your photos, great DoF and comp on them.
Sounds like a great day. I'd love to come and walk around Brooklyn with you on a photo walk.
xo
mo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What delicious looking dim sum.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

This like lots of fun. I make Crab Ragoon, which is similar. Yum!