In her newsletter, Portland author Liz Crain wrote, “[M]y book will bring comfort + joy + love + fun + a new kitchen project to those who use it. I’m hoping that it will be a bright spot.”
Dumplings = Love is indeed a bright spot, with a wide range of dumplings from many different cultures (even dessert dumplings), colorfully enticing photography, great recipes and directions, and plenty of inspiration to be creative and delighted in the kitchen.
A nourishing discussion about food and storytelling with bestselling novelist Megha Majumdar (A Burning) and cookbook author Liz Crain (Dumplings Equal Love). Food and shared meals animate the narrative of A Burning: characters come together over meals to share their lives, at times food acts as literal currency, and often as socio-economic symbol and aspiration. Likewise, great cookbooks contain a multitude of stories, and Dumplings Equal Love is full of stories—and great recipes for making dumplings, the ultimate and original comfort food.
It was very tempting to call this event “Dumplings Equal Burning Love.”
Half of the book’s recipes are vegetarian and more than 3/4 can be made vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian. The cookbook allows for a plethora of variations and substitutions, so you can personalize your love/ dumplings.