Dumpling-O-Rama

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I thought this would be an awesome get-together to celebrate the New Year with culinary cohorts (darn, I just wish my apartment was bigger, and my wallet was overflowing): Fork and Spoon Productions has organized an Asian feast that can be prepared in your home with Saveur contributing editor and cookbook author, Andrea Nguyen, who is celebrating her new cookbook, Asian Dumplings.

From January 15th-February 28th, 2010, you can have a full-tilt banquet, dumpling demonstration, and book signing in your home. With a minimum commitment of 10 guests, dinner will include: poached vegetable and pork wontons in spicy oil; baked curried chicken bao; shrimp and pork pot stickers; crispy vegetable spring roll with sweet and sour sauce; Peking duck with pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce; steamed Pacific bass with young ginger; fresh lo mein with seasonal greens and Asian mushrooms; yangchow fried rice; and tangerine pot de crème with sesame tuile. Andrea will be on hand to mix and mingle, discuss Lunar New Year traditions, and then teach your party the art of dumpling making. Signed cookbooks will be available at a special “friends of the family” price. (The hostess will receive hers free as a hostess gift.) $185 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, call Fork and Spoon Productions at 415-552-7130.