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A World of Dumplings: Filled Dumplings, Pockets and Little Pies from Around the Globe Paperback – August 6, 2007

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Brian Yarvin is the author/photographer of several cookbooks, including A World of Dumplings and Too Many Tomatoes (both Countryman). He lives in New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Countryman Press (August 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881507202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881507201
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By H. Grove (errantdreams) TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
Brian Yarvin's title A World of Dumplings might conjure up images of chicken and dumplings for some, or soup for others, but it's about a much wider range of foods than that. He uses the word to refer to nearly any form of filled dough treat, savory or sweet, whether baked, fried, steamed, poached, or boiled.

A brief introduction provides some tips and hints and introduces you to the wide range of treats waiting for you in the pages to come. The first major section offers up recipes from Asian countries, including Japan (mmmm, Gyoza!), Korea (Mandu!), China (everything from Wontons to Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings), Vietnam (Spring Rolls), Thailand, and India (Samosas!). The recipes I mentioned by name are only a sampling of what's on offer, and the book also includes recipes for the wrappers as well as a handful of dipping sauces. Each regional section also includes interesting notes on how or why a particular type of dumpling is made the way it is.

Dumplings are presented from Central Asia and the Middle East, including an exquisite recipe for sweet walnut fritters that I couldn't get enough of, as well as simple and delicious chickpea pies. There are dumplings from Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe (primarily Italy), and the Americas.

The flavors in these recipes are uniformly delightful, and the photos definitely help the cook to figure out how to assemble these wonderful tidbits. However, the directions did occasionally confuse me a bit. Take, for instance, the Samsa, or Sweet Walnut Fritters. The dough gets rolled out into a sheet that is 12 x 24 inches. The directions say to cut the dough into six-inch squares, and the recipe says it makes 20 of the dumplings. The closest I could come was three-inch squares, which made 18.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By B. Marold HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 18, 2008
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`A World of Dumplings' by Brian Yarvin is exactly the kind of passionate treatment of a specialized culinary subject we like to find from `little presses' like `The Countryman Press' up to and including former upstart (and now giant) 10 Speed Press. Yarvin is neither a chef like Rick Bayless nor an established culinary journalist or writer such as Paula Wolfert or Claudia Roden. But Yarvin has what appears to be a consuming interest and passion for his subject which has produced a book which is at the top of its class as a survey of dumpling recipes.
The very first thing Yarvin does right is that he covers the whole world, as promised, but touches of few if any types of food which are NOT easily recognized as dumplings.
My very first interest was to see how he would approach that very special Pennsylvania Dutch contribution to world dumplings, the baked apple dumpling. As it happens, Yarvin lives and works just across the Delaware from Dumpling Central, in western New Jersey, so he was in an excellent position to do lots of first hand research, and that is exactly what he did. As a very amateur student of this dish, I have tried several different recipes from PA Dutch cookbooks, and I have eaten many a sample at local restaurants and fairs. And, I can attest that Yarvin has captured this dish in all its sweet and spicy and doughy glory. This is NOT diet food, kiddies, and Yarvin has applied the sugar, lard, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg at all the right places. Even better, he has not assumed, as many of these PA Dutch cookbooks do, that you know the basics of preparing dough. His recipe is more detailed than anything I have seen coming out of Lancaster County from Best Books!
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First off the directions and pictures are amazing. Could not ask for better directions at all. There is also great advice about the basics and what you need. Those alone are worth having this book.

My biggest complaint about this book would be I wish there was more recipes for fillings. ESPECIALLY the less commonly known "dumplings". This is not just a "cookbook" the author has added a lot of background or stories as well. This IMO is a fun read and well written BUT kinda of takes away from my desire for more filling recipes. For Example the Samosa section- starts with the wrapper recipe and how to make, fill, form and cook a samosa (most wrappers have this GREAT INTRO and direction)... then there is a 4 page log of the author searching for a good samosa recipe. Followed is 2 recipes for samosa fillings (spicy vegatarian and ground lamb) ANOTHER page of story telling and ending with a recipe for Samosa Chaat- which pretty much a topping for samosas. There are some dumplings that have only scored one filling recipe like Japanese fried dumplings and Thai dumplings (which scored 2 sauce recipes?!?). Then to the other Extreme, the kind of "dumplings" anyone can find recipes very easily for, Raviolis and Tortellinis scored 10 filling recipes between the 2 of them! Plus a couple more recipes from Italy. The reason why I didnt like this is because many of these regional recipes call for special seasonings or oils I needed to go out and purchase. I am discouraged to try some if I need to buy a special ingredients needed for only 1 or 2 recipes. This is especially true if most regions call for a basic core season base.
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