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Cookbook Club: November 2021: Let's Make Dumplings (Amano / Becan)

Cookbook Club

New Event : Let's Make Dumplings with Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan

Mon, November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Explore a comic book cookbook to learn how to make Asian dumplings? Yes! Chef Hugh Amano and illustrator Sarah Becan will talk about the history of these morsels and recipes found in Let's Make Dumplings! 

For novice and seasoned cooks, Let's Make Dumplings! gives guidance on folding styles and fillings from across Asia, as well as dumpling lore. This cookbook captures the deep level of connection that dumplings bring to any gathering and shows you how to create them in your own home.

Please register to learn more. Purchase a bookplate signed copy.

Featured Cookbook

Let's Makin DumplingsLet's make dumplings! : a comic book cookbook by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan invites you to explore the big little world of Asian dumplings! Ideal for both newbies and seasoned cooks, this comic book cookbook takes a fun approach to a classic treat that is imbued with beloved history across countless regions. From wontons to potstickers, buuz to momos, Amano's expert guidance paired with Becan's colorful and detailed artwork prove that intricate folding styles and flavorful fillings are achievable in the home kitchen.

Meet Our Guests: Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan

Hugh Amano's devotion to exploring food and culture has taken him around the world, enriching his experience as a chef and writer. A graduate of The University of Colorado and New England Culinary Institute, he lives in Chicago, where the roster of dough-encased foods runs deep. He co-authored Let's Make Ramen! (2019) and The Adventures of Fat Rice (2016), and he always puts out a big batch of gyoza for his annual New Year's Eve dinner party.


Sarah Becan has been drawing comics since she was very small. Her food-based autobiographical webcomic “I Think You’re Sauceome” sparked a love of food and culinary illustration, and her work has since appeared in various publications, including Saveur and Her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, was a recipient of a Xeric award, and she illustrated Let's Make Ramen! (2019) and The Adventures of Fat Rice (2016). She would be very happy to do nothing but draw food all day.


Books from our Collection

Link to This is a Book about Dumplings by Brendan Pang
link to Gyoza by Paradise Yamamoto in Hoopla
Link to The new vegetarian cooking for everyone by Deborah catalog
Link to The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen by Laura B. Russell
Link to 101 Asian dishes you need to cook before you die by Jet Tila