I’m sorry for the mass email but I want to quickly reach out once more about my cookbook Dumplings Equal Love that published a couple of weeks ago from Sasquatch Books. It’s a really strange and difficult time and I hope that you are doing all right and riding the waves.
It’s also an unusual time to launch a book so I’m doing more personal outreach, like this, because I want to get the word out about my dumpling cookbook. I think it will bring some much-needed brightness, fun and love to those who cook from it this fall and winter. I sure hope so.
Thank you to all of you who have already covered or are carrying this, my first solo cookbook, and thank you in advance to any of you who decide to. I’d love more media coverage and personal/customer reviews of any kind. For social media, please consider tagging me and Sasquatch Books and using the hashtag #dumplingsequallove. I’d really like to do more virtual events too. Please and thank you for any help! If you are a bookseller and would like signed bookplates please let me know.
Sasquatch Books publicist, Molly Woolbright, can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org you’d like a review copy or any other materials or info. regarding Dumplings Equal Love.
“Do dumplings equal love? Well, ask anyone you give a plateful of the pork-and-homemade-kimchee mandu or gingery pork-and-cabbage gyoza from this cookbook, and you’ll probably get the answer, ‘Are you kidding? Of course!’ Food writer (and dumpling fanatic) Liz Crain guides readers through the key steps of making great dumplings…” —Food & Wine
“Most people know me for barbecue, but I have an abiding love—make that obsession—for dumplings. Liz Crain walks you step-by-step through their preparation, bringing uncommon passion and creativity to her recipes in what may be the most charming book on dumplings ever written. I only wish she did takeout!”
—Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible cookbook series and host of Project Fire and Project Smoke on PBS
“I love dumplings, and Liz Crain makes them easy, accessible, and fun!” —Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, The Art of Fermentation, and Fermentation as Metaphor
“If we are being perfectly honest here, dough scares me. Reading Dumplings Equal Love left me inspired and confident to mix, roll, and stuff some dough. Liz Crain’s easy style and gentle instruction had me convinced I could do this. Dumplings Equal Love is a recipe rich global journey with encouragement and permission to create your own rainbow of dumplings. So I did, deliciously and successfully.” —Kirsten K. Shockey, author of four fermentation books including bestselling Fermented Vegetables and award-winning Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments
“WE LOVE THIS BOOK! It is perfect for the serious cook (like Ann) and for the nowhere cook (like Stephen). It is a simple guide to huge flavors and what feels like endless variety. The book lays out the path through the forest to a world of eating we never would have tried on our own. Thank you. Thank you. Fun. Easy. Delicious.” —Ann Tobolowsky, actor and director; and Stephen Tobolowsky, actor, writer, and co-creator of The Tobolowsky Files podcast
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE
Internationally, dumplings have always played the dual role of an inexpensive comfort food passed down through generations; and a ceremonial, celebratory festival treat. Whichever way you enjoy them, you can now make your own dumpling memories with Dumplings = Love. Rooted in deep cultural respect, steeped in curiosity, and fed by the traditions of families who hold these recipes dear, Liz Crain adapts dumpling recipes from all over the world.
Inside, you’ll find everything from hearty, fist-sized Norwegian komper and small, delicate Chinese shumai to Pacific Northwest morel dumplings in orange-hued, smoky pimento skins. There are also recipes for ways to experiment with vibrant powdered vegetables, fruits, and spices to add color and versatile dipping sauces for extra flavor…
“If you often turn to simple kitchen projects to make things right in your world, to either soften its edges or celebrate the small stuff, you’ll find a friend in this book.” —LIZ CRAIN
SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE BOOK:
Vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian soup dumplings aka XLB (xiao long bao) that are really easy to make.