The World of Dumplings class


The World of Dumplings II

Wednesdays, September 28, October 26, November 30, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (3 sessions)

About the Program

Through cooking demonstrations and tastings, learn about the history and practice of dumpling making in Chinese, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Latin American cuisines. Find out what makes a dumpling and why they are so ubiquitous in diverse food cultures around the globe.

Savor all three of these mouthwatering sessions:

  • September 28: Soup Dumplings—Theresa Lin, known as “The Julia Child of Taiwan,” is a chef, cooking instructor, and food stylist and catering director for films, including Eat Drink Man Woman, Life of Pi, and Silence. She has authored sixteen Chinese cookbooks.
  • October 26: Kreplach—Alex Reznik is the chef-owner of Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktail Restaurant in Los Angeles. An alum of Top Chef, he is also the former chef of La Seine and FigOly.
  • November 30: Empanadas—Homeboy Industries provides services, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women largely through an array of culinary social enterprises, including a bakery, cafe, and catering company located in downtown Los Angeles.

Speakers subject to change.

Facilitator: Lara Rabinovitch, PhD is a specialist in food culture and history. She is the consulting producer for City of Gold (the Sundance/IFC documentary about the Pulitzer Prize–winning food writer Jonathan Gold), as well as a writer for the Los Angeles Times, VICE, Lucky Peach, and other outlets. She co-edited the book Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (Wayne State Press, 2012).