My friend Penny Rich alerted me a couple weeks back that the Asian Dumplings cookbook was selected by the editors of Cooking Light magazine for the October 2009 “Editor’s Dozen” column. I looked all over Santa Cruz – at Whole Foods, Rite-Aid, Safeway, and Bookshop Santa Cruz — for the issue but only saw the September one with the pizza cover. For a few days, I thought that Penny was perhaps mistaken but last week, Cathy Danh of Gastronomy blog tweeted that she saw the issue and spotlight on my book.
So last Saturday, I went to a San Jose Border’s and indeed found the newly released October issue with the braised beef and vegetables on the cover. Inside, on page 18 was my book – listed as #3 on their list of twelve monthly picks. WOW. Here’s a close up of what they wrote:
I’m so jazzed because with every monthly issue, Cooking Light reaches nearly 2 million readers whose interests span the culinary landscape. To think that Asian dumplings have such broad appeal validates not just my work, but the history and culture behind dumplings themselves. Coincidentally, the October issue also includes a lengthy feature containing noodle recipes from around the world. Asian dumplings and noodles go hand in hand. A perfect pairing.