I am blessed with an amazing group of volunteer recipe testers. One person, Susan Pi, works in publishing and is an avid home cook. She keeps me on my toes. For the President's Day weekend, while most of us were slothing about, Susan and her husband organized a dumpling cook-off at their home.
She posted a recap and some tips on her blog: How to throw a dumpling cook-off party
Dumplings are the perfect group activity and Susan did a great job of getting people prepped in advance and ready to go. Competitive cooking is just not for television contestants. Bring it on home. Check out Susan's ideas and well… steal them for your own smackdown!
[3/14/11 Update: Susan's post inspired another blogger to make the Korean mandu recipe from the book. See what Au Contraire did on Edible Noir: "I heart Dumplings! Especially ones I made myself"