Can you believe it? Chinese New Year is less than a week away.On Monday, January 23, 2012, we will usher in the year of the dragon!Over the holiday break, I had the unique opportunity of getting together with cookbook author and video blogger Nina Simonds from Spices of Life and making a short video for Chinese New Year.
In the video, we show two different ways of making dumplings. I talk about how to make traditional Chinese dumplings (pork, leek, and napa). Nina shares here own creative take on the dumpling. Her deconstructed dumpling soup consists of meatballs (made with dumpling filling), pasta, and kale.
Some of you may remember the awesome garlic chicken with golden noodles that I made from Nina's health-oriented book Spoonful of Ginger about 6 months ago. Nina has been writing Asian cookbooks for over two decades. She's won countless awards for her books, and she recently just released a new one.
Hot off the presses, Simple Asian Meals just came out January 3, 2012. It's a mixture of traditional Asian meals, Asian-inspired meals, and dishes influenced by Asian ingredients or philosophies. You'll see a mix of various Asian influences, such as Vietnam, China, Singapore, and Japan. There's even a dedicated vegetarian section. In general, the dishes are simple, healthy, and flavorful.
Nina has generously offered to give away THREE personally autographed books to Tiny Urban Kitchen readers.
To enter the giveaway, please comment below your answer to the following question: "What is your favorite Asian dish and why?"
One entry per person. Shipping to US addresses only. Giveaway ends this Friday, January 20, 2012 at midnight, EST.
Best of luck!
The video and books are provided by Nina Simonds and Spices of Life
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