(photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)
Chinese cuisine is so delicious, so why enjoy it only at restaurants? As the Chinese New Year approaches (the Year of the Rooster begins on January 28), we are reminded of the pleasure of cooking Chinese dishes at home.To get new ideas, we went to a cooking demonstration at Melissa’s Produce in Los Angeles, where Katie Chin, author of Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook, showed us how to make tasty, practical Chinese dishes, including dumplings called potstickers. We could see that these dumplings filled with meat and chopped vegetables were easy to prepare. After enclosing the filling in the wrappers, Chin sautéed the dumplings to brown them and added water to finish cooking them.