Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Dumpling Making

Making dumplings from scratch has long been a family tradition.  One of my most highly prized possessions is the wooden dowel that my Dad gifted to me, which I use to roll out dumpling skins.

Dumpling making is a communal effort.  Uncles, aunts, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, and cousins are involved in each step of the process.  Competition and good natured verbal jabs abound.

While snapping pictures with my Canon T4i and 50mm 1.4 lens, I was mesmerized by each person's hands.  Making dumplings isn't easy.  Brute strength is needed (or is it kneaded, pun intended) to make the dough, and dexterity is a must for making dumplings skins.  Wrapping is a whole different art form unto itself.