Won ton party
A casual won ton party is easy and fun when everyone helps
Food plays a major role in Debbie Lee’s family history. Hergreat-grandfather, who came to the United States in the 1800s towork on the railroads, started one of the first Chinese restaurantsin Los Angeles. Lee, who lives in Sacramento, revives familytraditions with a party where she shows guests how to make won tonand dumplings.
“Making won ton is sort of like origami with food,” Lee says.”The party brings back memories of my childhood where we cookedtogether in the kitchen and just hung out.” She learned to make wonton from her mom; she has updated the recipe by substituting groundturkey for pork.
The dumplings are a new addition, which Lee learned to make on arecent trip to China. We took Lee’s ideas to hold our own cookingparty with friends. The result was an easy, delicious success.