One wonders how National Public Radio chose to focus on dumplings in a week that includes the anniversaries of both the civil rights march on Washington D.C. and Hurricane Katrina, but hey, everybody loves dumplings. I did my part by calling in to the local affiliate's dumpling discussion to lobby for the creation of an International House of Dumplings chain but I don't think the hosts quite got it. One said that a restaurant in Chicago serves bao with all sorts of fillings, Asian and non,
but I mean a small plates/tapas arrangement where you can get pierogies,
samosas, momos, pupusas, kreplach, etc. all under one roof.