No trees were harmed

The print version of this was roundly lambasted in cyberspace, and as time has flown past, I realize why: There was no need to tell when I could just show. Because I still get asked constantly how to start a blog, here’s a recipe, meant to be followed bottoms-up.

Dumpling Hero

Produced for the LATimes/February 2008

Not so long ago I went to the best party in years: The guests brought wine or beer. The hosts provided the makings for Chinese dumplings. And everyone did the work assembling them. I walked into a kitchen full of mostly strangers and left having enjoyed a good conversation with nearly all of them.

Clearly, there are icebreakers, and then there are dumplings.

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