Sarah Becan

illustrator of “Let’s Make Dumplings”

Sarah Becan on KCRW

Dumplings are a delightful staple of cuisine around the world. But you might be reaching for those Trader Joe’s frozen gyoza because making the bundles of goodness can be intimidating.

With ‘Let’s Make Dumplings’ cookbook, creating dumplings at home can be less daunting

Dumplings are a delightful staple of cuisine around the world. But you might be reaching for those Trader Joe’s frozen gyoza because making the bundles of goodness can be intimidating.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

from Bookworm

How long will food prices continue to surge? They’ve been going up due to pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Editor/poet Emily Skillings and poet/critic John Yau speak about an iconic poet of the 21st century, John Ashbery, and his posthumous book, “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five…

from Bookworm

Nearly 50 Starbucks shops nationwide have voted to unionize this year. Now LA County’s Starbucks baristas are brewing up change.

from Greater LA

This episode was supported in large part by FOUND/LA, supporting local entrepreneurs with funding, education, and community.

from Greater LA

“Peanut Man” (Robert Sanchez) has been selling concessions at Dodger Stadium for some 50 years. “You're gonna get hurt. You might slip on nacho cheese,” he says.

from Greater LA

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

from Life Examined

Writer Tobias Wolff speaks about a dark book that remains loving, Harry Crews 1978 classic “A Childhood: The Biography of a Place,” newly re-released via Penguin Classics.

from Bookworm

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

from Greater LA