Crazy Dumplings is back and is even crazier than ever! Dumplings from around the world and the most unique combinations of ingredients come together in Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger. From Thailand, Vietnam, India, and of course across China, traditional snacks are given a new twist when stuffed into dumpling wrappers. Sweet, savory, spicy, and all delicious,Crazy Dumplings II: Even Dumplinger will take you where your taste buds have never been before!
Hi! My name is Amanda and I am an American who has been living, writing, and cooking in China since 2010. After the success of last year’s Crazy Dumplings Cookbook, I can’t get dumplings off my mind. Every time I come across a new recipe, the first thing I think is “how can I turn this into a dumpling?” So I’m back with dozens of crazy new dumpling recipes you will want to try!
China’s favored dish, the dumpling (jiaozi in Chinese), can be found on every street corner, in every restaurant, and in every kitchen in China, but they are all pretty much prepared the same way: a bit of meat, some garlic and ginger, and a bit of vegetables if you’re lucky. Even a visit to the freezer section at any grocery store displays hundreds of packages of dumplings that all look and taste the same. But the dumpling is so versatile! Have you ever tried stuffing a dumpling with chicken? Pesto? Egg tart filling? No? Hardly anyone has! My cookbook, Crazy Dumplings II, takes this simple staple food and prepares it in ways you never thought possible! From Avocado Chipotle Dumplings to Lamb Pomegranate Dumplings to Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings, a world of foods is available to you in an easy dumpling wrapper with Crazy Dumplings.
About the Book
Crazy Dumplings II will contain dozens of new recipes plus dumpling recipes submitted by backers (see rewards for details), the dumpling wrapper recipe, and several original sauce and dip recipes such as Avocado Lime Sauce and Honey Chipotle Sauce. There are dumpling recipes for appetizers, main courses, and desserts. I have done my best to include some vegetarian recipes, but dumplings are so versatile, you can turn almost any recipe in the book vegetarian, and the book will explain how!
What the money is for
Cookbooks are crazy expensive to print due to the color pictures. The goal of $3,000 will cover:
- Professional paperback copies of the book
- Professional photography
- Food (for testing and retesting recipes)
- Kitchen supplies
- An editor
- A book cover
- An ISBN
- e-book conversion
- Swag for sponsors
- Shipping costs for swag and books
- Kickstarter and Amazon charges (5-8% of funds raised)
We have several great add-ons this year:
Get an additional paperback version of Crazy Dumplings II for only $15.
Get a digital version of the original Crazy Dumplings Cookbook for only $5 in your choice of format.
Get a paperback version of the original Crazy Dumplings Cookbook for only $15!
Get the new and improved Crazy Dumplings Dumplinger for only $5! This is perfect for people who only bought the digital version last year or are buying extra books as gifts.
Get two additional plushy dumplings in random colors for only $5!
Get an additional chopstick gift set for only $10!
Remember, there are no additional shipping prices for any tiers or add-ons!
I have been writing about my life in China for over 5 years on my website Two Americans in China; be sure to check it out. This is where I will also be posting most of my public updates and giving shout-outs to backers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more updates and shout-outs. I also post pretty pictures of dumplings on Pintrest. Be sure to join my mailing list for even more updates, information, and free stuff!
*Important information for backers who do not have Amazon Payments*
If you do not have an Amazon Payments account, please send me a message and we will work something out. I can accept Paypal, direct deposit into my Chinese bank account, WeChat payments, and Alipay.
What others have said about Crazy Dumplings
“Amanda Roberts’ Crazy Dumplings is a gift from the Dumpling Gods. Having experienced authentic jiaozi firsthand while living in China, the author has taken them to new, transcendent heights.” ~ Kerah13
“Crazy Dumplings is the holy grail of dumplings. ..this is definitely not your average cookbook. The cookbook includes traditional dumpling recipes and the not so traditional…there is a dumpling in this cookbook for everyone.” ~ Nerisa Eugenia Waterman
“Although I am not the typical cookbook reader (nor cook…), Crazy Dumplings suits me perfectly as an expat. I love the interplay between dumplings – the delicious local cuisine – and the wide assortment of tastes that possibly only a foodie westerner abroad could come up with.” ~ Ray Hecht
“Crazy Dumplings is immediately enticing with full colour photographs of how to fold your dumplings as well as the finished products…Although it is cheap and cheerful to eat out locally, sometimes we forget how great it is to eat something we have prepared ourselves. With Crazy Dumplings on your shelf or your e-reader, you have every reason to eat in!” ~ Rachel Dillon
“This is a daring book as so much one would never expect can turn into a delicious dumpling.” ~ Maria Catalina Vergara Egan
“This would be a great cookbook to give to a coed in their first apartment, or for a newly married couple, with some accessories and spice mixes.” ~ Bless Their Hearts Mom
“This was a delightfully informative cookbook. It’s inventive and traditional and made from scratch, like the recipes.” ~ Dab of Darkness
“I tried the Beef Stir-Fry and even now thinking about it I can still taste the mixture of flavors playing havoc in my mouth. I really appreciate the author for writing such a great and valuable book.” ~ JulezRulez