Chef and author Hugh Amano and artist Sarah Becan followup their 2019 comic book cookbook, Let’s Make Ramen!, with an equally delightful and useful comics guide to the global popularity of dumplings of all kinds (“tasty fillings encased in chewy wrappers”)—in this case, Asian dumplings. Asia offers one the largest selections of dumplings, and Amano and Becan seem to cover them all via brisk detailed instructions and charming drawings that present ingredients, equipment, wrappers, folding, recipes, and cooking techniques. In this six-page excerpt our comic book cohosts introduce and define the delicious category while offering a bit of the folklore around the origin of Asian dumplings in China during the Han dynasty in the second century AD. The book is out now. Reprinted with permission from Let’s Make Dumplings!: A Comic Book Cookbook by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan copyright © 2021. Illustrations copyright © 2021 by Sarah Becan. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.