Earlier this year, a company called Craftsy invited me to collaborate on an online class. I suggested Asian dumplings. Who doesn’t love dumplings(?!) and they can be made from many ingredients within reach. My Asian Dumplings workshops fill quickly but frankly, it’s not cost effective for me to travel around to teach.
I’d hoped that the enhanced ebook version of Asian Dumplings would fill the need for in-person classes but many people want a class experience with personal interaction. There are also many people who own Asian Dumplings but have yet to seriously crack the spine because they seem challenging. Other folks just want to explore dumpling making before diving in.
Craftsy, an educational website that’s been super successful with high-quality, online classes for all kinds of DIY projects — from quilting and photography to cake decorating, artisan bread baking, and mastering cooking techniques like braising and sauces making — seemed to share my interests in using technology to help people to cook, learn, and enjoy good food. They were looking for seasoned cookbook authors who were also experienced teachers.
Craftsy had worked with a number of my friends, colleagues, and heroes—such as Peter Reinhardt, Molly Stevens, James Petersen, Martha Holmberg, Giuliano Hazan, Alice Medrich, Evan Kleiman, and Cynthia Nimms. These are all well-respected stars in their areas of expertise. Their books may be on your shelves.
Given all those factors, working with Craftsy was a fabulous opportunity. I signed up. We've been collaborating since last July and filmed in September. Next week, “Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch” launches on Wednesday, October 30.
When I explained that VWK and ADT folks may not be familiar with Craftsy, the company suggested a pre-launch giveaway. If you’re interested in joining me for this exciting new way of learning, enter the giveaway and consider getting the class. More details on how the class came together is on Vietworldkitchen.com. Or, maybe you just want to enter the giveaway straight up.
The giveaway lowdown:
- The prize: One (1) registration to Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch (value $39.99)
- Who can enter: Any member of Craftsy (it’s free to join and there is no purchase necessary)
- Does your location matter? No, Craftsy classes are accessible worldwide
- Who draws the winning entry: Craftsy
- Giveaway end date: 12pm (PST), Wednesday, October 30
- Giveaway winner announcement: Thursday, October 31
- How to enter: Complete and submit the entry form at Craftsy