I took a couple of short videos on my recent trip to beijing and will post them as I get them up. This was a lot of fun and the jiao zi were delicious. Humiliating to have my Pittsburgh-accented Chinese captured, but whatever.

It is traditional to eat jiaozi or dumplings on Chinese New Year’s Eve…and most people gather with their families and eat many, many jiaozi. On the morning of Chinese New Year’s eve, the friendly staff at the lovely Beijing hutong hotel, Courtyard 7, were starting to make “hendou” (many) dumplings. I filmed a little and then helped out, though they would widely only let me knead and roll the dough. No filling or closing for me

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