Jenn De La Vega

Jenn de la Vega’s recipe for “Shumai, Oh My” may be be the sole nod to dumplings in her first cookbook, but, like a lot of the other recipes in Showdown, Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ, her shumai (aka sio mai, aka siu mai, aka shu mai) are open-faced pockets full of the porky, bacon-laden, complex flavor bombs Jenn is known for as a competitive chef.





The World In A Pocket is devoted to exploring the visual world of pocket foods, you know, food-inside-of-food, from the stories to the recipes, origins to modern-day adaptations. From dumplings to empanadas, spanakopita to gyoza, or pierogis to pop tarts, this is our love letter to pockets worldwide + the stories they tell.

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