David’s friends invited us over for a holiday dumpling party. Fortunately, for everyone involved, I was not tasked with making any of the dumplings. Instead, a troop of near professionals graciously made each one from scratch. Don’t expect to find pre-made dumpling wrappers at this party. To say that these were the best dumplings I have had would sound like a stretch, but it’s true. Homemade dumplings are hard to come by, so I was extremely appreciative to everyone who contributed their efforts that night. In addition to dumplings, the hostess made other dinner dishes that combined traditional Chinese flavors and fresh ingredients. Every time we are invited to their home, we leave feeling full, pampered and a little bit tipsy. Many thanks are owed to Mr. and Mrs. Davenport!