The first person to come to mind when I think of dumplings is my mom. She makes an amazing dumpling dish that instantly transports me back to my childhood. So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a chicken and dumpling recipe while paging through Gwyneth Paltrow's divine cook book, Notes From My Kitchen Table (one of my favourite purchases to date. Seriously. Try it - you won't be disappointed). I bought all the necessary ingredients immediately and spent about three hours labouring over this meal on Sunday. But, rather than thinking of it as hard work, I found the whole process to be rather therapeutic - and there's nothing better than a proper, homecooked meal on a Sunday evening.
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