Tasty tidbits that make a meal or serve as appetizers: that’s Dim Sum. And it allows diners to sample a wide range of foods, from dumplings to shrimp balls, in bite-sized portions. These simple recipes—which use authentic ingredients such as Shao Shing rice wine—make it easy to create a luscious Chinese banquet. A discussion of equipment (woks, cleavers), followed by information on techniques such as stir-frying and red cooking, will get home chefs started. Each recipe—with its fillings, doughs, marinades, and sauces—is beautifully laid out, along with advice on preparation, variations on each dish, and introductions to unfamiliar ingredients.