Before I went to culinary school, I worked at a recreational cooking school and event center. The center hosted singles parties complete with a make-your-own-appetizer station. At one of these events, we decided to make spring rolls. It’s a popular Thai restaurant appetizer, but we knew many people had no idea how to make them. What better way to get people talking to one another, we thought.
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We were right, it definitely got people interacting. Those who had made spring rolls before swooped in to save the poor souls who ended up staring perplexedly at a pile of ingredients sitting on top of a dry rice-paper wrapper, wondering what the heck they were supposed to do next. I’d venture to guess more than one phone number was exchanged at the spring-roll station.
And I hope more than one person came to the same realization I did when I made them at home for the first time—they are so easy to make. And you can put anything your heart desires into them.
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Are you ready to try your hand at making spring rolls? Here’s what to do:
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