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.