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Bowie Drools Over Dumplings - Dog Cookbook

Dumpling craze hits doggies – Gobs of drool to be expected!

Who doesn’t love dumplings? Even our dogs will love to eat one (or two), and now they can with Bowie Drools Over Dumplings – delicious dog-friendly dumpling ideas and recipes for your furry best friend – all tried and tested, and drooled over by Bowie the Labrador.

Bowie’s human mama and avid home chef Riesa Renata combined her passion for cooking and love for dogs and their nutritional health to create delightful dumpling ideas and super- tasty recipes for every dog and his human!

“I know Bowie loves a recipe more than others by the amount of drool he produces; that’s why the book is titled Bowie Drools. It’s his unique feature!” laughed Riesa.

Each recipe is also a visual rainbow masterpiece, as seen on Bowie’s Instagram!

Bowie Drools Over Dumplings explores different types of dumplings around the world and adapts them for canine consumption with plenty of options to suit dogs’ dietary needs. Readers can also learn the benefits of each ingredient and know what they feed their dogs.

Simply choose your preferred wrapper (classic flour and water, cheddar cheese or vegetarian), favourite filling (classic pork, cranberry Christmas turkey, BBQ beef brisket, spring lamb and more!) and the shape of your dumpling. Then “jazz it up” with easy homecooked bone broth, superfood seeds or your dog’s favourite meal topper if you wish. Don’t forget dessert dumplings for sweet-tooth pooches! (Go ahead, feed that first!)

“I’m big on variety and feeding in rotation. I also love the idea of eating the rainbow – for humans and for dogs. It’s about making eating fun (and healthy!),” said Riesa. “You don’t need to be a qualified chef to cook the recipes at home – everyone can do it!”

Here are some of Riesa’s drool-worthy dog meal creations.

Riesa’s cooking journey began in her Melbourne home kitchen during the pandemic lockdown last year. Bowie’s delectable meals has inspired many social media followers to create ‘fancy’ meals for their own dogs. Riesa created cheddar cheese wrapped dumplings (possibly Riesa’s invention!) which then inspired her to write Bowie Drools Over Dumplings.

Born and raised in Indonesia, she grew up eating different types of Chinese dumplings. When she began researching for the book, she discovered other cuisines had their own version of dumplings, such as the Turkish Manti, Japanese Gyoza and South American Empanada“They all seem to share a similar trait that the dumplings represent the culture, tradition and a link to their family through food,” said Riesa. “I love eating, cooking for and serving food to my family and friends, and it just seems natural to share what I love to eat and serve with Bowie.

Bowie during the live Instagram
Book Launch, drooling away!
“I love cooking for Bowie because I know what I’m feeding him and he’s involved every step of the way, as the ‘chief tester and taster’ and quality control. For me, it's like a bonding session with Bowie,” said Riesa.

Bowie Drools Over Dumplings is not a traditional recipe book where you just follow a recipe and that's it. It also gives you plenty of ideas and inspiration to create your own dumplings to suit your dog's need. I'm a big advocate for that!”

Bowie Drools Over Dumplings is beautifully designed and crafted with original illustrations, letterpress detail on the cover and bespoke binding. It will make a great addition to your repertoire of treat recipes for your dog, and a perfect gift for any dog lover.

Invitation to a Live Free Online Cooking Demonstration

When: Easter Friday 2nd April, 2021, at 6:00pm (AEDT) 

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Book: Bowie Drools Over Dumplings
Author/Publisher: Riesa Renata
Paperback (Limited edition): 28 pages

RRP: $29.95 (hardcover); $9.99 (eBook) from

About Riesa and Bowie

Riesa Renata is a trained graphic artist/designer and an avid home cook who loves creating meals for her Labrador, Bowie. She combines her love for dogs with her creative energy and passion for cooking and nutrition to create inspiring dog-friendly recipes.

Riesa completed her Raw Dog Food Nutrition Course with Dogs Naturally in April 2020. She is also a dog blogger and content creator for Riesa and Bowie live in Melbourne, Australia.

You can follow Bowie’s food adventures on Instagram

MEDIA RELEASE, 29th March 2021

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