A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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The history of the dumpling: from ravioli to wonton to gyoza, why they all belong to the same food family

  • Dumplings are eaten across Eurasia, but where were they invented? One theory has it that they came from the Middle East and spread out from there
  • Support for this theory can be found in the similarity of the Turkic word for dumpling, mantu, and the Korean mandu, Greek manti and Chinese mantou

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A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
A woman makes dumplings. A food eaten from Western Europe to Siberia and China, the dumpling’s origin is thought to lie in the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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