How 14 Countries Make Stuffed Dumplings
Jiānjiǎo (Pot Stickers) (China)
A traditional Georgian dish, these dumplings are made by twisting the ends of a section of dough to seal it full of spices and meat, usually a mixture of beef and pork. The recipe varies greatly by region; mountainous areas often make khinkali with lamb, and some city versions incorporate chopped parsley.
One of the best-known types of dumplings hails from Italy, and probably originally from the region of Genoa. Popular fillings include any combination of meat, vegetables, and different types of cheese. Ravioli are typically served with meat sauce, tomato sauce, or simply butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano.