Just about every culture has a dumpling. For many immigrants and first-generation Americans, dumplings serve as a delicious taste of home and heritage. Pierogis are the Polish take on the form. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Dumplings Taste Better When Filled With Memories

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A Flock of Dumpling Ducklings: What's inside? Roasted Beijing duck, of course. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Move Over, Pot Stickers: China Cooks Up Hundreds Of Dumplings

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At the Te'amim — or Tastes — cooking camp in Jerusalem, kids learn how to make kubbeh hamusta, a popular regional dumpling from Kurdistan. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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You Say 'Kubbeh,' I Say 'Kibbeh.' Let's Eat 'Em All Right Now

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Even in Sandro Botticelli's painting The Birth of Venus, the goddess's belly resembles a plump, firm tortellino. Wikimedia.org hide caption

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Tortellini, The Dumpling Inspired By Venus' Navel

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A potsticker prepared by Chef Scott Drewno at the Washington, D.C., restaurant The Source. Heather Rousseau for NPR hide caption

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In the Beginning, There Were ... Dumplings?

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