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7 Fun/Surprising Facts About Dumplings


  (Guest post by Dr. Martha A. Brozyna of Passaic County Community College; complete bio found below) Raviolis. Empanadas. Samosas. Pierogis. Although they come from different cultures, they are all essentially dumplings. Fried, baked, steamed, fried, or boiled; they are several ways to cook them, but one thing is sure; almost everyone around the world…

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Takoyaki–Japanese Octopus Balls (Photo of the Day)

Takoyaki at Mitsuwa

I had the pleasure of trying Takoyaki (“octopus balls”), a popular Japanese street food, yesterday at the Mitsuwa Summer Festival in Edgewater, New Jersey. The festival, an Asian food lover’s delight, featured many foods I enjoy and some I had never heard of, including this truly delicious one. Crispy on the outside and soft and…

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