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Is there anything more comforting than ravioli? They are edible pillows, after all. Some say that raviolis were devised by Genovese sailors, as a pocket to hold leftovers on the high seas, while others content that it was created in the 14th century as a vegetarian dish, to make pasta more substantial when meat wasn’t allowed for the devout. Raviolis of today are filled with all sorts of cheeses, meats and vegetables, or as we like to say, ‘filled with love.’ It is the perfect gift for the person you love. The ravioli promotes passion, comfort, and love. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .
Empanadas consist of a flaky pastry in a crescent shape with crimped edges filled with meat, cheese, or seafood. Traveling to South America from across the Atlantic, these turnovers had their origins in Moorish influence on Portugal and Spain. (Was its half-moon shape a nod to Islam? Sometimes faith must be concealed in order to be sustained.) Flavored with spices like cumin, cinnamon, and chile, they keep your heart and belly warm. Wear the empanada to remember that you are capable of adapting to, even excelling in, new worlds. The empanada promotes spirituality, perseverance, and strength. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .
According to legend, potstickers (guotie) were invented almost 2,000 years ago by Chinese medical saint Zhang Zhongjing. Noticing the peasants in his hometown were suffering in the cold winter months, he invented a warming meal of dough filled with mutton, pepper, and medicinal herbs that would improve circulation and keep them satiated. Raise your body temperature and expand your consciousness with this potsticker charm. Wear the potsticker for wisdom and mindfulness; it promotes fire in the belly and peace of mind. The potsticker brings health, wisdom, and renewal.
Gyoza are a modern dumpling, a 20th century invention. When Japanese soldiers returned home after WWII, they wanted to recreate the dumplings they ate in China with familiar ingredients and techniques. The filling is finely chopped, the dough for the wrapper thin, and they possess an overall delicate quality. There is harmony between their crispy pan-fried exterior and succulent center, sticky and tender. Gyoza promotes balance, blending of cultures, and refinement. Keep going, the gyoza says, and find the balance that suits you. The gyoza promotes progress, creativity, and partnership. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .
The origin story of momos is one of travelers, mountains, and migration. From high in the Himalayas down to the valley of Kathmandu, caravans of merchants journeyed for months conducting business between Tibet and Nepal. Meat-filled pouches steamed over a fire were the perfect road food for the long distance, arduous excursion. Today they are made in cozy family kitchens, watched over by a wizened matriarch. Wear the momo to protect and guide you in your journey. Momos promote cross-cultural understanding, wisdom and courage. The momo brings perseverance, wisdom, and protection. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .
The word 'pierogi' comes from the Slavic word for festivity. But these toothsome Polish dumplings are food for feast, fasting and famine. In Roman Catholicism, pierogi filled with vegetables were popular for seasons where the faithful abstain from meat. They even have a patron saint: Hyacinth. Legend tells us that Saint Hyacinth relieved suffering peasants during a famine in the 13th century with pierogi. Wear the pierogi as a reminder of the duality of the human spirit: in deprivation we affirm our abundance. The pierogi promotes health, renewal, and prosperity. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .
Chinese soup dumplings (xiao long bao, XLB) originated in a Shanghai suburb in the late 19th century, when a clever restaurateur needed a hook to make his food stall stand out. The story goes that he added aspic to the filling, which liquifies when steamed, creating a ‘soup' inside. Eating XLB around the table is a deeply social event. It has drama, interplay, gamesmanship, and an element of surprise. Wear XLB if you enjoy gathering with friends, and are curious in nature. The soup dumpling brings the unexpected. The soup dumpling promotes partnership, happiness, and love. See all of our dumplings and find your match at www.DelicaciesJewelry.com .