The Dumpling Dynasty

Don't get weirded out, but dumplings were originally used to treat frostbitten ears. Zhang Zhongjing, a Chinese medicine man, would wrap mutton, chilli and a bunch of herbs into bits of dough and give them to people in his village. Apparently they helped promote blood flow and warmed up the body. Soon, everybody cottoned on and the jiaozi was born. 

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