Dumplings Knots

Mian Geda

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Unique — Meal: Easy, Made in Advance — Meal: One-Dish

This is a dish few Westerners have heard of, much less tasted. Even in China it is never served in restaurants, nor discussed by gourmets. It is a dish eaten by the poorest peasants. In Fanshen, his description of life in a northern China village during the Communist revolution, William Hinton says that geda, a watery dumpling stew, was the staple food of the villagers.

In Szechwan, a much richer par