Dumpling wins the vote for Jan-Feb 2016 Cooking-of-the-month.
According to Wikipedia: ‘Dumplings are a food that consists of small pieces of dough either wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons) or incorporating other ingredients (as in gnocchi). The dough can be based on bread, flour, or potatoes, and may be filled with fish, meat, sweets, or vegetables. They may be cooked by boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming. Dumplings may be savoury or sweet and can be eaten by themselves, with gravy or sauce, or in soups or stews.’
There are also many different types of dumplings in every major cuisine, e.g. ravioli, jiao zi, samosa, momos, empanadas, pasteles, kloss, pierogi, etc etc. Go crazy!
(Someone please add any other necessary guidelines for a typical DOTM)