Recipes The Great Miracle of Hanukkah, Straight From the Tatar Kitchen

This holiday, try Belyashi, a type of fried dumpling attributed to the Tatars, wandering Muslim tribes that originated in Turkey and the Caucasus, known for their courage and their fascinating culture.

Food travels the world. In the flickering light of campfires, men would speak of unknown travelers who crossed the Himalayan chain from India to China with dumplings and different types of filled dough in their packs, bringing the joy of discovery to Kirgizi kings and Tajik princes, to the cities of the Kazakhs and the Uzbeks, to the castles of the Khazars and to the Caucasus.