I was watching Irina Krush's great lecture on YouTube and, at 20:06, she asks "Which opening is this position from?" The answer is apparently the Sicilian, which made me wonder. How do you understand which middle game positions result from certain openings?
In the video example, I am guessing that the absence of Black's c pawn and the fight against the d5 square may have given it away. But can't that be the result of a different opening as well? Also, can we reverse engineer every middle game position to an opening, or do some openings result in obvious middle game positions?