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What food do you eat during the winter solstice

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

will soon be the winter solstice, and the weather is getting colder and colder. So do you know what people eat at the winter solstice? Generally, the customs are different in different places. Some places don't even have the habit of celebrating the winter solstice. Then the winter solstice solar terms in this issue will be analyzed for you.


1. Wonton in Beijing, there is a proverb called "winter solstice wonton summer solstice noodles". In the past, there was a saying that wonton was eaten during the winter solstice in Beijing. Wonton, a symbol of reunion, is the first choice on the winter solstice table. Wonton has many names. Most places such as Jiangsu and Zhejiang are called wonton, while Guangdong is called wonton, Hubei is called Baomian, Jiangxi is called clear soup, Sichuan is called copycat, Xinjiang is called ququ, etc. So how did you get wonton at the winter solstice? It is said that during the Han Dynasty, the northern Xiongnu often harassed the frontier, and the people were restless. At that time, Hun and Tun leaders of the Hun tribe were very cruel. People hate it so much that they wrap it into corners with meat stuffing, take the sound of "Hun" and "Tun", and call it "wonton". Hate to eat, and seek to quell the war and live a peaceful life. Because wonton was originally made on the winter solstice, every family eats wonton on the winter solstice in Beijing. Regardless of the legend, whether true or false, the nutritional value of wonton is relatively high. Its biggest advantage is that it has a complete variety of proteins, fillings and skins, which can play a complementary role of proteins and improve the nutritional value of a single food. If you want to make wonton stuffing that is fragrant and not greasy, you should add ginger, salt, monosodium glutamate and other spices to make the stuffing.

2. Dumplings the winter solstice in the twenty-four solar terms of the lunar calendar. There is a custom of eating dumplings among the people in northern China. There are many folklores about eating dumplings at the winter solstice. The most popular saying comes from Zhang Zhongjing. It is said that Zhang Zhongjing, the medical saint of Nanyang, was an official in Changsha. He returned home. It was snowy winter and the cold wind was biting. When he saw that many villagers' ears were frozen and rotten, he was very sad. He asked his disciples to set up a medical shed in Guandong, Nanyang. He cooked mutton, pepper and some cold expelling herbs in a pot, took them out and chopped them, made them look like ears in a flour bag, and then cooked them in a pot to make a kind of medicine called "cold expelling and ear correcting soup" for the people to eat. After taking it, the villagers' ears were cured. Later generations learn the appearance of "straightening ears" and wrap it into food, also known as "dumplings" or "flat food". Because the weather is generally dry and cold, most friends can use beef and mutton as warm, tonic and cold expelling ingredients to make dumpling stuffing. If you are worried about over filling, you can properly put some light and dry ingredients such as radish, celery or fungus for nutritional balance. Old friends are easy to have bad intestines and stomachs. The filling of dumplings should be light. Cabbage and pork are a good choice. You can also mix some vegetable filling to eat. It's best to eat dumplings now and adjust them now. The filling heart with delicious flavor should not be kept for a long time; The meat filling should not be too fine; Pepper oil is the best seasoning oil for stuffing.

3. Since the winter solstice of mutton, people began to "count nine" from this day. For ordinary people, the winter solstice is nothing more than eating. There is a custom of eating mutton in the North during the winter solstice, because the weather enters the coldest period after the winter solstice. Eating a pot of stewed mutton at this time has the dual effect of keeping out the cold and nourishing. Mutton is warm in nature. It can resist wind cold and replenish the body. It has curative effect on symptoms such as wind cold and asthma, kidney deficiency, impotence, Qi and blood deficiency, sore waist and knees, cold limbs, abdominal pain, sallow and thin complexion. In winter, the body's Yang Qi is stored in the body, and the kidney yang is insufficient. It is prone to symptoms such as cold hands and feet, dull face and weak body. Mutton tastes sweet but not greasy, and its nature is warm but not dry. It has always been regarded as a good tonic for Yang. Eating properly in winter can effectively alleviate the above symptoms.

4. Dog meat many places in the north have the custom of eating dog meat during the winter solstice. It is said that the custom of eating dog meat at the winter solstice began in the Han Dynasty. It is said that Liu Bang, the emperor of the Han Dynasty, ate the dog meat cooked by fan Kuai on the winter solstice. He thought it was very delicious and praised it. Since then, the custom of eating dog meat on the winter solstice has been formed among the people. Now people eat dog meat, mutton and various nourishing foods on the winter solstice in order to have a good omen for the coming year. Some people who are weak and suffering from arthritis are good to eat more dog meat in the severe winter season. But should not blindly eat dog meat, so as not to eat rabies meat and catch rabies. Dog meat is a hot food and should not be eaten more at a time. Those suffering from cough, cold, fever, diarrhea, yin deficiency, fire and other non deficiency cold diseases should not eat.

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