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Chenzhou has all kinds of wine and meat for the winter solstice

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

winter solstice was once regarded as the beginning of the year and an important festival in ancient society. Today, people regard the winter solstice as an important festival of the year. Tomorrow is December 22. People will usher in the winter solstice solar term of 2017. Then let the old Huang Li introduce to you what traditional food is available in Chenzhou, Hunan, which "looks forward to the beauty of Hengyue in the north and faces the rush of five mountains in the South".


dog meat the custom of eating dog meat at the winter solstice is said to have begun 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 in Chenzhou also eat dog meat, mutton and all kinds of nourishing foods on the winter solstice in order to have a good omen for the coming year.


moldy tofu are usually made three days before and after the winter solstice. It is said that the moldy tofu made during this period is easy to mold, does not deteriorate and is easy to store. It is easy to change the taste and is not easy to store at other times. In the past, farmers would grind their own beans to make pure tofu at the winter solstice. Now they order more in the market, but sometimes it is difficult to find pure soybean tofu because of the large demand.

rice wine, winter solstice wine, is the favorite of farmers. For thousands of years, farmers have always soaked wine on the winter solstice because the wine soaked in the winter solstice tastes good and can be stored; Early in the morning of the winter solstice in the rural areas of Beiban County, we picked up clear and sweet well water. According to the ratio of one liter of rice to one gourd spoon, we poured the well water into a large jar, mixed it with the wine Niang, soaked it, and after full chelation, the water and the wine Niang gradually became one and inseparable from each other. After


17, the wine in the wine jar seems too mellow to hold. The fully fermented distiller's grains are squeezed and float on it, and occasionally a bubble will pop up. At night, you will hear a cooing sound from time to time. After a while, the strong wine smell will be everywhere in the house. After staying in the house for a long time, the wine smell will fall on your hair and the tail of your shirt, Even the pores on the bare arms are filled with the fragrance of wine.

Bacon there is a local saying in Chenzhou that "if you eat winter bacon, you won't worry about the coming year".

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