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What does the Beginning of Winter eat
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Dumpling is the folk with a kind of long history eats feed, get the welcome of common people, folk has " delicious do not cross dumpling " common saying. Whenever festival of the 10 or 20 days following Lunar New Year's Day, dumpling more become a kind in season indispensable wedding day meat and fish dishes.

According to person of the Kingdom of Wei of the Three Kingdoms piece bow with hands clasped to write " wide elegant " account is corporeal already in those days if crescent moon is called " wonton " food, with present dumpling appearance basic and similar. Arrive when the Northern and Southern Dynasties, wonton " if form falls on his back month, the world is connected feed " . According to speculation, after the dumpling in those days is thoroughlied cook, not be fish out will eat alone, fill together with soup however mixing in the bowl eat, so the people at that time cries dumpling " wonton " . This kind of a few areas that have a law to be in our country are popular still, if the person of and other places of Henan, Shaanxi eats dumpling, want to put some of caraway, chopped green onion, dried small shrimps, leek to wait for little material in Shang Li.

Arrived about Tang Dynasty, dumpling has become and present dumpling exactly like, and it is fish out will be put in dish to eat alone. Song Dai call dumpling " horn " , it is later ages " dumpling " the etymology of one word. This kind writes a law, in ever since yuan, bright, still arrive it is thus clear that between Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China.

Yuan face call dumpling " flat feed " . Ming Dynasty of the Shen Bang between 10 thousand past years " Wan Shu notes " account: "New year's day pays a New Year call... make plaque feed " . Of Liu Reyu " the annals in drinking " carry: "First one day is dawning section... draft fruit mug-up, namely plaque is fed also. " yuan Ming Dynasty " plaque is fed " " plaque " , already connected nowadays " flat " . "Flat feed " one, likelihood out Mongolia language.

Qing Chaoshi, appeared such as " dumpling " , " water mug-up " , " the pastry that boil " the new title that waits for concerned dumpling. The grow in quantity of dumpling name, the region that explains its circulate is expanding ceaselessly. What civilian Spring Festival eats dumpling is consuetudinary already had when bright Qing Dynasty quite be current. Dumpling should be in commonly year 30 the package is nice before 12 o'clock in the evening, wait for midnight the period of the day from 11 pm to 1 am eats, be the of one beginning at the beginning of the first month of the lunar year of the traditional Chinese calendar at this moment, eat dumpling to take " more year old hand in child " meaning, "Child " for " the period of the day from 11 pm to 1 am " , hand in with " dumpling " homophonic, have " festival reunion " and " good fortune as one wishes " meaning.
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