Villagers in east China make rice cakes for upcoming Spring Festival
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Villagers in east China's Anhui Province are busy making rice cakes to welcome the upcoming Spring Festival which falls on February 12 this year.
In Shexian County of Anhui, most of the food during the Spring Festival holiday has a common feature, that they all symbolize best wishes for good luck and a better life in the new year. The Fu rice cake is one of them.
"We makes Fu rice cakes to wish for a better new year," said Wang Rong, head of the local cultural department.
The villagers stir-fry fresh rice with black sesame, and make them into flour mixed with the boiled maltose. And then after a series of complicated production processes, the delicious and crispy rice cakes with local characteristics is complete.
Furthermore, some villagers in Xiakeng Town mass-produce the traditional delicacy, and sell it for 30 to 40 yuan (roughly four to six U.S. dollars) per half a kilogram, which not only passes down the traditional culture but also increases their incomes.
"In the past, every household made rice cakes to entertain guests during the Spring Festival. In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of tourists coming here. (The sales of the rice cakes) are good this year. I hope the market will expand," said Shao Wenqin, a villager.