Some people say: the world's most healing things, the first is food, the second is text. Undeniable? Food really has the ability to moisten the mood. So, as "the most representative of China's food" and "China's fifth largest invention", what is the story of bean products represented by tofu?
Huainan Ziyun: "the place of beauty, the world can not be cheap." Five thousand years of soybean, originated in China, has benefited the world; two thousand years of tofu, born in Huainan, has long been fragrant in five continents. For today's people, tofu is not only the enjoyment of the tip of the tongue, the satisfaction of nutrition, but also the key to decoding the excellent traditional Chinese culture. This is the "wedge" language of tofu: culture. After all, food can gradually change and modify the character of the eater.
According to legend, the invention of tofu originated from filial piety. More than two thousand years ago, Liu An's mother was ill. The doctor prescribed a prescription: soya bean powder, soup and water. Liu An was worried that his mother's food was tasteless, so he added some salt to the clear bean soup. The rest of the salted bean soup condensed into a block, and then there was tofu. This is the "birth" language of tofu: filial piety. What it embodies is that the most fundamental of Chinese culture is to pay for both the pain and the pain.
Faith and knowledge sharpen the spirit... Most of all, it's Qingbai. The best taste in the world is Qinghuan... Tofu is the lotus flower in the dish, which is the favorite of gentlemen in the world. Those who eat beans must be clean and honest, and not abandon their ambition with poverty. This is the "growth" language of tofu: character. That is to say, the book of changes said: cooking to raise sages... Food nourishes virtue.
From only one kind of bean curd at the beginning to the countless bean product matrix, over the past two thousand years, the technology, tools and bean product categories of bean production have been innovated by generations of craftsmen, making the bean curd with "one body light and seven parts of water" become the king of dishes with "rich, rich, poor and loving". This is the "strong" language of tofu: diligence. What is obvious is what "University" says: to be new, to be new, and to be new.
It's very tired to make tofu. Very bitter! Almost no free time! But many people once engaged in tofu, is a lifetime, not give up. This is the "practice" language of tofu: insist.
Tofu makers are honest people. In ancient times, tofu was sold in blocks: more than half a kilogram, never less than one or two; in modern times, tofu is sold with emphasis on Brand: it can be called by goods, and it's all repeat customers. This is the "management" language of tofu: integrity.
Tofu can change the world. For example, tofu in English is tofu. Tofu can change individuals. For example, the beauty of neutralization of tofu "point paste into nephrite" has long been the axis of Oriental philosophy. This is the "communication" language of tofu: simple. According to the eight Buddhists, tofu molding is a transformation of the realm; from the time when soybeans are grinded to the time when they are marinated, they need to be careful and calm. In addition, tofu is almost tasteless, but also sweet with bitterness. When you taste it, you will find that "all living beings disturb you, and their bitterness is limitless"; it is enough to make you feel compassionate in your life. This is the "taste" language of tofu: Zen.
Tofu is the emissary of ancient and modern cultural heritage. The ancients did not see today's tofu, but tofu nurtured endless ancients. Tofu is a bridge between eastern and Western cultures. With tofu as the medium, Chinese food culture has spread all over the world. Tofu is to invigorate the local economy of the "healthy diet" fire, bean products industry, has gradually started a prairie fire. This is the "success" language of tofu: nutritious, healthy and profound.
Tofu can be danced, and the poem says: when you refine it to make Qiongjiang, you will get plain clothes. When you worry about soup, you will see white clouds flying. Tofu can be sung, ancient sages, are keen to tofu and text clever harmony. Tofu can be with, sometimes, a plate of tofu dishes, you can recall infinite memories. Tofu can be changed into bean curd, dried bean curd and dried bean curd. Tofu can be the king. Look at tofu feast everywhere. How gorgeous! Tofu can serve as a courtier. It does not mix with any food, nor does it lose its flavor. It is just like the book Han Shu: the big flavor must be light, and the big sound is the sound. This is tofu "on the sidelines" language: grinding beans for corruption, is the best style of life! Choosing beans to eat is an important choice of healthy diet!