徽州卤拼 A Huizhou-style assorted cold dish
制作歙县三阳一品锅（组图）Shexian-style Sanyang Yipinguo hotpot in the making
山粉圆子烧肉 Braised pork with balls made of sweet potato powder
People all say that the Spring Festival is a time to enjoy the best food. At that time we can have various kinds of delicacies.
The southern part of Anhui is a mountainous area. After harvesting crops, farmers wait for the Spring Festival in the slack season. Local people start to prepare food after the last month of the lunar year comes and every family will be busily engaged in making tofu and butchering pig for the festival. After salting and airing in the warm sun, the pork is steamed with bamboo shoots on a camphor wood chopping board. Then the fat meat is bright and translucent like crystal and the fragrance is alluring.
桐城老鸡汤泡炒米 Country chicken soup with parched rice, Tongcheng style
Xiehuang Shaobing (a kind of stuffed and baked pancake in the size and color like a steamed crab) and Huimo Su (a kind of black colored, soft candy mainly made of black sesame in rectangle shape) are the best snacks to treat visiting relatives and friends during the festival.
People usually host happy events during the Spring Festival. Hu's Yipinguo, a kind of hotchpotch in a wok, is a must to be served at grand banquets. When several dozens of woks are arranged together, the cooking noise is like the resonance of a happy chorus.
金寨吊锅 Jinzhai Diaoguo (a wok of food hanging over a stove)
萧县羊肉汤 Xiaoxian-style lamb soup
Old country chicken soup, Wushan Gong'e goose, and noodles with loach can be rated as typical Hefei delicacies. Yet senior Hefei residents prefer salted duck cooked with soybeans, which are usually simmered together in a crock. When the aroma of duck and the unique taste of soybeans blend together, they can produce a lasting aftertaste.
If it snows, we may go to Jinzhai to enjoy the warm hanging pot. Various food materials are cooked over a charcoal stove, eating while chatting there could be a very enjoyable experience.
萧县鱼咬羊 Xiaoxian Yuyaoyang (stewed fish with mutton stuffed in its belly)
Want to eat mutton? Go to Wanbei (the north of Anhui). In Xiaoshan, you will see a great many free-range white goats in the mountain. The mutton produced there has a unique taste, which inspires chefs to invent more yummy dishes. For instance, Yuyaoyang (literally, fish biting mutton: the way to cook fish with mutton stuffed in its belly), also known as Xiandunxian (literally, tasty plus tasty) become the "grand finale" on the dining table. Ma'anshan's Huoli mutton cube is glittering and translucent. When it is cut into slices and dipped in sauce with condiments, it will leave a lasting flavor in your mouth.
Want to eat chicken? Go to Huaibei, Diguoji, or ground pot chicken, is a local special food. Chicken cubes in thick broth with attempting pancakes are really attractive and delicious!