- enghunan.gov.cn, China.org.cn, April 21, 2015
Liling Under-glaze Colored Porcelain
Located in the east of Hunan Province, Liling County abounds in porcelain clay, therefore it is an ideal place for porcelain production. Liling under-glaze colored porcelain has a good reputation for its colorful hues, artistic style, exquisite workmanship and diverse varieties and design.
With a porcelain production history of over 1,700 years since the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), Liling under-glaze colored porcelain has shown distinctive features compared with other decorative porcelains. It is lead-free and resistant to acid or base corrosion, abrasion and cracking; its decorations are simple and elegant, and the bright colors do not fade. The finished porcelain is crystal-clear and smooth.
Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, under-glazed colored porcelain has been reputed as the "National Porcelain of China". Authorized by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ), Liling under-glaze colored porcelain was listed as a National Geographical Indication Protection Product in China on Sept. 6, 2007 and its handicraft techniques was selected as national intangible cultural heritage the next year.
As one of the prestigious specialties in Linwu County of Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, Linwu duck is renowned for its tender meat with high protein and low fat. The pressed salted duck has an orange yellow color and heavy fragrance as well as a delicate taste. It is one of the preferred brands in the Hunan duck industry. Linwu duck products select ducks raised in field and mountain areas. In addition to the traditional folk culinary skills, modern processing techniques are also adopted into the production of Lingwu duck products. The produces are highly nutritious and have a delicious flavor, serving as a good choice to eat at home, on trips and at banquets.
Guzhang Maojian Tea
Guzhang Maojian Tea trees, a specialty of Guzhang County in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture and one of the 30 famous tea in China, are planted in high mountainous areas without plant disease and pests. Tracing back the long history of production, Guzhang Maojian Tea has gained significant fame both in China and abroad. It is famous not only for its complicated processing procedures but also for its health benefits. Regular drinking of Guzhang Maojian Tea is good for your health since itimproves your eyesight, reduces fat, refreshes the mind, stimulates your appetite, and helps with the metabolism.
As a traditional product and one of the main exports of Hunan Province, Liuyang fireworks are exported to more than 100 countries across the globe. They are used at events such as the Independence Day and the Olympic Games, therefore Liuyang is also called the "Capital of Fireworks".
Liuyang firecrackers and fireworks can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), over 1,400 years ago. Since 1875, Liuyang fireworks have been exported to many countries and regions, including Japan, Korea, India, Iran, the UK, USA and Russia.
Yongfeng Chili Sauce
Yongfeng Chili Sauce originated in Yongfeng Town of Shuangfeng County, Loudi City. Traditionally, the sauce uses high-quality bell peppers, cow-horn peppers and line peppers. It tastes tender, spicy and sweet. Made also with soybeans, wheat and sticky rice, the chili sauce is reddish-brown and translucent, and has a delicate texture and dense scrumptious taste of fermented pepper and wheat. Rich in protein and vitamins, Yongfeng Chili Sauce is natural and pollution-free, low fat, low sugar and free of chemical dyes.
Wugang Marinated Dishes
Wugang marinated dishes were offered as tribute to the emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368－1911). Wugang brass-colored goose is one of the raw materials of the marinated dishes. With its tender and delicate meat, it is known as the 'world-known goose.' It was listed as one of the three treasures of Hunan agriculture together with Ningxiang pig and Dongting lotus seed.
Wugang marinated dishes, as a representative of Wugang food culture, are an emerging industry. They sell well in Japan, America and other countries.
With selected bean products, brass-colored goose meat, pork and beef as its raw materials, and seasoned with dozens of Chinese herbal medicine ingredients like anise, fennel and Chinese cinnamon before steeping and stewing, Wugang marinated dishes have a good color, smell and taste.