How did the donkey meat come from the fire? By now, there should be many friends who don't know?
Baoding's donkey meat fire is said to have originated in the early Ming Dynasty. Zhu Di started a rebellion and fought a losing battle in Caohe, Xushui, north of Baoding. The King of Swallows was so hungry that he was about to die. The soldier came up with an idea and asked him to follow the example of the ancients.
As a matter of fact, the so-called "donkey meat smells good, horse meat smells bad, and you don't eat mule meat when you kill it" means that horse meat is not particularly delicious because of its thick fiber. But he was so desperate that he cooked the horse meat and ate it with the local fire. It tastes good. Later, local people began to kill horses to make "horse meat fire", and horse meat fire became famous because it was once eaten by the emperor.
But the good times didn't last long. It didn't take long, because we needed horses to fight with Mongolians. The horses here are not dead horses for cooking, but live fighting horses. Horses have become strategic materials, and of course, people can't burn them. But what if you want to eat horse meat and burn it?
So there is a substitute - donkey meat. Donkey meat is more delicate than horse meat, and it is pure thin but not fat. It has been a good dish since ancient times. In addition, Baoding belongs to the central Hebei plain, with fertile water and grass, which is most suitable for raising donkeys. There are two kinds of donkeys in Hebei, one is the Bohai donkey in the coastal area, and the other is the Taihang donkey in the mountains and plains.