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A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

A photo taken on December 5, 2023 shows a woman making tofu skin at home, in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. /CFP

Local residents at Xucun village in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province are busy making tofu skin in winter. Soy milk is slowly thickened in traditional earthen stove and forming a thin skin on the surface. They are lifted by a bamboo stick and hung on a rope to air-day.

Making soy skin is a tradition with several-century-old history. Over 70 percent of the villages knows the technique. The tofu skin produced here is made from locally grown soybeans using a unique technique. It is thin as a cicada’s wing, yet resilient like tendons, with a delicate and slightly sweet taste, making it highly favored by consumers.

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