When the cold mountain air descends on the Wudang valley town of Lao Ying in early November, so do the street merchants with their funky contraptions for baking and selling the treats we call "nature's candy".
Here's one of my favorite vendors weiging a sweet spud for an eager customer.
Here's a fancy contraption with multiple cooking drawers. Wood-fired of course!
Crowds are gathering for the tasty goodness.
The delicious taste must be the open-air cooking over coal-fired heat.
Even the little kids can't wait to bite into these mouth-watering treats.
This one's big enough to share! And it set me back a cool 3 RMB (about 50 cents).
San Feng Academy staff member Xiao Yuan enjoys the half that I couldn't quite finish!