Works by Scott D. Seligman

   

To visit the book's website, click here.
To purchase the book, click
here.

The Cultural Revolution Cookbook

Tenth Anniversary Edition

Sasha Gong and Scott D. Seligman

Earnshaw Books

 

In 2011, Sasha Gong and Scott D. Seligman collaborated on a groundbreaking cookbook that told the story of China’s chaotic Cultural Revolution (1966-76) through its cuisine. During that period, approximately 17 million city youth were “sent down” to the countryside to “learn from the peasants,” and they discovered that toil in the communes was arduous and food was scarce. But many also learned that remarkably tasty and healthy dishes could be prepared with the fresh, wholesome ingredients available down on the farm. They learned to coax peak flavors and maximum nourishment out of unprocessed foods, fresh from the fields, ponds and streams and devoid of artificial preservatives.

The Cultural Revolution Cookbook, which told their stories, immediately became the best-selling Chinese cookbook on Amazon and quickly sold out its first print run. The authors were not prepared for the incredible success it has enjoyed since then. Now, in a Tenth Anniversary Edition, the authors have taken suggestions from readers and added new material. The recipes are all entirely authentic and easy to prepare in an American kitchen. Many are vegetarian, and none requires exotic ingredients. You can find everything you need in a well-stocked grocery store. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and short cuts and substitutions are suggested.

Readers are also treated to many inspirational stories - about Chinese food, about the Cultural Revolution and about living in the Chinese countryside - bringing the wonderful recipes, and that extraordinary era, to life.

 

Previous Edition

 

Other Books

A Second Reckoning: Race, Injustice, and the Last Hanging in Annapolis

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots that Shook New York City

The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice

Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York's Chinatown 

The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Three Tough Chinamen

Chinese Business Etiquette

Mandarin Chinese At a Glance

Articles

 

Justice for the Dead

The Franklin Prophecy

When Jewish Wives Beefed With Butchers and Changed the World

He Was the Father of Anti-Semitic Publishing in America

The Triple Homicide in D.C. That Laid the Groundwork for Americans’ Right to Remain Silent

The Nasty, Little-Known Turf Wars of Chinatown, NYC

Joseph Thoms: Defending America's Chinese

Rediscovered: An Eloquent Chinese Voice Against Exclusion

Everything But Rats and Puppies

Echoes of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Immigration Debate

The Forgotten Story of the First Chinese American

The Hoosier Mandarin

The Night New York's Chinese Went Out for Jews