The Cultural Revolution Cookbook: Simple, Healthy Recipes from China's Countryside

The Cultural Revolution Cookbook: Simple, Healthy Recipes from China's Countryside

Scott D. Seligman

Language: English

Pages: 168


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In 1969, millions of Chinese teenagers were forced from their homes in the city in order to live and work in the countryside as part of China's Cultural Revolution. The work was backbreaking and rations were tight, but Sasha Gong has fond memories of learning to make simple, delicious country cooking. A collection of delectable, healthy, and easy-to-make Chinese recipes from the villages interspersed with a personal narrative and bits of historical context, this cookbook contains authentic Chinese dishes ranging from honey-braised duck to stir-fried rice made from ingredients found at local grocery stores. Chinese history buffs and foodies alike will enjoy discovering the integral connection between Chinese culture and food.

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CRCV25FZ.indd 72 10/12/11 11:09 AM Twice-Cooked Pork Ingredients 1 lb. (450 g.) pork shoulder 3-4 cloves of garlic 2-3 scallions (spring onions) 2 Tbsp. (30 ml.) cooking oil 1 Tbsp. (12 g.) sugar 2 Tbsp. (30 ml.) soy sauce 1 Tbsp. (15 ml.) wine vinegar 1 small chili pepper (½ tsp., or 2.5 ml., of chili oil) Slaughtering Swine with Two Knives This dish permitted the peasants to make two meals out of one piece of pork. The pork was boiled the first time around to make soup. The next day, it

Cultural Revolution: A Culinary History 9 A Chronology of the Cultural Revolution 13 Some Utensils You’ll Need 16 On Portions, Menus and Table Settings 17 蔬菜与豆腐类 VEGETABLES AND TOFU 19 醋溜白菜 Vinegar-Glazed Chinese Cabbage 21 蘑菇豆腐 Tofu with Mushrooms 23 清炒土豆丝 Shallow-Fried Potato Shreds 25 小葱拌豆腐 Tofu with Scallions and Sesame Dressing 27 干煸四季豆 Dry-Fried Green Beans 29 松子玉米 Stir-Fried Corn and Pine Nuts 31 大蒜炒菠菜 Stir-Fried Spinach with Garlic 33

large crowd and denounced. 113 CRCV25FZ.indd 113 10/12/11 11:10 AM 番茄炒蛋 114 CRCV25FZ.indd 114 10/12/11 11:10 AM Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes Ingredients 2 large or 4 small tomatoes 4 eggs 5 Tbsp. (75 ml.) vegetable oil 4 Tbsp. (50 g.) sugar Dash of salt Several sprigs of cilantro or parsley (for garnish; optional) This is a very common dish in north China, where the tomatoes tend to be sweeter and less watery than the southern variety. Tomatoes and eggs may sound like strange

cling together in clumps. When no liquid remains in the wok and the meat is fully cooked, add the sugar and soy sauce. Cook for another 30 seconds and then place the mixture on top of the noodles and serve. Deng Xiaoping was purged for the first time in 1966, a few months after Mao launched the Cultural Revolution. He was sent to work in a factory in Jiangxi Province, while his daughter Deng Rong was sent to a village in faraway Shaanxi. In the early 1970s the family was reunited, and Deng Rong,

Peppers 103 葱烧鱼 Braised Fish with Scallions 105 清蒸全鱼 Steamed Whole Fish 107 鸡蛋类 EGGS 109 茶叶蛋 Marbled Eggs Steeped in Tea 111 清蒸蛋羹 Steamed Savory Egg Custard 113 番茄炒蛋 Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes 115 摊黄菜 Savory Golden Omelet 117 韭菜炒鸡蛋 Fried Eggs with Chives 119 米饭面条类 RICE AND NOODLES 121 虾仁炒饭 Fried Rice with Shrimp 123 鸡丝麻油凉面 Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken 125 肉丝炒面 Stir-Fried Noodles with Pork Shreds 127 什锦炒饭 Fried Rice with Ten

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