Chairman Mao’s red-braised pork

The Independent newspaper in Britain used this recipe from my Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook to accompany an article about… chillies. This is Georgia Glynn-Smith’s beautiful photograph of the dish, taken in my flat in London during the shoot for the book (it appears on the cover of the US edition). The pork is served in a bowl made during the Cultural Revolution: you can’t see very clearly in the photograph, but it’s emblazoned with a picture of a truck and a revolutionary slogan. I picked it up when I was living in Hunan in 2003.

2 Responses to “Chairman Mao’s red-braised pork”

  1. John Chapman

    This is a super recipe that works exactly as described. Sadly the book in unavailable from Amazon uk (despite them saying it was by email!)

  2. Fuchsia

    Hi John
    That is deeply weird – I’m not sure what has happened to the UK edition! I will email my publishers and ask…

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