Chow Mein Live Contest!

A while back I was contacted by cookbook author Molly O’Neill and Cosima Amelang, who are both organizing this year’s Longhouse Food Revival, a weekend-long gathering of food writers, cooks, farmers, and artists in upstate NY. This year’s theme, I’m excited to share, is Chopstick Nation, on the Chinese American experience in food.

And I’m inviting everyone to take part in a recipe contest. We are collecting your own takes on 6 Chinese-American comfort food favorites and they will be featured in a presentation I’m giving on Sept 12th to a crowd of leading food writers, chefs, and makers and shakers in the food work . Send us your recipe by August 27th; winners will received either a KitchenAid Stand Mixer or a Wüsthof Classic 7-Piece Block Set.

Read on for more info!


Who says you can’t do take-out at home? Cook your way to victory and top-notch prizes by creating your own take on Chinese-American classics. Get started by choosing a dish from the list below and get cooking. We can’t wait to see your submissions! 

As part of the 2015 LongHouse Food Revival Chopstick Nation, we challenge you to pick one of these iconic Chinese-American dishes and reimagine it in your own kitchen:
1. Chow Mein
2. Chop Suey
3. Fried Rice
4. General Tso’s Chicken
5. Sweet and Sour Pork
6. Tomato Beef

Submit your recipe and fry, braise, and steam your way to fabulous prizes! Winners will receive a KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer or a Wüsthof Classic 7-Piece Block Set. 

Send submissions (recipe + photo + submission form) via email to: [email protected] by August 27th. 

Download PDF of submission form here:

Results will be announced September 1.

Big thank you to our wonderful sponsors KitchenAid & Wüsthof!

Stay in the loop with regular updates from the judging panel on our Facebook page, Chow Mein LIVE.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors KitchenAid & Wüsthof!