Have you ever read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair? Lithuanian immigrants to America, poorly treated by employers. Mistreatment that includes rape and retaliation for protesting working conditions. A must-read. That’s why I assigned it for senior high schoolers at a Chinese American enclave private school: for empathy.
Here’s Kugelis. The potato pudding is bouncy and tender much like Chinese Dim Sum Turnip Cake. Both have bits of pork embedded in the starch for a toothsome smoky flavor.
I have never made Chinese Turnip Cake at home but it’s my favorite “tapas” to order at Chinese Tea Houses.