What will you be doing at the Age of 100 years? I thought it important to capture Madame Wong on film and submitted to the Today Show, yet it was not excepted. Nevertheless Madame S.T. Ting Wong is a person worthy of note!
On October 5, 2003, Madame Wong turned 100 years of age. Madame Wong has been known for many years as a cooking teacher in the Hollywood area. In 1924-26 Madame Wong attended Columbia University Cooking School till 1926. Madame Wong has taught cooking for the past 60 years. She taught cooking in Shang hai, China the first 30 years and in the United States for the next 30 years. Her students have included Barbra Streisand, Debbie Reynolds, Sidney Pointier, Louie Nye,Warren Beatty, Monty Hall, Sally Struthers, Jayne Meadows, (Jane's husband Steve Allen attended my father's wedding and were long time friends as disc-jockeys); James Garner, Danny Kaye and many others. At 97 years of age, I remember going out to dinner with aunt Gretchen and Madame Wong and it was dark in the Chinese Restaurant and at the end we were given fortune cookies. I could not read mine with glasses and I was 45 years of age, Madame Wong without glasses took the small red piece of paper and read it verbatium. Was I surprised. My aunt and Madame Wong went to China five times. They were the best of friends to read more on aunt Gretchen go to bottom of Harold Adamson link.
Madame Wong said two things throughout her life kept her alive till 100, "1). Eating lots of vegtables; 2). and not saying negative things about people." Sylvia Schulman helped Madame S.T. Wong write the book and she was a student of Madame Wong's and an excellent cook in her own right, is married to Samuel Schulman, President of the Seattle Supersonics. Her culinary talents have been highly acclaimed by Coach Bill Russell and others in teh basketball world as well as by many well-known entertainers. The book is illustrated by Linda Jarvis.
Colonel Andrew Amerson was the interviewer of this VHS video. Mr. Amerson was a former prosecutor for the California Attorney General's Office and for the Judge Advocate General's office.
Please note: that Adamson has acquired books and is not publishing Madame Wong's book. Yet will include a copy of the book with a copy of the VHS.
If you are interested in Madame S.T. Ting Wong's book and 15 minute VHS video please send an email or stamp envelope to Bruce Campbell Adamson address above.