Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

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Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

Post by Doka » 12-02-2016 11:05 AM

Now you know...........What does it mean? IS it sexist? Does it discriminate ? Should it be banned? :roll:
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Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

According to an interview with the China Times, Peng says that his most famous dish was created in 1952 during a four-day visit by U.S. Seventh Fleet commander Admiral Arthur W. Radford. After three days, he had served the guests most of his repertoire of dishes, so to try and mix things up a bit, he decided to chop some chicken into big chunks, fry it to a golden hue and then added a different combination of sauce and seasoning to create a new dish.

The admiral was so impressed with the dish that he asked Peng what it was called, he thought quickly on his feet and said "General Tso's Chicken" (左宗棠雞).

Peng chose the name to honor General Tso, a famous military leader from Hunan who helped put down the Taiping Rebellion as well as other rebellions in the 1800s during the Qing Dynasty. He was well respected not only for his successes on the battlefield, but also for his contributions to Chinese agricultural science and education. 

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3042881
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