Who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken? Jennifer 8. Lee on TED.com
At the 2008 Taste3 conference, New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes -- exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined to form a new cuisine. (Recorded July 2008 in Napa, California. Duration: 16:38.)
"There are more Chinese restaurants than Mcdonolds, Burger King Kentucky Fried Chicken and Wendy's"
"Let let me present this question to you. If the benchmark for Americans is apple pie, you should ask yourselves, how often do you do you eat apple pie versus Chinese food?"