Who Was General Tso, and Why Does He Have His Own Chicken?

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Have you ever wondered about General Tso? L.V. Anderson at Slate certainly has — was he a real person? Why is the most popular dish of Chinese-American restaurants named after him?

There are answers to all of these questions.

The answers come from The Search for General Tso, a documentary by filmmaker Ian Cheney, which Anderson highly recommends. Have you seen it? It’s going on my must-watch list!