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Johanna Mendelson Forman quoted in Quartz on the death of the creator of General Tso’s chicken

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Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), who created General Tso’s Chicken, one of the US’s most famous mystery dishes, died in Taipei this week (Nov. 30) following a bout of pneumonia at the age of 98, according to Taiwanese media reports.


“I think what’s interesting is that it helped contribute to US citizens thinking positively about the cuisines of China,” said Johanna Mendelson Forman, an adjunct professor and researcher of gastrodiplomacy at American University. “In recent years, Chinese regional foods and food waves have become a great interest in Chinese cultural diplomacy.”

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