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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 73 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2014
Available in French: No

This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso's Chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine?
 
Director Ian Cheney journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way. Told with the verve of a good detective story, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience.
 
"An extraordinary film! The Search for General Tso is a smart, funny and thoughtful resource for the teaching of the relationship between culture, power, food, and immigration in the United States."
- Dr. Krishnendu Ray, Chair and Associate Professor of Food Studies,
New York University, Author, The Migrant's Table
 
DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.

Awards:
Screened at:
Tribeca Film Festival
AFI DOCS
Camden International Film Festival
Port Townsend Film Festival
Independent Film Festival Boston
Devour! The Food Film Fest


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