Search for General Tso

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This mouthwatering film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery: Who was General Tso and how did his chicken come to represent Chinese food in America when it’s barely eaten in China? In this 2014 documentary — which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was called “finger-lickin’ good” by Variety — director Ian Cheney journeys from Shanghai to New York to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, discovering some surprising revelations 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.

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