As part of the conference, there will be a free, public screening of the film, “The Search for General Tso” (2014), followed by a Q&A with director, Ian Cheney.
This film screening will take place at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on March 30, 2017 at 7pm.
This documentary film travels the globe to unravel a 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.