The Search For General Tso

The Search For General Tso Release Date: January 2, 2015

The mouthwateringly entertaining big screen documentary The Search For General Tso 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 (King Corn) 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.

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Genres: ComedyDocumentaryHistoryMystery
Directed By: Ian Cheney
Runtime: 71 minutes
Studio: IFC Films
Total Box Office: 36.8 TH
MPAA Rating Unrated