Who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken? Jennifer 8. Lee on TED.com

At the 2008 Taste3 conference, New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes — exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined to form a new cuisine. (Recorded July 2008 in Napa, California. Duration: 16:38.)

Watch Jennifer 8. Lee’s talk from Taste3 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 350+ TEDTalks — including more talks about food.

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