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    Chef Peng, creator of General Tso’s chicken, passes away

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | December 2, 2016

    I knew this day was going to come. And in fact as surprised how long he lasted, since we rushed to film him for our documentary when he was 91.

    But Chef Peng, our famed creator of General Tso’s chicken passed away at age 97. I was in the middle of the Nieman Foundation board meeting when I started getting bombarded by emails and phone calls for interviews.

    The best obit was by Washington Post’s Emily Langer. I was a bit disappointed that The New York Times had to cite the Associated Press for his death

     

     

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