General Tso's is a classic Chinese dish that originated in America, many food historians say. With complex seasonings, a sharp bite from ginger and peppers, the fried nuggets of chicken are tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: When’s the last time you had General Tso’s chicken?

Dennis Laycock: It's one of my go-tos when I'm feeling like a thick-glazed Chinese-American sugar bomb.

Scott Hummel: Probably 1991 in High Point, North Carolina.

Lee Cochran: Years ago, shortly before I started being concerned about my cholesterol level.

Neil Thompson: A few months ago. It's a mainstay lunch special at several local restaurants.

Lisa Proctor: Never. I order cashew chicken or the beef and broccoli.

Nate Ellis: About 20 years ago before I knew anything about Chinese food.

Andrew King: I'm a wimp about spicy things, so it's not my dish of choice.

Abby Armbruster: I don't think I have ever had General Tso's. I grew up eating moo goo gai pan and sesame chicken, and now I'm vegetarian, so I've missed my chance.

Sarah Sole: Childhood.