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.