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How a Hunanese dish became a US favourite

Peng Chang-kuei, who created 'General Tso's Chicken', a favourite of American diners, has died at the age of 98. Newshour's Fuchsia Dunlop, herself an acclaimed author on Chinese cooking, once met Mr Peng. She explains how the deep-fried, sticky, sweet-and-sour dish became the most famous Hunanese dish in the world.

(Photo: A chef in US displays a General Tso's Chicken dish as part of his daily buffet at the Portland Hunan Chinese Restaurant in Portland. Credit: Getty Images)

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