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Here's a fun trailer for the Chinese-food documentary The Search for General Tso, which will make its world premiere next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film traces the now-ubiquitous dish's roots in China — where many Chinese citizens are unable to identify a photo of the bastardized American version — to how it ended up on every Chinese take-out menu in the United States.

The history of how General Tso became associated with the dish is a little fuzzy: As one expert says of its namesake, "Did he love chicken? We don't know. Nobody knows." But the film, produced by Ian Cheney, Amanda Murray, and Jennifer 8 Lee, concludes with a "surprisingly poignant visit" with the 92-year-old inventor of the dish. Go, watch:

Video: The Search for General Tso: Trailer

· The Search for General Tso: Trailer [Vimeo via Food Republic]
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