I originally heard about this a week or so ago on NPR.
Jennifer 8. Lee (yes, her middle name is 8 – a Chinese lucky number) recently wrote a book called The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food which describes the varying forms of Americanized Chinese food and how much they differ not only from one another but also from authentic Chinese food.
I can vouch for that! There is certainly no General Tso’s Chicken to be found in Beijing or Shanghai!
Here’s the story…

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