And too many of the epiphanies are commonplace. Is it a revelation that at one time Chinese food was considered suspect because “many people shared the notion that they [spicy foods] stimulated extreme appetites for sex”? Or that, in General Tso’s birthplace, “he is known for war, not chicken”? These flip observations may be amusing, but they aren’t particularly nourishing.
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