"All I got was a plaque."
Instead of reading the obituaries of 60 year-old men way too often, it was great to see the odes to two giants of the food industry at the ripe age of 98.
Two 98 year old creators of dishes that the Center for Science in the Public Interest called "heart attacks on a plate". But then the CSPI advocates dishes like kale salad and tofu turkey, the kind of dishes no family gathered around with smiles on their faces.
Chef Peng Chang-kuei passed away in Taiwan. In 1952 he created General Tso's Chicken, a dish that attracted fans like Henry Kissinger and much of the West. Although General Tso was a real Chinese leader, mainland China doesn't really know anything about the dish. I'm happy we can keep it to ourselves.