the evolution of cashew chicken

Who is the true originator of cashew chicken? What culture really spawned this ubiquitous dish, seen on Chinese food menus all over the place? This New York Times article examines the Missouri origins of this deep-friend chicken chunk dish, the first in a series of articles exploring American cuisine and its ongoing evolution. And indeed, cashew chicken is an all-American cuisine: Missouri Chinese: Two Cultures Claim This Chicken.

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