Creator of General Tso's Chicken dead at what age...?

Michael "Jim" Delligatti, who made the first Big Mac, died in his home in Pittsburgh Monday night at the age of 98.

And now? Word that Chef Peng Chang-kuei, who created General Tso's Chicken, died Wednesday night of pneumonia.

Peng first made General Tso's chicken in the 1950s, when he was working as a chef for the Taiwanese government, according to Taiwan Business Topics. When U.S. Navy Admiral Arthur W. Radford visited Taiwan in 1954 to lead a summit of high-ranking government officials, Peng decided to expand on the usual banquet menu. One of his innovations, a breaded and stir-fried chicken dish in a sweet and spicy sauce, was so popular that the chef was asked what it was called. On the spot, Peng coined "General Tso's Chicken," according to Taiwan Business Topics, after a celebrated war hero from Hunan, his home province.

He was...98.

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