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This woman brought Chinese food to America

Before Cecilia Chiang came to San Francisco in 1959, Chinese food in America wasn’t really Chinese. It was very Americanized, and almost unrecognizable to the Shanghai-born Chiang. When she arrived in San Francisco, she decided to open a restaurant to show Americans what true Chinese food tasted like, introducing items like Peking duck, pot stickers and hot and sour soup.

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