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WATCH: Major Chefs Pay Tribute To Cecilia Chiang, The Woman Who Gave America Real Chinese Food

This year, the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival (April 4-7th) will pay tribute to Cecilia Chiang, a pivotal figure in the food world known for introducing Americans to authentic Chinese food (and steering us away from weird chop suey). The festival will be hosting a dinner for the wildly influential Chiang who was BFFs with James Beard, taught Julia Child, and remains beloved by every big name chef in America, even at the age of 93. Need more proof that she’s worthy of acclaim? This video that will be shown at the dinner (tickets to which are still available) includes props from some major chefs directly influenced by her legacy:

[h/t Eater]

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