A Visit with San Francisco's 'Wok Lady' When Richard Nixon made his historic visit to China 35 years ago, the trip paved the way for full diplomatic relations between the United States and China. It also sparked Americans' interest in Chinese cooking, and woks. San Francisco's "Wok Lady" explains how Nixon's trip inspired a culinary revolution.
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A Visit with San Francisco's 'Wok Lady'

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A Visit with San Francisco's 'Wok Lady'

A Visit with San Francisco's 'Wok Lady'

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When Richard Nixon made his historic visit to China 35 years ago, the trip paved the way for full diplomatic relations between the United States and China. It also sparked Americans' interest in Chinese cooking, and woks. San Francisco's "Wok Lady" explains how Nixon's trip inspired a culinary revolution.