Vicky Lau wants to watch you eat

HONG KONG — Vicky Lau says while she has had a lifelong passion for food, it was a sense of sheer necessity that led her into the kitchen to cook for herself.

Lau was a student in New York — hungry and very far from home — when she first tried to recreate the tastes and the textures of Hong Kong. It was the start of a journey that would lead Lau to earlier this year becoming the first Asian woman to receive two Michelin stars, for her work in the kitchen of Tate Dining Room, the “French Chinese” restaurant Lau runs on historic Hollywood Road.

“It all really started when I moved to the U.S. and I started craving food from home and I started experimenting,” explains Lau, 40, during a recent weekday visit to Tate Dining Room.

“I had moved to New York, where the food is

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Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport as Travel Picks Up Again

Nearly a year after the pandemic halted air travel for most Americans, things are starting to change. More and more people are vaccinated, airlines have lifted some precautionary moves like keeping middle seats open, and international travel is starting to show signs of coming back. What hasn’t changed is how difficult it is to find something actually good to eat whether you’re the type of person that shows up hours before boarding or the one running last minute.

Newark Airport

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Newark Airport

Still, navigating air travel is full of variables today, from figuring which destinations require COVID tests to the new CDC guidelines on mask wearing. Here’s a list highlighting dining options based on the most up-to-date information from the Port Authority. While Eater will continue to update this guide, the hours for these vendors are subject to change given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Brunch at The Wolseley - Christopher Pledge

Brunch at The Wolseley – Christopher Pledge

How many of you have a countdown set for March 8 (from which time, with luck, we can meet a friend for a one-on-one picnic on a park bench), for March 29 (the earliest point from which six people from six different households can meet outside, hoorah!), or for April 12 – when the prospect of a pub garden lunch or al fresco restaurant trip becomes ever more real?

The personal roadmaps of our favourite chefs and food writers for post lockdown are no less detailed – they’re plotting Paris trips for slap-up meals at Michelin-starred restaurants, craving champagne and oysters by the sea with friends, and looking forward to cocktails, Chinese feasts, and tea at Claridge’s as soon as they can.

What will you be eating and drinking as soon as you can get back to your favourite haunt? Tell us in

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