Incredible images from the Food Photographer of the Year competition




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Award-winning images from Food Photographer of the Year 2021




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Lucky noodles, whole fish and rice cake recipes for Year of the Ox

For the Fang family of San Francisco, navigating the week-long Chinese New Year is typically a dizzying experience.

Between their two restaurants, Chinatown’s historic House of Nanking, owned by Peter and Lily Fang, and SoMa’s modern Fang restaurant, from chef-owner daughter Kathy, the Fangs usually get home from service and their own Chinese New Year’s eve celebration at 2 a.m., their feet sore and bellies full with fish, dumplings, noodles and other lucky foods eaten for the holiday.

This year, of course, will be different. For the first time, instead of hosting a big dinner party with extended family,

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Meet the American who spent a year eating his way through Singapore

No one wants to be stuck in a foreign country during a global pandemic.



a man and a woman taking a selfie: American software engineer Jon Lu has eaten at Michelin-starred Odette, helmed by chef Julien Royer, four times.


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American software engineer Jon Lu has eaten at Michelin-starred Odette, helmed by chef Julien Royer, four times.

But, by his own admission, 25-year-old Jon Lu, an American software engineer, chose to remain in Singapore when the world’s borders began to shutter last year.

“I arrived in Singapore for the first time in August 2019, although my time was mostly spent abroad for work,” says the New York native. “I didn’t start truly living in Singapore until March 2020.”

The Massachusetts Institute of

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