• How Chef Eric Sze Is Changing the Game for Taiwanese Food in NYC

    9 days ago - By Eater

    The chef and Eater New Guard member throws the concept of “authenticity” out the window in favor of serving up mouthwatering spins on his favorite dishes “‘Authenticity' means jack shit to me,” says Eric Sze, a member of the 2021 Eater New Guard. “What's authentic to me doesn't mean it's authentic to you, even if you grew up in Taiwan.” Sze uses this philosophy to help guide his delicious, Taiwanese-inspired creations at his restaurant 886 in NYC's East Village. “Whatever I like, and whatever I want to serve, is authentic to me and authentic to us.”
    Sze's knack for melding traditional...
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  • Meet the 2021 Eater New Guard

    Meet the 2021 Eater New Guard

    9 days ago - By Eater

    Meet the inspiring leaders using food to challenge conventions, empower their communities, and make positive change.
    America's food culture is at a turning point. Pandemic-related shutdowns proved just how fragile the restaurant ecosystem has always been, while last summer's protests put a spotlight on the work still needed to dismantle white supremacy in all aspects of American life, especially in an industry built on a history of racism and inequity. And addressing hunger, an everyday reality for millions of Americans, became even more urgent as food banks struggled to keep up with the...
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