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Chef Jay Fai wears a wool cap and safety goggles to ward off the heat from the charcoal fires in the alley where she cooks all of the restaurant's meals. She is such a perfectionist that she doesn't let anyone on her staff do the cooking. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star

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A street vendor makes huaraches and quesadillas on the sidewalk in the piñata district in Los Angeles. LA is the only major U.S. city where selling food on the sidewalk is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law. But the devil is in the details. Camellia Tse for NPR hide caption

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