Is this hip-hop lovin’, lawyer-turned-chef the new Anthony Bourdain? Watch and find out…
After 9 seasons of bringing the world of travel and food into the living rooms of millions of Americans, Anthony B. is calling it quits. But before you go jump off of a bridge, there just might be a new savior in the world of wanderlust and food after all. And his first name isn’t Andrew.
Introducing Eddie Huang- A young Taiwanese-American chef/restauranteur/writer/lawyer who successfully introduced the Taiwanese Bao sandwich to New York City. He already had his own tv show Munchies on the Cooking Channel and is now the host of Vice.com‘s new show ‘Fresh Off the Boat’.
But unlike other celebrity chefs and travel tv shows, Huang’s don’t-give-a-f*&@ style, his love of hip-hop as well as his culinary skills will bring a different lens through which audiences will view travel, food and culture on his new show. ‘Fresh off the Boat’ seeks to go further by giving its audience a look into food subcultures across America and Taiwan. So don’t expect him to hit up Mr. Chows in LA. Huang is taking to the streets of neighborhoods that probably aren’t on your travel bucket list.
“My generation is sick of people feeding us that bullsh*t about what to see, eat, hear, and smell and we’re asking each other to think differently and keep up with the underbelly cultures out there,” Huang said in the statement on TheDailyMeal.com. “We wanted to go to LA but not do Hollywood. We wanted to go to the underserved Oakland areas and when we ended up with someone putting a heater in his arm right behind us, we showed it. When we captured crack addicts walking through our shots, we kept the footage.”
And that’s why we’re diggin’ him.