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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Eddie Huang's Awesome New Video Series Takes on the Bay Area

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM


Chef Eddie Huang is known for his irreverent Twitter and blog posts and willingness to engage with food writers and other chefs to slice through the pretension in the food world, and now he has his own series on VICE. Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang follows the chef as he uncovers "the cultural underbellies and lifestyles of the locals," but this isn't your average Cooking Channel show that pays lip service to local suppliers with a visit to the farmers market. Episode 1 involves Eddie shooting rabbits with a motorcycle gang in Oakland.

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It's a surprisingly poignant segment, considering you see a rabbit slaughtered, skinned, and cooked in the ten-minute episode -- not your average material for a food show. But though Huang can hang with the hipsters, he also gets serious, giving an elegant soliliqy on the balance between meat consumption and respect for life.

The second episode heads to the Mission, where Huang and the ladies from Rice Paper Scissors grill octopus, oysters, and rice paper on the street in true pop-up style.

Monday will see the release of the third and final Bay Area episode, wherein Huang eats many burritos and heads down to the Filipino community in Daly City. After that, Huang will head to Taiwan, East L.A., New York, and Miami.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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