Huang will begin the new season by traveling to Mongolia
Vice has renewed chef Eddie Huang’s food and travel series “Fresh Off the Boat With Eddie Huang” for a second season, the company announced Wednesday. Huang, a New York-based chef and best-selling author, will travel to Mongolia, Moscow, Detroit, London, Chengdu, Shanghai and New York in this latest season, which debuts Sept. 30.
He will kick things off by traveling to the Gobi Desert to live with a tribe of camel herders and in later episodes will tour Detroit with rapper Danny Brown and meet food cart workers in Shanghai.
The show will air on Vice’s website until March, as seven episodes will be divided up into multiple parts.
“Season Two is about resistance,” Huang said in a statement. “Resisting the rising force of global capitalism and forcing technology, government, and soft power to work for us once again. As it stands, we live in an oppressive global feudalism where the individual creates and lays its treasures up to the 1% with no other option but to live the life of a digital peasant.”
Huang, a Washington, D.C., native whose parents emigrated from Taiwan, began his career in food by opening BaoHaus in New York and then launching a blog and publishing a memoir.
Huang recently sold a comedy pilot based on that memoir to ABC and he will also host a reality cooking competition show on MTV.