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Restaurateur Eddie Huang Talks About Funky Food

Fresh Off The Boat
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Cover of Eddie Huang's memoir, "Fresh off the Boat."

Eddie Huang stormed through childhood. He fought bigoted kids, defied stereotypes of the "model minority" and partied hard. But he clung to the delights of  his father’s restaurant and the flavors of his mother’s kitchen. Following a stint as a lawyer and a stand-up comic, he returned to his raucous roots, dipped in the flavors of Taiwan, America and the world.

Eddie Huang joins us for a conversation about the first-generation immigrant experience he writes about in his new memoir, “Fresh Off the Boat.”This interview was previously broadcast February 5 and September 13, 2013.

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