Discipline: TV/Writing/Food & Beverage
Truly a food personality for the Hypebeasts, aside from Eddie Huang there are few personalities on the same level when it comes to the intersection of food, culture and sneakers. Examining the creation and preservation of cultural tendencies through the lens of cuisine and cooking, no common practice is safe from Huang’s lighthearted dissection. The writer and chef also owns BaoHaus in New York City, which specializes in dishing Taiwanese specialty baos. Cross-pollinating the concept from his New York Times best-selling memoir into a web series for VICE, the restaurateur’s show Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang debuted in 2013, mixing culinary content with traveling, where viewers have followed Huang to Taiwan, Moscow and Mongolia. This year also marked the launch of Huang’s return to streetwear with Monica Monroe and his involvement in the TED conference series.