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BREAKING BIG: Eddie Huang

Airs Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Eddie Huang, chef and restaurateur, author of “Fresh Off the Boat.”

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Above: Eddie Huang, chef and restaurateur, author of “Fresh Off the Boat.”

Follow restaurateur, author and television host Huang on his unique path to the American Dream

He became an attorney to please his parents, but Eddie Huang’s heart was always in the kitchen. As the founder of New York City eatery Baohaus, Huang infuses traditional Chinese dishes with his own flair.

Out of the kitchen, he drew upon his experiences as a first-generation Asian-American to write the memoir “Fresh Off the Boat,” which inspired an ABC sitcom.

As he tells BREAKING BIG host Carlos Watson, he never intended to share a “fake cornstarch General Tso’s orange chicken version of [my] life in America… People want to know what’s really good.”

Episode 2 Preview | Eddie Huang

Follow Huang, restaurateur, television host and author of "Fresh off the Boat, "on his unique path to the American Dream. The first-generation Asian American credits the influence of his family and the cultural significance of food in his success.

Eddie Huang On His Past Life As A Lawyer

Despite Chef Eddie Huang's inherent skill for law work and pressure from his family and friends to succeed, he found that the corporate life wasn't for him and his passion lay elsewhere.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders break big? Talented men and women such as Jason Aldean and Danai Gurira recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points.

Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson hosts BREAKING BIG.

BREAKING BIG Official Trailer

Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders break big? Talented men and women recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points. Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson hosts. Join the conversation #BreakingBigPBS

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BREAKING BIG is executive-produced by Carlos Watson, Samir Rao, Royd Chung, Danny Lee, Ari Hyman, Sean Braswell, and Cameo George.

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