Eddie Huang seems to be everywhere these days. The food blogger and Baohaus chef/owner who took New York by storm in 2009 when he opened his Tawainese-style steamed bun restaurant is now hitting the web series scene with his new show on vice.com. The show, named after his blog, “Fresh Off The Boat,” will follow Huang as he travels to cities in search of the deep underground food haunts of bikers, gangs, drug dealers, and other dark and dangerous crowds. View the trailer here.
Another chef is jumping on the web series band wagon. Tom Colicchio, in between filming seasons of Top Chef, is launching his own YouTube series. The show will feature fishing trips with Colicchio and other chef friends as they bring the catch of the day. The show, “Hooked Up,” will air on the Reserve Channel. And guess who will be a guest on his first episode? None other than, Mr. Eddie Huang.
Celebrity chef and world traveler, Anthony Bourdain, is testing out new media and technology channels with an app based on his new show, “Layover“, on the Travel Channel. The app will help you make the best of a quick stay in a number of cities around the world. Features will include TV show clips, maps, guides, timelines, and dos and don’ts of each city. Learn more or purchase the app here.
Hip-hop lifestyle magazine, Complex, has just launched a new food-centric website called First We Feast. The site will feature stories, photos, and blogs that circulate the latest trends, names, faces, and places in the culinary scene. So far, we like what we see.