Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Eddie Huang in conversation with Geo: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Arts & Culture, Media Library

Listen Here

(contains explicit language): 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

One of the food world’s brightest and most provocative young stars (“the new Anthony Bourdain,” declared the New York Post), outspoken chef Eddie Huang is the 30-year-old proprietor of the Taiwanese hot spot Baohaus and host of the Vice series Fresh Off the Boat. But before he created the perfect home for himself in New York City, Huang burned his way through American culture, defying every “model minority” stereotype along the way as he looked for a place to call his own. In his memoir Fresh Off the Boat (and at Town Hall, in conversation with Blue Scholars’ similarly outspoken vocalist Geo), Huang shares stories of assimilation and alienation; his misadventures as an unlikely lawyer and stand-up comic; and how he finally threw everything he loved into his own restaurant, bringing together a legacy stretching back to China—and the shards of global culture he’d melded into his own identity. Presented by Town Hall as part of its Arts & Culture series, with University Book Store.


This entry was posted in Arts & Culture, Media Library and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Trackback

  1. By My Favorite Food Memoir of 2013 | Edible Joy on December 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    […] speak at Town Hall in Seattle. (You can listen to his full conversation with Geo from Blue Scholars here.) He was so funny, I bought his book on the spot and had it signed. In the photo below, I’m […]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • member button-02

  • Other Arts & Culture, Media Library Events

    Short Stories Live
    Coming of Age

    Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30pm

    Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

    David Goldblatt
    Brazil, and the Power of Futebol

    Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

    Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

    Scratch Night
    Artist in Residence
    Tomo Nakayama

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

    Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

  • email-tile

  • Calendar

  • Town Hall News

    • Staff Spotlight: Mary Cutler, General Manager

      When asked about her position as Town Hall’s General Manager, Mary Cutler says modestly, “I keep things on track.”

    • A Successful Talk of the Town!

      Many thanks to everyone who came out on March 6 to support Town Hall at our 10th annual fundraising gala, Talk of the Town! We raised more than $115,000 to support the arts, education, humanities and civic programs we present all year long.

    • Partner Profile: Seattle Arts & Lectures

      This season, it has been an honor to host Seattle Arts & Lectures, which presented its entire 2013-14 Literary Arts series in the Great Hall for the first time.

    • Town Music in Schools

      Since the Town Music in Schools program began, more than 1,100 K-12 students have had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most talented classical musicians.