Why you should care
OZY’s new TV show ‘Breaking Big’ reveals how this chef practiced (and broke) the law before cooking up success.
OZY Media’s latest prime-time television show, Breaking Big, has been hitting screens on Fridays at 8.30 p.m. ET on PBS stations, Facebook Watch and OZY.com. Join us as we explore the unexpected journeys to success of some of the world’s most influential stars. If you missed episode one, check it out here.
Last week, we explored the path to success of Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and this week we’re turning our cameras to restaurateur Eddie Huang.
Owner of Baohaus, author of Fresh off the Boat and host of his own television series, Huang guides us through his unique path to the American dream. Through the eyes of a first-generation Asian-American, the former T-shirt hustler–turned–business mogul tracks the influence of his family and the cultural significance of food that led to his ultimate success.
Raised by strict Taiwanese immigrant parents — Huang reveals how this upbringing has impacted his relationship with his father — the chef might never have gotten his start if his life as a lawyer had not been put on hold. Tune in Friday to PBS, OZY.com or Facebook Watch at 8.30 p.m. ET/7.30 p.m. CT to learn how Huang turned a career blip into a delicious, lifelong passion.
Future Breaking Big guests include actress Danai Gurira, country music star Jason Aldean, SoulCycle and Flywheel cofounder Ruth Zuckerman, fashion designer Christian Siriano and acclaimed author Roxane Gay, among many others.