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Watch: Eddie Huang and Stephen Colbert Talk Cultural Identity and Spaghetti and Meatballs

The chef's new book comes out May 31

Chef, TV personality, and writer Eddie Huang certainly stays busy: He's got a Manhattan restaurant called BaoHaus, a Viceland TV series called Huang's World, and his autobiography, Fresh Off the Boat, was turned into an ABC sitcom by the same name last year. Now, Huang is preparing to release his second book: Double Cup Love follows the chef as he travels to China to explore his heritage and find out whether his cooking stands up in "the motherland."

As Huang explains to late-night host Stephen Colbert over a plate of his famous bao, it turns out people in China just wanted him to cook American food — namely, red-sauce Italian in the form of spaghetti and meatballs. But Huang says he also learned that it doesn't matter how "authentic" or not his cooking is: "Wherever you are, if you're Jamaican or Puerto Rican or Chinese and you're born in America — you're part of it, you're connected... Whatever you do, it is Chinese or it is Jamaican or it is Puerto Rican but it's in your own voice."

Double Cup Love will be released May 31, and Huang's World premieres Thursday, April 28 at 10 p.m. on Viceland.

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