Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China

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In the follow-up to his bestselling coming-of-age memoir Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit show on ABC, celebrity chef Eddie Huang tells a powerful story about love and family and what really makes us who we are. After growing up in a wild first-generation immigrant family in the comically hostile world of suburban America, Huang begins to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really is. So he enlists his brothers Emery and Evan and returns to the country his ancestors abandoned. His immediate goal is to sample China’s best food and see if his cooking measures up to local tastes—but his deeper goals are to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life.

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"Double Cup Love" invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described human panda is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food. "Chicago Tribune"
An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . [Eddie] Huang s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised. Jon Caramanica, "The New York Times"
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Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he s not afraid to speak up about it. "The New Yorker"
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Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style. New York "Daily News"
Another punch of passion . . . With his gift for conversation, edgy humor, and deeply knowledgeable palate, readers get a sense of a young chef on a serious quest. . . . His passion for food and determination to get things right in the U.S., in China, and in his heart of hearts mark every page. " Publishers Weekly"
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Huang possesses a fiery descriptive flair capable of splicing disparate cultural references with the acuity of a yakitori grill master. . . . A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes. "Kirkus Reviews"

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Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described human panda is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food. Chicago Tribune
An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . [Eddie] Huang s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised. Jon Caramanica, The New York Times

Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he s not afraid to speak up about it. The New Yorker

Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style. New York Daily News
Another punch of passion . . . With his gift for conversation, edgy humor, and deeply knowledgeable palate, readers get a sense of a young chef on a serious quest. . . . His passion for food and determination to get things right in the U.S., in China, and in his heart of hearts mark every page. Publishers Weekly

Huang possesses a fiery descriptive flair capable of splicing disparate cultural references with the acuity of a yakitori grill master. . . . A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes. Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition."

"Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang's] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang's honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described "human panda" is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food."--Chicago Tribune

"An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . [Eddie] Huang's writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised."--Jon Caramanica, The New York Times

"Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he's not afraid to speak up about it."--The New Yorker

"Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America--through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style."--New York Daily News

"Another punch of passion . . . With his gift for conversation, edgy humor, and deeply knowledgeable palate, readers get a sense of a young chef on a serious quest. . . . His passion for food and determination to get things right--in the U.S., in China, and in his heart of hearts--mark every page."--Publishers Weekly

"Huang possesses a fiery descriptive flair capable of splicing disparate cultural references with the acuity of a yakitori grill master. . . . A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes."--Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author:

Eddie Huang is the world’s first and only Human Panda. He splits time between Brooklyn and Malibu, playing basketball and boogie boarding. Cam’ron is his favorite rapper, soup dumplings are his favorite food, and Kristaps Porzingis is his favorite basketball player. This year he listened to a lot of Future. He also likes the Washington Redskins but thinks they should change their name. His online dating profile reads, “Single Asiatic male seeks ride or die chick.”
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