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

Eddie Huang

From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He'd written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he'd even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love-and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion-food; and the woman he loved-an All-American white girl-made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents' migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates-and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning-in family and culture, in romance and marriage-but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves. Praise for Eddie Huang's Double Cup Love "Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey

From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He'd written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he'd even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love-and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion-food; and the woman he loved-an All-American white girl-made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents' migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates-and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning-in family and culture, in romance and marriage-but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves. Praise for Eddie Huang's Double Cup Love "Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey
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From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He'd written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he'd even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love-and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion-food; and the woman he loved-an All-American white girl-made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents' migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates-and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning-in family and culture, in romance and marriage-but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves. Praise for Eddie Huang's Double Cup Love "Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey

Language:

English

Length:

5h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:54