Celebrity chef Eddie Huang tells immigrant, love story in 'Double Cup Love'

Chef and author Eddie Huang talks about his new book, 'Double Cup Love.'

- Eddie Huang is a celebrity chef, restaurant owner, writer and lawyer.

In his follow-up book to 'Fresh Off the Boat,' which was turned into a TV series, Huang, the son of Chinese immigrants, tells the story of finding love and acceptance.

"Along the way, as I was writing this book, I fell in love with this woman, Irish-Italian from Scranton. I wanted to bring her back to China to show her our motherland and it became a love story.  It's about loving and accepting yourself before you can love someone else," said Huang.

In 'Double Cup Love,' Huang writes that in the United States, as the child of immigrants, Asian Americans are made to feel different.

When he travels to China, he is not accepted there either.

"So you realize you don't really have a home. (In the book,) you have a complete view of what it means to be an immigrant in America," said Huang.

The 'Huang's World' host adds that despite obstacles along the way, he's reached success and helped move his generation of immigrant children to the next level.

"I feel like I'm getting closer and closer," said Huang.

He'll be signing copies of 'Double Cup Love,' Tues., May 31 at the Union Square Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m. 

 

 

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