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Martin Yan Biography

Martin Yan is a Chinese-American chef and food writer who has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.

Yan started encouraging Chinese cooking for a school augmentation program and showing up on a Canadian syndicated program from Calgary in 1978 (on CFAC-TV, presently CICT-DT). He has facilitated more than 1,500 scenes of the PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982. His shows have been communicated in more than 50 countries. He presently has Martin Yan – Quick and Easy. He additionally has Martin Yan’s Chinatowns, where he visits Chinatowns around the world just as “Martin Yan’s Hidden China.”

Yan has opened a chain of Yan Can Restaurants and established the Yan Can International Cooking School in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has composed more than two dozen cookbooks.

The American Culinary Federation has assigned him a Master Chef. He is one of the lead on-screen characters of the Hong Kong film Rice Rhapsody (海南雞飯, 2005). In 2007 he upheld and embraced the foundation of the World Association of Master Chefs.

He has shown up as a visitor judge on a few scenes of Iron Chef America and showed up on the animation syndicated program Space Ghost Coast to Coast. He likewise showed up as a visitor judge on the Season 10 finale of Top Chef just as a Season 11 scene of Hell’s Kitchen.

He isn’t identified with Chinese Canadian gourmet expert Stephen Yan of the CBC Television arrangement Wok with Yan, however, Martin was a worker and had worked for Stephen Yan during the 1980s as a demonstrator for Stephen’s items.

Martin Yan Education

He studied at Munsang College in Kowloon City. He then joined the Overseas Institute of Cookery of Hong Kong where he received his diploma. He moved to Canada for further studies and later to North America. He then graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1975 receiving a Master of Science degree in food science from.

Martin Yan Age

Yan was born on 22 December 1948 in Guangzhou, China. He celebrates his birthday on 22 December every year.

Martin Yan Family

He is the son of a restaurateur father and a grocer mother. There is no more information concerning his parents and siblings.

Martin Yan Wife

He is married to Susan Yan. There is no more information concerning couples love life, they like keeping their lives away from the limelight. The couple has two sons; Devin Yan and Colin Yan.

Martin Yan Body Measurements

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  • Hair Colour: Black

Martin Yan Net Worth

He has earned his good fortune through his cooking skills and as a writer of cooking books. He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

Martin Yan Cleaver

Chef Yan masterfully crafted an all-purpose kitchen knife, which features a razor-sharp edge with a practical curve, a large blade that doubles as a spatula, and a contoured relaxed grip.

Martin Yan Quick And Easy

Yan is a Canadian culinary television program Quick & Easy was produced for Food Network Canada. Yan has hosted other celebrity chefs like Christine Cushing on his show. It airs on weekdays at 2:30 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada and on some PBS stations.

Taste Of Malaysia With Martin Yan

Chef Yan presents broad range of Southeast Asian dishes while exploring the cultural and historical elements of the tri-cultural landscape.

Martin Yan Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil divided
  • 10 oz lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • cup ½ finely diced red bell peppers
  • cup ½ finely diced yellow bell peppers
  • cup ¼ serrano pepper sliced into rings
  • cup ¾ pickled long beans cut into 1/4” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine
  • cup ½ finely chopped green onions
INSTRUCTIONS
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a stir-fry pan over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry, breaking the beef up into small pieces. Add rice wine, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Cook until beef is completely cooked and no liquid remains in the pan, about 5 minutes.
Remove beef from pan. Set aside.
Wipe pan clean and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Heat over medium-high heat and add garlic, cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add red, yellow and serrano peppers, cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Add pickled long beans, sugar and rice wine; cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Return ground beef to pan and toss to combine.

Serve hot, garnished with green onions.

Martin Yan Television Appearances

  • 1982- Yan Can Cook
  • 1996: Space Ghost Coast to Coast
  • 2005-2007 Martin Yan’s Hong Kong
  • 2008: Martin Yan’s China
  • 2011: Iron Chef America
  • 2011: Food Court
  • 2012: Iron Chef Vietnam
  • 2013: Top Chef
  • 2013: Hell’s Kitchen
  • 2013: Martin Yan: Taste of Vietnam
  • 2013: Back to Basics
  • 2015: Martin Yan: Taste of Malaysia
  • 2017: Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
  • 2018—: Yan’s Asian Favorites
  • Yan – Quick & Easy
  • Yan’s Chinatowns
  • Christine Cushing Live

Martin Yan Cookbook

  • Chinese Recipes in 1978
  • The Joy of Working in 1978
  • The Yan Can Cook Book in 1981, reprinted 1983
  • Everybody’s Working
  • The Well-Seasoned Wok
  •  Yan’s Feast: The Best of Yan Can Cook
  • Chinese Cooking for Dummies
  • Yan’s Asian Favorites
  •  Yan’s Quick and Easy
  • Yan’s Chinatowns
  • Yan’s Culinary Journey Through China
  • Yan’s Asia
  • Yan’s China
  •  Yan’s Entertainment At-Home
  • Yan the Chinese Chef Yan’s Invitation to Chinese Cooking
  • Yan’s Feast
  • A Wok for All Seasons, 1988

Martin Yan Awards

  • An honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts by Johnson & Wales University
  • A Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for the best cooking show
  • A 1996 James Beard Award for Best TV Food Journalism
  • A 1994 James Beard Award for Best TV Cooking Show
  • The Antonin Careme Award by the Chef’s Association of the Pacific Coast
  • The Courvoisier Leadership Award by Courvoisier
  • 2008 Picnic Day (UC Davis) parade marshal

Frequently Asked Questions About Martin Yan

Who is Chef Yan?

Yan is a Chinese-American chef and food writer who has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.

How old is Chef Yan?

He is 71 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1948 in Guangzhou, China.

What nationality is Martin Yan?

He is an American and Hong Kong national.

Where did Martin Yan go to school?

He studied at Munsang College in Kowloon City, the Overseas Institute of Cookery of Hong Kong and at the University of California.

How tall is Chef Yan?

He has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.

Is Chef Yan married?

Yes, he is married to Susan Yan.

How much is Chef Yan worth?

He has an approximate net worth of $10 million. This amount has been accrued from his career as a chef and food writer.

How much does Chef Yan make?

His salary is still under review.

Where does Chef Yan live?

He lives in San Mateo, 10 minutes south of San Francisco International Airport.

Are Martin Yan and Stephen Yan related?

They are not related. Martin was worked for Stephen Yan in the 1980s as a demonstrator for Stephen’s products.

Is Chef Yan dead or alive?

He is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Chef Yan now?

He is working on his career as a Chinese-American chef and food writer.

What knife does Martin Yan use?

Chef Yan masterfully crafted an all-purpose kitchen knife, which features a razor-sharp edge with a practical curve, a large blade that doubles as a spatula, and a contoured relaxed grip.

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