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Old 06-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Wok with YAN

Who knows the cooking show " Wok with Yan? " It is a cooking show that
teaches Chinese cuisine. Does anyone heard of it before? I think it was in the early 90's but never heard of it then. :(

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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yep. have one of Martin yan's cookbooks. fun show.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
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I remember Yan Can Cook. Liked it !
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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Yeah - I remember "Yan Can Cook". Around here it used to be on Public Television, but haven't seen it anywhere in awhile. When Public Television runs their sometimes-Saturday cooking lineup, Yan seems to have been replaced by Ming Tsai's "Simply Ming", which is "okay", but his dishes are mostly fusion & I'm rarely crazy about the combos.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:10 PM   #5
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I think "Wok with Yan" and "Yan Can Cook" are two different shows. I do remember them, though. As I recall, they were on PBS. My husband had VHS tapes of them from one or both of those shows from the 80s.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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Yan Can Cook was one of the first shows I watched when I was growing up! I loved it! I remembered watching him in awe wishing I was not afraid to use the heat of a stove or open flame...of course I was very young and a respect for such things can be healthy. I'm a Yan fan for sure and not just for nostalgic reasons.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:45 PM   #7
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Yan did a cooking demonstration about 12 years ago out in the vineyards near my house. Got his book, and autograph. He puts on a great demonstration.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #8
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I remember Martin Yan, I'm pretty sure it was his cookbooks that I checked out of the library. I was in heaven knowing I could check out cookbooks, I wish now I had such restrant. Back to Yan, I watched both of his shows in the 80's on the old TLC channel, along with Justin Wilson.
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I think "Wok with Yan" and "Yan Can Cook" are two different shows. I do remember them, though. As I recall, they were on PBS. My husband had VHS tapes of them from one or both of those shows from the 80s.
Margaux, you are right. "Wok with Yan" was done by Stephen Yan in Vancouver. His restaurant was about a half hour from our home in the outskirts of the city and we went there often. He was also a customer of my Dad's drug store. He was as hilarious in person as on his show. He made the best mushroom dish I have ever tasted - can't remember the name of it.

I loved his show.

I too have a few of Martin Yan's cookbooks but I didn't see much of his show.
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His book "Fear of Frying" got me over mine!
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