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Old 08-26-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Yan Can Cook

Martin Yan will be in Charlotte NC next month for a festival called Charlotte Shout I can't wait to see him. Has anyone seen him before? He seems awful funny to me.

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Old 08-26-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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I have. Wait to you see him chop up the veggies! So fast that you can't see the knife move.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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I have never seen him. I still haven't decided whether or not I like him. Most of my family can't stand his TV persona. I am neutral. I don't care too much for her mannerisms on his show either, but when I saw him on ICA, I found new respect for him. I thought he gave a really good thorough critique of dishes presnted. Very detailed, which I appreciated.

One good thing though, is I think he helped bring Chinese cooking, techniques and ingredients mainstream.
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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He's definitly on the flashy side, with a lot of talk and attempts at humor.

If you can look past all that, he can teach you a lot.
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Old 08-26-2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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I'd say the same thing goes for Emeril, Andy, if you can get past all the show biz junk.
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Old 08-26-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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I think he is a great chef.

His voice is a problem for me to understand at times though.

I than butterfly a chicken in like 15 seconds.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:04 PM   #7
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Thanks, I agree he is an outstanding chef.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:37 PM   #8
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I caught a glimpse of him this week on tv and did some searching around for him on the net. His yan can cook site isn't all that great but I found what looks to be some newer stuff here.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #9
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I like everything about him, and it saddens me that food network has overlooked his cooking shows/talent. I would like to see him back on the air as well as Wolfgang (if he's available) and more of Ming. With Rachael climbing the success ladder with 30 minute meals, and free lunches - to me this is not what true cooking/the art of cooking is all about. Food TV, bring back the chefs! I'm tuning into PBS.
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:28 PM   #10
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Has yan ever been part of the Food TV/Food Network? I'm pretty sure it was PBS I saw him on this past week.
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