• January 12, 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online (U.S. Pacific Time)
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Chef extraordinaire and popular TV host Martin Yan has spent decades promoting Chinese and pan-Asian cuisines on his popular TV show Yan Can Cook. Passionate about cooking as well as its benefits for health and wellbeing, Chef Yan is known world-wide for celebrating Chinese and Asian cuisines and cultures, encouraging home cooks to explore these important and delicious foodways. 
Important to Chef Yan and to Chinese cuisine is the interconnection between our wellbeing and the food we eat.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, foods and herbs alike can be selected and prepared appropriately to tonify, cleanse, and regulate the body. In a diet guided by Traditional Chinese Medicine, one looks not only for vitamins and minerals but also the energetic properties of food.

Join Chef Yan for an entertaining and illuminating conversation exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine, food, and wellbeing. Discover insights on balance and understand important concepts of traditional Chinese food energetics including the five seasons of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how changing food choices based on the time of year can support your health and wellness.

Please note that this conversation will be hosted live online and includes an audience Q&A. Instructions on how to join the conversation will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu.

 Martin Yan

“Yan Can Cook, So Can You!” has always been the motto of Martin Yan, chef extraordinaire and popular television host recognized from Shanghai to San Francisco. Promoting Chinese and Asian cuisine, making it easy for home cooks has been his life-long mission.

Born in Guangzhou in Southern China, Chef Yan is technically a second generation ‘culinarian,’ who was first inspired by his parents in the kitchen of their family restaurant.

After receiving his chef training in Hong Kong, Chef Yan immigrated to the U.S., receiving a master’s degree in Food Science from UC Davis.  Beginning in 1978, he began to host the now world-famous Yan Can Cook show, which grew to become one of the most popular and long-lasting cooking programs on television in its 40 years of worldwide broadcast.  It has won several James Beard Awards. 

Never one to rest on his laurels, Chef Yan has remained an active international food ambassador. He roams the world appearing at culinary institutes, food and wine events, and trade shows to entertain and educate the public, sharing with them his unique humor and passion for Chinese and Asian culture. 

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