Martin Yan's China
A fascinating trek through the sights, sounds and tastes of China as Martin travels through this vast country to explore the 4 schools of Chinese cuisine: the Mongol-inspired flavors of the North, the Cantonese seafood of the South, the fiery Szechuan meals of the West and the delicious Shanghai specialties of the East. He journeys to upscale restaurants, ancient streets, marketplaces, factories and nature preserves, as well as historic destinations in this captivating land, discovering the secrets and attractions of one of the world's oldest countries.
Martin Yan's China Previous Broadcasts
Schoolmates Today (Episode #116Z)
KQED 9: Sat, Oct 31, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
At his primary school reunion, Martin encounters a group of Americans, one of whom had a relative who taught at the school 80 years ago. Then, he and his classmates revisit the neighborhood, lunching at a modest spot and dining at one of the best Cantonese restaurants. Recipes: sweet char su pork with cucumbers and seafood "over the cloud."
The Land of Chefs (Episode #113Z)
KQED 9: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
In Shunde, "the Land of Chefs," Martin visits Chef Tan and his environmentally friendly fish farm. Then, he competes in a seafood cook-off against six award-winning Cantonese chefs. Recipes: chefs fish basket and seafood trio in a treasure chest with guest chef Jennifer Cox.
Guangdong at Work (Episode #112Z)
KQED 9: Sat, Oct 3, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
In Guangdong Province, Martin visits a knife factory and a black bean factory. Then, he explores the region's farms, including the rice fields and a duck farm. Recipes: steamed fish fillet with black bean sauce and Grandma Yan's claypot.