Yan Can Cook
|Yan Can Cook|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Gayle Yamada|
|First shown in||1982|
|Followed by||Martin Yan – Quick & Easy|
Yan Can Cook is a Chinese oriented cooking show starring Chef Martin Yan that featured recipes for stir fried foods and an assortment of various other traditional Chinese meals and cooking techniques. The series was widely broadcast on public television in the United States, on Food Network in Canada and on HTV in Vietnam. The series later transferred to Thames Television in the UK in the 1980s[when?]. A counterpart series featuring Vietnamese cuisine was also produced and was broadcast in 2003. Yan also wrote several cookbooks which serve as companions to these various television series.
Chef Yan's style of presentation was infused with (and today continues to feature) humor; during this program's original run he became known for his main catchphrase, "If Yan can cook, so can you, zai jian(goodbye in Mandarin Chinese)/zoi gin(goodbye in Cantonese)!", with which he signed off on each show. He used a second catchphrase, "Something fishy here! [sic]", used whenever he cooked seafood. One of his other trademarks was to chop food frantically with a sharp cleaver while grinning towards the camera. This show is shot on stage.
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