Demonstration: Wok with Chef Martin Yan

Friday, 5/7/2021
2:00 - 3:00
Virtual Library

Online Services
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

San Francisco’s own Chef Martin Yan helps us celebrate AAPI by providing a virtual cooking class suitable for all cooks, young to old, if “Yan Can Cook, So Can You!”

Chef Martin Yan has WOWed audiences from Shanghai to San Francisco for over 40 years on American Public Television, promoting Chinese and Asian cuisine. Making it easy for home cooks has been his life-long mission.

Since 1978, Chef Yan has hosted the Yan Can Cook show on PBS—one of the longest-running cooking and traveling programs on television today—has written 30 cookbooks and is founder and chef of M.Y. China in San Francisco. 

YouTube Live


Recipes and ingredient lists for this program are below.

Beef Tacos Recipe

Seafood Quesadillas Recipe

Dan Dan Noodles with Spicy Salsa Recipe




Yan Can Cook QR Code

Celebrate and honor the diverse histories and cultures from Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Discover new flavors, build cooking skills and try something tasty.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

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