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How Patience, Passion Drove Chef Martin Yan From Restaurant Kitchens to 'Yan Can Cook'

Best known for his "Yan Can Cook" PBS series, Martin Yan has been bringing Asian cuisine into American homes for decades — and he's not slowing down.
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With nearly four decades of television experience under his belt, Martin Yan can be credited with introducing Asian cuisine and cooking techniques into millions of American homes. Today, Yan is still cooking and hosting television shows, and continuing to bring his signature humor, enthusiasm, and passion to food.

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