Monday, January 26, 2009

Martin Yan, the Comedian, Wishes Us A Happy Year Of The Ox

I admit that sometimes I forget about people (cooking pros, I’m thinking of at the moment) that have been around for so long, I just take them for granted. Martin Yan deserves much more respect than that.

Even Katheeeee Leeeee couldn't compete with his firecracker sharp delivery this morning on the Today Show. Martin demonstrated Firecracker Beef in honor of Chinese New Year. Touting his healthful cooking, he said, “Look at this physical specimen, I just celebrated my 88th birthday.” Yan can really whoop it up. Plus he can really chop, stir-fry and cook up a storm.

A few years ago he did Firecracker Chicken on the Today Show, which is the same idea, but happily a different recipe.

Today's recipe is here.
Enjoy the video:


The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love Martin Yan. I hadn't seen him in years and I happened to be flipping around the channels a few months ago and caught a show of his. It featured a panda reserve and a cooking segment. He's so charming. I dno't know why FN hasn't snapped him up.

Sue said...

Well, I guess the Food Network feels that they can't have 2 jokesters on at the same time and they do have that new show with Adam Burpler coming up.

Emily said...

That woman is a giant.

I don't know if I'll ever like Katheee Leee. She annoys me. I can't help it.

Martin Yan is a character. I like how he drank the beer at the end. This has made me hungry for Chinese food. Beef. Maybe something with orange? Does that sound gross?