By Jennifer 8. Lee | March 26, 2009
Tonight, I’m doing an event at the Asia Society where I interview Martin Yan. Deails below.
Asian Food Series: An Evening with Star Chef Martin Yan, Ambassador of Chinese Food and Culture
Co-presented by New Asian Cuisine; sponsored by Tsing Tao Beer
March 26th 6-8 p.m.
Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, New York
Cost: $15 members; $30 nonmembers; $15 students (w/ID)
Although the Chinese restaurant industry represents 45,000 Chinese restaurants across the US, which generate over $20 billion in annual sales, most American diners still think of Chinese food as a cheap take-out of chow mein, spring rolls, and fortune cookies. While Chinese food has reinvented itself many times over on the Asian culinary scene â€”whose amazing growth was fueled by the recent economic boomâ€” its counterpart in the US has not yet achieved the same stature.
Join New York Times reporter and author of “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles” Jennifer 8 Lee in a conversation with world-renowned chef Martin Yan, a celebrated host of over 3000 cooking shows broadcast worldwide, author of over 30 cookbooks, and, most recently, founder and Chairman of Martin Yanâ€™s Culinary Arts Center in Shenzhen, China. Chef Yan has launched his center to promote the Chinese culinary arts in response to the worldâ€™s fascination with Chinese heritage and cuisine. There will be a live food demonstration.
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