Feast at Great Wall of Florence

Martin Yan and Kevin BrauchSpecial thanks to Clara and Kenny at The Great Wall restaurant in Florence Ma for putting out an amazing feast last night. Having just come back from Taiwan a couple of days ago I can speak with some authority that the food was authentic Chinese, and what a spread it was. A whole roast pig, stir fried lobster in the shell, where just two of 11 dishes that just kept appearing at our table.

The delightful Martin Yan of “Yan can cook” fame was there along with Kevin Brauch one of the announcers for the “Iron Chef”. I was in foodie heaven.

Martin was one of the first television cooking stars along with Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet. I used to watch him as a kid and as Kevin said in his toast to him, “this is the guy that started it all for the rest of us way back when and he looks exactly the same!”

The Iron chef America is one of my favorite food shows now and Kevin is a great guy. He gave us the inside info on the show and I was happy to hear that it is a real competition.

Here is a link to Kevin’s web site, Tapasproductions.com and if you are interested in learning from the master, you can join Martin in China at his cooking school and cultural tours that he offers at YanCancook.com