When my now grown-up son, Nicolas, was a very little kid, we’d get up early on Saturday mornings to watch “Mr. Rogers” and “Sesame Street.” Then Nicolas always wanted to stick around for one more show. It was called “Yan Can Cook,” and Nicolas couldn’t get enough of Martin Yan’s engaging and infectious personality. Nic knew nothing about cooking, of course, but he did know a great entertainer when he saw one. It’s no wonder that Martin Yan has fans of all ages and from all over the world. I’m one of them, and it’s been a huge amount of fun to get to know Martin over the years and have him show me around places like Chinatown. He’s a walking encyclopedia and rolodex [for those of you who remember what they were]. He knows virtually everything and everyone, and he knows where to find and how to create great food. On top of all that, Martin is also very funny and very fast. He’s always on the move and tough to keep up with. But it’s worth the effort and I urge you to follow his endeavors and catch him on television and in person whenever you can. In the meantime, I also urge you to explore the streets and alleys of Chinatown. It’s a fascinating, authentic and absolutely delicious neighborhood.