Martin Yan, a celebrity chef, restaurateur and UC Davis graduate, shows off some braised pork on paper boats filled with rice during a news conference Monday morning to celebrate the new Confucius Institute at UC Davis. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Meeting the press Monday morning at a news conference to celebrate the new Confucius Institute at UC Davis are, from left, Charles Shoemaker, director of the institute and professor emeritus of food science and technology; Jianqiao Dong, deputy director of the institute and dean of the School of Foreign Studies at Jiangnan University in China; Martin Yan, celebrity chef, restaurateur and UCD graduate; and Linxia Liang, co-director of the institute and director of Asian international programs for university outreach and internatinoal programs at UCD. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Elaine Thai, an Asian Channel journalist, takes a break from taking notes to sample some of Martin Yan's cuisine. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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