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SAVOR SAN DIEGO WITH SU-MEI YU: Sea To Plate

Airs Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, August 3 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Su-Mei Yu (right) takes viewers on a journey from sea to plate that begins at local fishing docks to explore San Diego's fresh catch and rich fishing history, including the families that have made it so.

Courtesy of Savor San Diego

Su-Mei Yu meets with the manager from famed distributor Catalina Offshore to learn the details of processing uni, one of our area's most interesting treasures from the sea.

Courtesy of Savor San Diego

Su-Mei Yu and her crew finish the show with a delectable and creative uni dish.

Courtesy of Savor San Diego

Uni Dip with a Thai Punch

Food is at the heart of many of San Diego’s most fascinating stories. Our food community is vibrant, diverse and unique, full of history, passionate people and delicious treasures. Join Su-Mei Yu, noted local cook, author and restaurant owner, as she explores and cooks her way around San Diego sharing the captivating tales of our culinary bounty on SAVOR SAN DIEGO.

"Sea To Plate" - Su-Mei takes viewers on a journey from sea to plate that begins at local fishing docks to explore San Diego's fresh catch and rich fishing history, including the families that have made it so.

Then she heads to famed distributor Catalina Offshore to learn the details of processing uni, one of our area's most interesting treasures from the sea. She finishes the show with a delectable and creative uni dish.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO is on Facebook, and you can follow @saffronsd on Twitter. Su-Mei Yu is the owner of the award-winning Saffron Thai Grilled Chicken, San Diego’s first authentic Thai restaurant.

Specialty Produce is on Facebook, and you can follow @SpecialtyProd on Twitter.

ABOUT CHEF SU-MEI YU

Su-Mei Yu is a celebrated San Diego chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. Her cookbooks include "Asian Grilling," the 2000 IACP Award-winning "Cracking the Coconut," and "The Elements of Life: A Contemporary Guide to Thai Cooking and Traditions for Healthier Living."

Su-Mei is a frequent contributor to Fine Cooking magazine, the Bangkok Post, and the U-T San Diego. She is chef-owner of the acclaimed Saffron restaurants in San Diego, California and has made numerous appearances on national television programs such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Martha Stewart Living.

Recipes

Get the latest recipes from Su-Mei Yu and make them at home!

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Su-Mei Yu, a celebrated San Diego chef, restaurateur and cookbook author.

She is a regular and popular morning show guest on local news programs as well because of her outgoing and high energy personality along with her delicious and healthful cooking tips.

Born of Chinese parents in Thailand, she came to America to attend boarding school at the age of fifteen, and worked as a social worker and as an assistant professor at San Diego State University before opening Saffron, one of San Diego’s first authentic Thai restaurants in Mission Hills in 1985.

Su-Mei later expanded the Saffron brand with Saffron Noodles & Sate, a comfortable eatery with indoor and outdoor seating. Located next to each other, both restaurants have become San Diego favorites featuring traditional Thai dishes made from recipes Su-Mei learned as a child in Thailand.

Saffron’s menus offer guests delicious and affordable fare prepared with Su-Mei’s philosophy of “food for the mind, body and soul.”

Episodes of SAVOR SAN DIEGO will be available for online viewing following the broadcast.

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Full Episode: Savor San Diego: Green Goddess Goes To Market (Expires 6/30/16)

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Full Episode: Savor San Diego: Orange Gold In Jamul (Expires 6/30/16)

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Full Episode: Savor San Diego With Su-Mei Yu: The Yin-Yang Of Protein (Expires 6/30/16)

Above: Food is at the heart of many of San Diego’s most fascinating stories. Our food community is vibrant, diverse and unique, full of history, passionate people and delicious treasures. Join Su-Mei Yu, noted local cook, author and restaurant owner, as she explores and cooks her way around San Diego sharing the captivating tales of our culinary bounty SAVOR SAN DIEGO. This episode is available for online viewing through June 30, 2016.

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Full Episode: Savor San Diego With Su-Mei Yu: Cultivating Communities (Expires 6/30/16)

Above: San Diego's many community gardens serve their surrounding neighborhoods in a variety of ways. On this episode, Su-Mei visits two unique growing grounds, New Roots Garden in City Heights and Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City. This episode is available for online viewing through June 30, 2016.

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Above: Food is at the heart of many of San Diego’s most fascinating stories. Our food community is vibrant, diverse and unique, full of history, passionate people and delicious treasures. Join Su-Mei Yu, noted local cook, author and restaurant owner, as she explores and cooks her way around San Diego sharing the captivating tales of our culinary bounty on SAVOR SAN DIEGO.

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