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SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season Two: Craft Beer: Boldly Brewing What No Man Has Brewed Before

Airs Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Chef Su-Mei Yu (right) learns how to brew beer from Colby Chandler of Ballast Point.

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.

Recipes

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

"Craft Beer: Boldly Brewing What No Man Has Brewed Before" - San Diego's recent emergence as the center of the craft brewing universe is the yeasty topic of this exciting episode.

Explore the evolution of the beer industry in San Diego with chef Su-Mei Yu as she visits key local producer and industry forerunner Ballast Point to learn about the art of brewing craft beer and then the fascinating White Labs in Mira Mesa to learn about brewer's yeast.

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

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.

ABOUT CHEF SU-MEI YU

Courtesy of Savor San Diego

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

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. 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.”

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Savor San Diego: Craft Beer: Boldly Brewing What No Man Has Brewed

Above: San Diego's recent emergence as the center of the craft brewing universe is the yeasty topic of this exciting episode. Explore the evolution of the beer industry in San Diego with Chef Su-Mei Yu as she visits key local producer and industry forerunner Ballast Point to learn about the art of brewing craft beer and then the fascinating White Labs in Mira Mesa to learn about brewer's yeast. (Video Expires: 06/30/2016)

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Savor San Diego: Spa Food: It All Began At Rancho la Puerta

Above: Just across the border in Tecate, the legendary Rancho La Puerta continues under the guidance of founder Deborah Szekely, a pioneer of spa cuisine. (Video Expires: 06/30/2016)

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Savor San Diego: Pro Kids: Youngsters Take Swings at Healthy Eating

Above: In City Heights, the non-profit Pro Kids organization uses golf as the hook to involve more than 1500 children with various types of learning, including healthy eating and fitness. (Video Expires: 06/30/2016)

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Savor San Diego: Archi's Acres: Helping Veterans Grow

Above: A working garden in Valley Center designed to teach the business of agriculture, Archi's Acres provides veterans with skills and experiences they can use to support themselves and their families. (Video Expires: 06/30/2016)

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Savor San Diego: The Guadalupe Valley

Above: Chef Su-Mei Yu goes south of the border to Baja California's fabulous enclave of cuisine and wine, and the unique lifestyle that has arisen around both.

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Savor San Diego: Beautiful Beans

Above: Indulge in chocolate and coffee with Chef Su-Mei Yu as she visits a pair of successful local entrepreneurs who derive delicious creations from coffee and cacao. (Video Expires: 06/30/2016)

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Savor San Diego Season Two

Above: SAVOR SAN DIEGO SEASON TWO premieres Jan 23, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV