Ironically, Americans tend to complicate their lives in an effort to simplify them. In this series, chef Ming Tsai helps make the yearning for a more manageable lifestyle a reality. Tsai, experienced in classical French, new American and Pan-Asian cuisine, provides a repertoire of very simple recipes which viewers can integrate into numerous dishes. Each of his flavor-packed sauces, salsas, pastes, rubs, stocks, syrups and doughs consists of fewer than seven ingredients, and each requires no more than 20 minutes to prepare.
Simply Ming Previous Broadcasts
Making Sausage with Guest Chris Cosentino (Episode #1006H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
How to grind your own meat and make your own sausage with the help of a man who can teach most butchers a thing or two, Chef Chris Cosentino. Ming and Chris cook on the fly together creating two very different dishes: San Francisco Sausage and Peppers and Chicken Mushroom Sausage Patties with Orange Snow Pea Salad.
Gourmet Markets with Dominique Rizzo (Episode #1216H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
We are on the road in Sydney. Today's theme is gourmet markets and Ming shops in some of the best of them with Aussie super-chef Dominique Rizzo. Dominique creates some classic Italian flavors with a unique Australian spin and Ming cooks up a comfort dish of his own.
Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies (Episode #1108H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to seasoning vegetables? Well, join Chef Ming Tsai and Chef Amanda Cohen for this episode of Simply Ming. Chef Amanda Cohen promises to breathe new life into your veggie dishes.
Michael Schlow and Basting (Episode #1107H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
On this episode of Simply Ming it is all about basting, a technique chef's use that's great for home cooks too. Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist as we cook on the fly on Simply Ming.
Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote (Episode #1106H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Cooking en papillote, or in parchment paper or foil, is a great way to make an easy, healthy meal, especially on the fly. Chef Jamie Bissonnette is in the house to show you just how versatile en pappiote can be, this week on Simply Ming.
Jody Adams & Cooking Greens (Episode #1105H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
We're all supposed to eat more greens, but how do you cook them? Well, Chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she's going to help Ming make it tasty on the fly on this episode of Simply Ming.
Oysters Three Ways with Darren Robertson (Episode #1215H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
You can't visit Australia without tasting some oysters! We are on the road heading out to Bondi Beach to cook oysters 3 ways with Australian chef and surfer dude Darren Robertson. Darren and Ming forage along the beach and collect everything from seaweed to sea grass. Then it's back to cook in the kitchen - what's not to love about oysters for everyone!
Morimoto & Knives (Episode #1104H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
The difference between having fun in the kitchen and being miserable can come down to this: the right knife. The Blade Master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto, joins Ming to make sure we all know how important knife skills are. Not surprisingly, the chef's recipes are all about fish. Morimoto first shows us a fun technique for a Quick-Smoked Sea Bass and then switches to Sake-Miso Braised Salmon. Ming shows us his take on Fish and Chips with a Sake Mango Sauce.
Duff Goldman & Caramel (Episode #1103H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
In this episode, something we all love - and a great technique - caramel! Duff Goldman, the Ace of Cakes, loves it too, so he's joining Ming to work his magic. Duff prepares an unbelievably decadent Mexican Breakfast Fudge while Ming takes an East-West twist when baking a Five-Spice Tarte Tatin.
Grant Achatz & Scent Infusion (Episode #1102H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Molecular gastronomy, sous vide - these are a few of the innovative chefs' techniques that home cooks are now trying themselves. Chef Grant Achatz, the avant-garde leader of Progressive American cuisine, brings his magic home. See Grant prepare the show stopping presentation of Seared Wagyu Beef with Fermented Morels, White Soy and Lichen. Using the sous vide technique, Ming prepares Olive Oil Poached Salmon.
Kristen Kish & Soup (Episode #1101H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
In the studio, Ming cooks on the fly with Top Chef star and Menton Chef de Cuisine Kristin Kish. Kristin wowed the Top Chef judges with her English Pea broth, ultimately making her the second woman to win the title in the series' 10 year history. Using the infused stock flavoring technique, Ming and Kristin team up to create two new dishes: Prawn and Bean en Brodo and Spicy Kimchee Seafood Gumbo.
On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico (Episode #1005H)
KQED 9: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
Buying local and buying fresh are key to great cooking. Chef Ming Tsai and longtime friend Boston Chef, Michael Schlow, go to Boston City Hall Plaza Farmer's Market for a little inspiration and then head back to Chef Schlow's restaurant, Tico, where they cook up two mouth-watering dishes: Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad.
Australian Lamb with Tim Bourke (Episode #1214H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Who out there hasn't heard of Australian lamb? This episode brings us to Kangaroo Island in South Australia where we cook with world-famous Australian lamb alongside some of the most beautiful views in the world. Ming makes Orange-Ginger Lamb Shanks with Garlic Barley "Risotto" and his chef colleague Tim Bourke cooks up Lamb Belly with Wild Garlic Puree, Olives and Wild Greens.
On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisine (Episode #1026H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Ming ventures into the heart of Boston's sophisticated street food scene when he visits four different vendor trucks and tries his own hand at creating the latest sensation in culinary creations. With the help of the vendor chefs, Ming will create a delicious BBQ marinade, his own take on grilled cheese, a unique East-West Vietnamese sandwich and he'll top it all off with a tasting adventure on the cupcake truck!
Fish Broth (Episode #1025H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Soup is on the menu in this episode that goes on the road to the Azores. Stopping off at the Island of Pico - Ming learns the secret behind a famous national soup that is centuries old and treasured by those who live on all 9 of the Azorean islands. Ming also goes fishing for some select local seafood and uses it to create his own twist on this savory dish. Joining Ming will be a local restaurateur who will also introduce us to other delicacies of the Azores like local wines, figs, and cheeses.
On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino (Episode #1024H)
KQED Life: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Ming joins Chef Diana Barrios Trevino and her family at their famous restaurant, Los Barrios, and learns how to make simple, delicious, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine right along side Diana and her brother. After "shopping" in the Trevino's family kitchen, Ming comes up with his own take on Tex-Mex cuisine.
Wine & Tapas (Episode #1023H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Seafood and the Azores go hand in hand, and Ming gets right into the thick of things when he travels to the beautiful area of Caldeira do Santo Cristo. Here with the help of a local chef, Ming will help harvest limpets and clams to come up with two unique dishes.
Wood-Fired Cooking with Robert Marchetti (Episode #1213H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
Wood-fired cooking is the theme to this special episode as we travel on the road in Sydney, Australia. Joining Ming is Australian uber-chef Robert Marchetti. Robert fires up the grill and prepares some tuna belly to create a Seared Tuna Nicoise with Poached Duck Egg and Herbed Butter Sauce, while Ming cooks up a spectacular Grilled Quail with Garlic-Parsley Butter and Ginger-Vegetable Rice Pilaf.
Poaching with Guest Jasper White (Episode #1022H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
This week it's all about Poaching - a technique that is often forgotten in today's kitchens. To help bring poaching back into favor, Ming teams up with friend and celebrated chef, Jasper White. Together they demonstrate how poaching preserves moisture and texture while adding flavor and no fat. Ming and Jasper also serve up two tasty dishes: Striped Bass Poached in Saffron Broth with Fennel and Potatoes and a Salad Lyonaise with Red Wine Poached Eggs.