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Simply Ming Previous Broadcasts

Hawai'i - Lee Ann Wong (Episode #1420H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming continues his adventures on Maui with chef Lee Anne Wong. Heading to Kako'o 'Oiwi farm, the chefs gather traditional Hawaiian ingredients, such as taro plants, edible ferns and breadfruit. Heading into the kitchen, Ming and Lee Anne create a sumptuous meal celebrating the heritage of the islands.

Hawai'i - Ed Kenney (Episode #1419H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Coconuts, opah and plantains all show up in this week's dishes as Ming heads to Hawai'i. Ming catches up with chef Ed Kenney on Ma'oOrganic Farms to harvest ingredients and coconuts for a few exotic dish and drinks. Heading to the kitchen, Ming and Ed create two unique takes on traditional dishes, before sitting down to taste their Hawai'ian creations.

All-In-One Satisfying Steak Dinners (Episode #1225H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Nothing is better than a one-pot chicken dish - except a one pan steak dinner. Luckily, you don't have to buy prime rib or fillet to enjoy mouthwatering, tender steak at home. Ming recreates his father's Mongolian Beef and shows you how to flash fry your meat to seal in flavor. Then, Boston's beloved Lydia Shire makes a Swiss Steak from chuck steak that will melt in your mouth. Lots of flavor, little clean-up.

Hawai'i - Isaac Bancaco (Episode #1418H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming hits Hawai'i, this week on Simply Ming. Joining Ming is chef Issac Boncaco, the 2014 Maui chef of the year. With two different takes on Tuna, Issac and Ming talk shop and trade recipes as they create a mouthwatering meal on the beautiful sands of Kama'ole beach.

Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley (Episode #1417H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

New York City and Boston restaurant alum chef Robert Sisca joins Ming from Rhode Island. Robert is the Executive Chef at the Providence G, a new and very cool venue in downtown Providence with three restaurants. Today they are cooking with halibut. Robert is making a bread crusted halibut with broccoli rabe and chorizo emulsion, then Ming is up for a halibut fish stew with roasted garlic aioli and grilled bread.

Susan Regis (Episode #1416H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Chefs Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley head south to Boston from Portland, Maine and their restaurants Eventide Oyster Company, Hugo's, and The Honey Paw-their latest venture. They will, of course, start off with oysters with kimchee ice, followed by their Eventide classic brown butter lobster roll. Ming follows that up with some beer battered Island Creek Oysters and shallots with Chinese vinegar mignonette aioli.

Will Gilson (Episode #1415H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Rising star and Cambridge-based chef, Will Gilson, joins Ming. Will, the chef and owner of Puritan & Co. in Cambridge, is going to help Ming cook up duck two ways. Will makes duck breast with hay-roasted carrots and toasted pistachios, and Ming makes pressure cooked Szechwan duck legs with Yukon gold potato fried rice.

Let Them Eat Fish Cakes (Episode #1224H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

If you grew up near a coast, you've longed for summer so you could enjoy a seaside favorite: fish cakes. Fish cakes are made with a variety of fish, sauces and ingredients. Today we learn two ways to make the summer classic. First Ming makes Salmon Cakes with Fennel Salad, using the freshest salmon, and then Mark Gaier and Clark Fraiser make Cod Cakes with Tartar Sauce.

Andreas Viestad (Episode #1414H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Mackerel is on the menu for Ming and chef Andreas Viestad on this special episode of Simply Ming in Norway. Known for his show, "New Scandinavian Cooking", Chef Viestad introduces Ming to a farm apple Kir before they settle in to whip up two mouth-watering meals. With dishes capturing each of the five tastes, this is a meal you won't forget.

Orjan Johannessen (Episode #1413H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming continues cooking through Norway, meeting up with chef Orjan Johannessen for a feast of Norwegian proportions! Joined by Orjan's parents, the two chefs create two distinctive Fjord Trout meals, while the Johannessen's create a pickled herring and caramel pudding. Each dish highlights the tastes and traditions of this Scandinavian nation.

Rick Bayless (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Master-chef of Mexican cuisine and Emmy-nominated host, Rick Bayless. has nine cookbooks and owns several restaurants in Chicago including the much-acclaimed Frontera Grill. He is also well-known for his public television series, Mexico One Plate at a Time. Today, Rick's going to make a green chili adobo taco duo including roasted chayote with herbs and goat cheese and shrimp skillet tacos. He then helps Ming cook up a family-favorite, surf-n-surf moo shu wraps.

Gunnar Hvarnes (Episode #1411H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming takes off for Norway to explore its rich culture, beautiful landscape - and their fresh-from-the-sea fish dishes. Meeting up with chef Gunnar Hvarnes, the two men toast martini's before getting down to business - creating two delicious Cod dishes.

Dumplings - All The World Loves A Dumpling (Episode #1223H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming serves something that brings families together, the dumpling. Between making the filling and shaping the pot stickers, there's something for everyone to do in the kitchen and it's a fun activity that can unite a household. Ming makes his Ginger Pork Dumplings with Dim Sum Dipper and Candice Kumai drops in to show off her Japanese and Polish roots with her own gyoza. She also makes a tasty and nutritious matcha tea smoothie, not to be missed.

Sam Hayward (Episode #1410H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming is joined by Maine's master of fresh, local and sustainable food, chef Sam Hayward. With his restaurants Fore Street and Scales Restaurant & Seafood Market, Sam is credited with transforming Maine's food scene. Today both Ming and Sam are cooking with shellfish. Sam combines local Bang's Island mussels, local cider, leeks and sea greens with grilled bread while Ming makes wok-stirred Thai King Crab Legs with green papaya and crispy rice.

Rocco Dispirito (Episode #1409H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Award-winning chef, health advocate and New York Timesbest-selling cookbook author, Rocco DiSpirito is on the show. Voted "America's Most Exciting Young Chef" by Gourmetmagazine, his three-star restaurant Union Pacific was a New York City culinary landmark for years. Rocco starts us off with an almond vanilla protein smoothie, followed by a great spinach pesto pasta with tomatoes, and tops it all off with an instant almond cake with mixed berries. Ming keeps it simple but delicious with wok-stirred brown rice noodles with shiitakes and a spicy almond pesto.

Shaun Hergatt (Episode #1408H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

New York executive chef Shaun Hergatt from the restaurant Juni joins the show. Today it's duck two ways. He creates an acacia-glazed duck breast with plum puree and fennel salad,while Ming tries to match him with duck pho with sweet potato noodles and Thai herbs.

Johnny Iuzzini (Episode #1407H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

It's "dark and stormy" time with James Beard award-winning uber-pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. Johnny was named one of the 10 most influential pastry chefs in America. He shows his best today when he creates an amazing frozen dark & stormy souffle. And Ming will do a dark and stormy his way with his dark & stormy doughnuts with ginger cloud cream.

Sunday in the Park with Ming and Skip (Episode #1222H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

We prepare dishes for the ultimate summer pass time - cook outs! Cook outs are all about summer and family and signature dishes brought to the table, including some flavorful, chilled salads. Ming and Professor Henry Louis Gates talk ancestry while Ming breaks out a family recipe for Sesame Noodle Cucumber Salad that goes back to 2800 BC. Professor Gates then whips up Aunt Marguerite's Famous Potato Salad, a hearty classic.

Rick Bayless (Episode #1406H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Master-chef of Mexican cuisine and Emmy-nominated host, Rick Bayless. has nine cookbooks and owns several restaurants in Chicago including the much-acclaimed Frontera Grill. He is also well-known for his public television series, Mexico One Plate at a Time. Today, Rick's going to make a green chili adobo taco duo including roasted chayote with herbs and goat cheese and shrimp skillet tacos. He then helps Ming cook up a family-favorite, surf-n-surf moo shu wraps.

Madhur Jaffrey (Episode #1405H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Ming and his guest are cooking with curry spices. One of the best Indian chefs in the country, Madhur Jaffrey, joins the show. She is a James-beard award-winning author, actress, and restaurateur. Madhur is going to show how to make potatoes in a Marwari style with griddle bread and Ming aims to impress with a Japanese chicken curry with caramelized onions and cauliflower.

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