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Simply Ming Previous Broadcasts

Einat Admony & Purees (Episode #1126H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Purees used to be synonymous with baby food. Not anymore! On this episode of Simply Ming, we show you how to make purees explode with texture and flavor, especially in the hands of Chef Einat Admony, who mixes it up with Ming this week on Simply Ming.

Ellie Krieger and Better Burgers (Episode #1125H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Want to eat more burgers? Well, on this episode of Simply Ming, Chef Ellie Krieger makes that easy! Joining forces with Host Ming Tsai the two cook up some lighter, even tastier burgers on the fly, this week on Simply Ming.

Thickening with Guest Susur Lee (Episode #1004H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

The key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad.

Fresh Shucked Summer Sweetness (Episode #1207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

There's just something about scallops. The delicate, buttery shellfish can seem intimidating but today, Ming shows you how to whip up delish Scallop and Sweet Potato Raviolis with Brown Butter Corn. Chef Michael Mina will then show you another way to make beautiful scallops, Pan Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Creamed Corn. The Ming Tsai/Michael Mina duo will show you that not only are scallops simple, but they pair perfectly with summer corn.

Calgary (Episode #1124H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Get a taste of the West with this episode of Simply Ming - as Ming travels on the road to Calgary, Alberta. Ming and his team travel to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch where he joins chef Allistair Barnes in cooking elk and bison, grown on the ranch.

Rocky Mountaineer (Episode #1123H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!! Chef Ming Tsai goes on the road in Canada in this special episode of Simply Ming. Cooking on the move, Ming travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine with Rocky Mountaineer Chef Jeanne Pierre Guerin.

Sake/Yonemura (Episode #1122H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

On the Road in Japan, Chef Ming Tsai goes to the Sake Brewery in Nara, Japan to discover the wonders of sake. Then Ming returns to the kitchen to cook with sake with Chef Masayasu Yomemura at Restaurant Yonemura.

Rakutaian-Kobe (Episode #1121H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Anyone who goes to Japan knows about Kobe beef, that wonderful marbled beef found in only one small region in Japan. In this episode of Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai goes on the road to find out why this beef is so special - and then cooks at one of the best beef restaurants in Osaka, Rakutaian.

Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams (Episode #1003H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Caramelization - a technique that enhances both savory and sweet cooking. Done right it enhances a dish, and done wrong will turn it bitter. Joining Ming in the kitchen is Chef Jody Adams. Together they cook on the fly creating: Scallops with Curried Gooseberries and Loin Lamb Chops with Plums.

Hungary and Seoul Satisfying: Stuffed Cabbage (Episode #1206H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Cabbage, like chicken or pasta, is a predominant comfort food in a variety of cultures around the world. Often stuffed and baked, it holds a plethora of flavor. Ming and Kristen Kish recreate cabbage dishes from their childhood. Ming makes Korean Steamed Lion's Head and Kish brings her grandmother's kitchen to Ming's with her Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage. Your kitchen will smell like cabbage all day, which is a good thing.

Cooking at Home - Miso (Episode #1120H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

On the Road in Japan, Chef Ming Tsai sees first hand how Japan's famous miso is made as he visits one of the oldest miso factories still operating in Japan. Back in the kitchen, Ming learns miso cooking techniques from one of his college friends and her mother who share their secrets of cooking with miso, this week on Simply Ming..

Mom and Dad - Show Two (Episode #1119H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

In this special edition of Simply Ming, Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.

Mom and Dad - Show One (Episode #1118H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

In this special edition of Simply Ming, Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.

Tony Maws & Funky Cuts (Episode #1117H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

On this episode of Simply Ming, those funky cuts of meat you might have trouble identifying -- or identifying with-- at the market. But they're hot items at restaurants, inexpensive and easy to cook, as Chef Tony Maws is here to show us, this week on Simply Ming.

Blue Plate Special (Episode #1205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Ming utilizes an often forgotten comfort food ingredient: ground beef. The versatile meat is used in a number of comfort food dishes including Ming's Shitake Salisbury Steak with Pan Gravy and comedian Lenny Clarke's Mom's Meatloaf. Ming and Lenny show you how to add immense flavor to this workable protein to create cheap, easy and delicious crowd pleasers. Ming pairs the dishes with his smashed potatoes and simple steamed broccoli.

Richmond - Andy Liu (Episode #1116H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

On the road in Richmond, British Columbia, Chef Ming Tsai and Chef Andy Liu cook with one of the region's best local ingredients, crab. On this episode of Simply Ming, they cook crab together, not one, not two - but four different ways - combining their own tricks and techniques for getting the most flavor.

Richmond - Ian Lai (Episode #1115H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

In this episode of Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai is on the road in Richmond, British Columbia. Joined by local chef Ian Lai, our team grabs some fresh haddock and salmon fresh off the boat at Fisherman's Wharf, then heads out to Terra Nova Park to cook with some wonderful Canadian ingredients fresh from the Terra Nova community garden.

Vancouver - Rain City (Episode #1114H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

In this episode of Simply Ming, Chef goes on the road to Canada to visit one of the best public markets on the continent, Granville Market. There, along with local Chef Nick Hipperson, our two chefs explore Canada's fresh produce and wonderful salmon. Back in the kitchen, they cook up a feast using ingredients that are found within 100 miles.

Vancover - Tojo (Episode #1113H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

In this episode of Simply Ming, while on the Road in Vancouver, Ming shops for fresh seafood with one of Vancouver's most famous chefs, Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California Roll. Tojo takes Ming to his favorite fish store in Vancouver's Chinatown, then on to buy some fresh Vancouver crab fresh off the boat near the famous Fisherman's Wharf. Together they cook up a seafood feast!

Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman (Episode #1002H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Ming Tsai is joined by pastry chef extraordinaire - Duff Goldman. Together they show us how to use Creme Anglaise - a key ingredient in every pastry chef's arsenal, and create two delicious desserts: Old School Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise and Vanilla Frozen Custard with Flambeed Berries.

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