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Chinese Rock Candy & Cranberries Script (Episode #807)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Today's master pair balances the East and the West and creates that beloved flavor combo loved in cuisines the world over-sweet and sour. Ming will be using Chinese rock candy and cranberries to make our own version of that wonderful taste sensation with his Braised Pork Shoulder with Cranberry-Corn Dumplings and fair favorite Crispy Fried Turkey Legs with Cranberry Glaze. He will then use this sweet and sour duo to make a sweet, his Frozen Cranberry Parfait with Rock Candy Crunch. Joining Ming with his own one-pot sweet and sour creation will be the great John Besh from New Orleans with his Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with Cranberry & Rock Candy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Panko/Dijon Mustard (Episode #709)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

This week's episode introduces two world travelers, Japan's versatile Panko flakes from the East and Dijon Mustard from the West. To start, Chef Ming Tsai puts a sophisticated spin on chips and dip with his Panko Crusted Eggplant Chips with Dijon-Sour Cream Dip. Rather than making traditional beef meat loaf, Ming uses ground turkey and pork for a mouthwatering Dijon Meat Loaf. Later, Ming plays up the subtle flavor of trout in a Panko and Dijon Crusted Trout on Cucumber-Quinoa Salad. Greg Zaff, creator of the nonprofit SquashBusters - an organization that challenges and nurtures urban youth through the game of squash - puts on his game face while working with SquashBuster's student Rodney to cook up Panko and Mustard Chicken Tenders with Vegetables and Honey-Dijon-Yogurt Sauce.

Tamari/Olive Oil (Episode #708)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Tamari Marinated Tofu-Cucumber Salad and Tamari Pork and Bell Pepper on Olive Oil-Noodle Cake.

Coconut Milk/Cranberries (Episode #707)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Coconut-Cranberry Chicken Curry and Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Coconut Sauce are created.

Sesame Seeds/Butter (Episode #706)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Recipes include Sesame-Chive Butterfish, Sesame Tuile Napoleon and Piemontese-style Veal Chops.

Fermented Black Beans & Ketchup (Episode #806Z)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Today's master ingredients actually started out in the same place even though they ended up on opposite sides of the globe-fermented black beans and ketchup. Ming takes the pair and combines them to make Stir Fried Pork Chops and Peppers with Spicy Ketchup, a spicy appetizer with his Warm Beef Dip with Crudites and a spin on a classic with his Bacon Wedge with Tropical 1,000 Island Dressing. Joining Ming in the kitchen, Boston talent and Hell's Kitchen finalist, Jason Santos takes Ming's master pair and works it into a into an delicious one pot dish, Seared Duck Breast with Fermented Black Bean and Ketchup Glaze.

Garlic Chive & Greek Yogurt (Episode #805Z)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Greek yogurt - it is everyone's go-to snack food. It's delicious and creamy plain, but it's also a natural vehicle for great flavors. Ming will take it and combine it with one of his favorite flavors- Chinese garlic chives, a source of mild garlic flavor to create two great starters, a Blackened Garlic Chive Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips, and a Tempura Garlic-Chive Shrimp with Yogurt-Couscous Parfait. For an easy and delicious entree, Ming's Black Peppered Salmon with Cooling Garlic Chive-Cucumber Sauce is a quick and tasty answer to dinner. Then Ming will be visited by pastry chef and restaurateur Joanne Chang who will work garlic chives and Greek yogurt into her own tasty treat, Chinese Shortrib Tacos with Garlic Chive Salsa and Garlicky Yogurt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Palm Sugar and Cranberries (Episode #704)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

The sweetness of palm sugar paired with tart cranberries make up the East-West pair. First, Chef Ming Tsai prepares a delicious main course, Roasted Cranberry Glazed Chicken Breast on a Bed of Sweet Potato-Fennel Fricassee. If you're looking for a quick and easy dish, Ming cooks up an all-in-one, Sweet and Sour Pork served over Fried Scallion-Orzo. For a dessert that has just the right balance of tangy, creamy and sweet, Ming serves up a Free Form Cranberry Orange Tart served with vanilla ice cream. Popular celebrity chef Michael Schlow takes the helm in Ming's studio kitchen to create a refreshing spicy and sweet salad, Hamachi Crudo with Cranberry Compote, Jalapeno and Micro Cilantro. Guest Chef: Michael Schlow.

Soju/Lemons (Episode #703)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Chef Ming Tsai's East-West dishes combine the acidity of lemons with Soju, a mild-flavored, slightly sweet version of vodka that is ideal for cocktails and cooking. Toast to good health with friends after you stir up two drinks that feature a delicate balance between tart and sweet - a Lemon-Soju Martini and a Soju-Citrus Collins. If your guests aren't blown off their seats yet, they will be when they sample Shrimp Balls with a tangy Soju-Tomato dipping Sauce. For a dessert that will end the night on a high note, Buckwheat Crepes with Lemon-Banana Flambe are sure to make everyone's taste buds sing. And later, celebrity chef Susur Lee stops by Ming's studio kitchen, putting the East-West pair to work with his Soju and Lemon Roasted Crusted Wild Salmon. Guest Chef: Susur Lee.

Organic Ponzu/Bacon (Episode #702)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

This week we have two ingredients that are sure to please even the pickiest eater: from the East, Ponzu sauce, a citrus-based sauce with a tangy, yet sweet, flavor and from the West, crispy, satisfying bacon. These sweet and salty ingredients meet in Ming's first recipe, a Bacon-Pineapple Fried Rice, easy to prepare in one vessel and sure to satisfy every craving. Then, Ming shares his recipe for Best Ever Warm Bacon-Mushroom Salad, a delicious variation of the sophisticated French salad of frisee and lardons. Later, Ming combines seafood and bacon in a mouthwatering Ponzu-Glazed Bacon and Shrimp dish. Renowned chef, author and humanitarian Art Smith takes to the kitchen armed with a recipe for a savory Tomato and Ponzu Pie with Bacon Crust. Guest Chef: Art Smith.

Wonton Wrapper/Parsley (Episode #701)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

The fresh taste of parsley pops alongside Chinese wonton wrappers in this week's helping. To kick off the season, Ming's mother Iris Tsai rules the kitchen, helping him prepare three tasty dishes. First up, Ming and his mother prepare the perfect appetizer, flavorful Shrimp and Parsley Wontons with a Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce that will wow your guests. Then, for a spin on a classic dish, they put together a Crispy Wonton and Salmon Napoleon with Parsley-Roasted Garlic Puree. In a nod to Ming's French training, Ming and his mother cook up Asian Pistou Dumplings Simmered in Lime Broth, a hearty, comforting dish that can be prepared all in one pot. Finally, Iris takes over and shows Ming how to make Pork, Shiitake and Parsley Shumai, dumplings bursting with flavor. Guest Chef: Iris Tsai.

Dante Demagistris & Garlic (Episode #926Z)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Everyone loves garlic, but if you don't handle it properly, it can take you to the culinary dark side-whether undercooked or overcooked. Ming zeros in on prepping garlic the right way. Joined by Boston chef Dante De Magistris, Ming uses garlic and some mystery ingredients to create two new dishes on the spot, Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry with Mango Puree and Basil Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking (Episode #925Z)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Ming explores Peranakan cooking in Singapore with chef and cookbook author Shermay Lee whose cooking is living proof that grandmothers know best. Sharing with Ming her grandmother's decades old recipe for a traditional dish, Shermay takes us, and Ming, on a culinary adventure. From finding ingredients in an outdoor market to using her family's timeworn mortar and pestle, this episode highlights the culinary history and the exotic flavors found only in Singapore.

Blue Ginger Chefs (Episode #924Z)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team. Putting his own chefs to the challenge with surprise ingredients and a visit to his studio pantry, Ming and company cook up three separate dishes fit for a king.

Andre Chiang & Cooking with Our Senses (Episode #923Z)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

We have all heard the saying " you eat with your eyes" - well on this week's episode, Michelin Star Chef Andre Chiang of Singapore's famous Restaurant Andre, shows us what this really means. Shopping at one of the city's well-known wet markets, Ming and Andre find inspiration in pristine, fresh ingredients that they use to create two memorable culinary creations.

Charles Phan & Wok-Stirring (Episode #922Z)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

The wok- there's a reason why everyone from college students to Italian chefs have one of these in their kitchen. Stir-frying is a technique that can be your best friend when you need to cook on the fly, which is exactly what Ming is doing on this episode. He'll enlist the help of Charles Phan, the chef who put great Vietnamese food on the map in San Francisco. Together they'll create two new wok-stirred dishes on the spot, Sweet and Sour Clams with Plums and Cucumbers and a Classic Lemongrass Chicken.

Samson Chan & Shellfish (Episode #921Z)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Ming meets up with Chef Samson Chan, the mastermind behind one of Singapore's favorite restaurants, Barnacles. Together they shop for some great living treasures from the South China Sea at Grand Atlantic Fishery. Bringing back the freshest seafood to Chef Samson's restaurant for an afternoon of cooking on the fly, they'll show us how easy it is too cook with the shell on!

Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking (Episode #925Z)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Ming explores Peranakan cooking in Singapore with chef and cookbook author Shermay Lee whose cooking is living proof that grandmothers know best. Sharing with Ming her grandmother's decades old recipe for a traditional dish, Shermay takes us, and Ming, on a culinary adventure. From finding ingredients in an outdoor market to using her family's timeworn mortar and pestle, this episode highlights the culinary history and the exotic flavors found only in Singapore.

Michael Ruhlman & Salt (Episode #920Z)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Seasoning with salt. What could be simpler, right? Wrong! Think about how many meals you've had that were either too salty or under-seasoned! Ming is zeroing in on a technique that is critical to successful cooking if done with a gentle hand. Joining him is the perfect man for the job, the ultimate scrutinizer of cooking techniques, author and chef Michael Ruhlman.

Janice Wong & Desserts (Episode #919Z)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Dessert before dinner? Absolutely! It's all the rage at Singapore's 2am Dessert Bar. Ming and Chef Janice Wong, travel to the outskirts of the city to find inspiration at Oh Farms. With a bag-full of delicious edible flowers and greens, they head back to 2am Dessert Bar where they each whip up a delicious dessert that is not only a feast for the stomach but also the eyes.

Dennis Lee & Cooking with the Binchotan (Episode #918Z)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Sitting by the dock of the bay at San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Ming shows viewers some of the city's best street food. Gone are the days of hot dogs, pretzels and fried dough. In their place you'll now find restaurant quality food in the form of Korean tacos, wood fired pizzas and Roti. Ming visits Dennis Lee, chef/owner of Namu at his Korean Street Food Cart to try some amazing Korean food. Back at Namu's restaurant kitchen Ming and Dennis try their hand at cooking on the fly when they come up with their own versions of modern day street fare.

The Pallotta Sisters & Infusing Flavor Into Pasta (Episode #917Z)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Chefs from Asia to Italy agree the best way to infuse noodles with flavor is to saute them. It's a critical step many home cooks skip. Ming and his guests, The Pallotta Sisters, focus on that technique. The Pallotta sisters, who serve up countless platters of delicious pasta in Boston's North End, work with Ming to create Stir Fry of Wonton Noodles with Scallops and Bacon with an Arugula, Radicchio Pine Nut Salad and Cioppino.

Damian D'silva & Authentic Singapore Cuisine (Episode #916Z)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 3:00 PM

Ming is granted privileged access to the home kitchen of Singapore Chef Damian D'Silva. Damian is a fixture on the Singapore culinary scene, where he is bringing back centuries old culinary traditions. Using surprise ingredients from a local open market, Ming and Damian cook up some traditional ethnic cuisine - on the fly - in Damian's home kitchen.

Blue Ginger Chefs (Episode #924Z)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team. Putting his own chefs to the challenge with surprise ingredients and a visit to his studio pantry, Ming and company cook up three separate dishes fit for a king.

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