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.
Spaghetti East Western (#1226H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG
Ming and Evan Dulety share spaghetti recipes from their respective backgrounds, showcasing flavors of Asia and Southern Europe. Ming makes Asian spaghetti with flavors of pork, ginger, and garlic while Evan makes a classic Bolognese with a mix of protein, carrots, celery and tomato sauce. Both dishes remind us why we love pasta so much: it's easy, flexible and soaks in immense flavor.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 -- 3:00pm
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Carla Hall (#1301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week, Top Chef All Star and host of The Chew, Carla Hall stops by Ming's loft kitchen. Carla goes back to her Tennessee roots with country greens, tangy chow-chow pickles, and hot water corn bread, while Ming pulls out the pressure cooker to whip up a hearty red roast pork. East meets South with these chefs' favorite dishes, this week on Simply Ming!
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 -- 3:00pm
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Ed Lee (#1302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week it's all about steak in Ming's loft kitchen! Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia stops by to grill up a rich rib eye with spicy gochujang butter, while Ming whips up a delicious shitake-umami glazed steak. Two different tastes, one spectacular cut of beef, this week on Simply Ming!
Joanne Chang (#1309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
When Boston's "best pastry chef" is on Simply Ming, it's time for dessert! Joanne Chang from Flour bakeries and Myers and Chang, joins Ming to make four scrumptious berry dishes. From a honey champagne sabayon parfait to a strawberry ginger kir royale, each dish is quick, easy, and absolutely exquisite.
Tiffani Faison (#1303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Top Chef all-star Tiffani Fasion stops by the loft kitchen to make savory pancakes, this week on Simply Ming! Tiffani starts off with Banh Xeo - a Vietnamese fried pancake loaded with shrimp. Ming follows up with a clam okonomyyaki- a Japanese savory pancake topped with a variety of ingredients.
Jamie Bissonnette (#1304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Today on Simply Ming, Ming is cooking at home with Jamie Bissonnette, James Beard award-winning chef. Both chefs take on rice, creating two amazing dishes from one simple ingredient! Ming uses crispy chicken sausage and scallions to create a flavorful spin on classic fried rice, while Jamie creates a savory paella from seasonal ingredients.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Todd English (#1305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Simply Mingrenowned chef Todd English shows us how to make pizza - on the grill! Todd opts for a pizza with fontina fonduta, meatball ribbons, shaved artichokes and Heirloom pomodoro fresco. Meanwhile, Ming shakes things up with a scallion pancake pizza topped with spicy chicken.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Matt Jennings (#1306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tuna is on the grill this week on Simply Ming! Matt Jennings, four-time James Beard nominee, joins Ming around the barbeque to feast on this highly sustainable fish. While Matt makes a decadent strawberry salsa rresca for his grilled fish, Ming creates a lightly seared tuna tataki that is paired with a refreshing lemongrass gremolata.
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Ivan Orkin (#1310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Simply Ming, it's time for two new twists on surf & turf! Ming upgrades a classic, making a flavorful shrimp, beef and broccoli spooned over a tasty brown and white rice mix. Zagat favorite Ivan Orkin joins him in the kitchen to put together a distinctive meal of Romanian steak served on crispy shrimp toasts.
Ken Oringer (#1307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
There's more than one way to make risotto-style pasta - and this week on Simply Ming, we'll show you two! Boston legend Ken Oringer joins Ming in the loft to make a decadent fideua, while Ming revolutionizes risotto by using toasted barley and adding a sumptuous ratatouille.
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Michael Schlow (#1308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pasta is a worldwide staple, adaptable to the cuisine of almost any country! Chef Michael Schlow, owner of Tico in Boston and DC, makes the quintessentially Roman spaghetti amatriciana, while Ming creates a savory black bean pork chow mein. One ingredient, two dishes, this week on Simply Ming!
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Mario Batali (#1311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This week on Simply Ming, Ming is cooking at home with Mario Batali, the world-renowned, James Beard award-winning chef who runs some of the country's finest restaurants. The two swap stories, crack jokes, and whip up two delicious home-cooked dishes right in Ming's loft kitchen.
Mom & Dad 1 (#1312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What's better than one Chef Tsai? How about three! This week, Ming's mom and dad stop by to show who knows best when it comes to home cooking. With two delicious comfort food recipes to choose from, it's a Simply Ming to remember.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Kristen Kish & Soup (#1101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Grant Achatz & Scent Infusion (#1102H) Duration: 25:18 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 24, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Duff Goldman & Caramel (#1103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Morimoto & Knives (#1104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Jody Adams & Cooking Greens (#1105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote (#1106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me