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.
Fresh Shucked Summer Sweetness (#1207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 3:00pm
A Chicken In Every Pot (#1208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
We explore a comfort food staple that can be found in every kitchen: chicken. Ming recreates a mouth-watering dish from his childhood, that his grandfather first made, Red Roast Whole Chicken with Vegetables and Basmati Rice. Then chef Tory McPhail joins us in the kitchen and adds some Southern flair to make his chicken classic, Chicken and Mushroom gumbo. The best part about these dishes? They're also one-pot meals! Easy and delicious!
Wine & Tapas (#1023H) Duration: 27:32 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino (#1024H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Fish Broth (#1025H) Duration: 26:03 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisine (#1026H) Duration: 27:50 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Thu, May 28, 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: Mon, Jun 1, 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: Tue, Jun 2, 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: Wed, Jun 3, 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: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Not Andy Warhol's Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese (#1209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
On a cold day, is there anything better than grilled cheese with tomato soup? Cheese singles and canned tomato soup have held places on families' shelves for decades, but on this episode, the old classic gets a modern, gourmet twist. Ming makes a smooth, fresh Indonesian Tomato Soup to pair with Cortney Burns' Farmer's Cheese on Grilled Bread. Instead of using sliced cheese, Cortney will show you how to make your own farmer's cheese at home! This may become your new favorite comfort food.
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: Mon, Jun 8, 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: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Michael Schlow and Basting (#1107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies (#1108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Shrimp & Garlic: Compass-Wide Comfort Combo (#1210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
We explore a comfort food from the sea: shrimp. Shrimp absorbs flavors beautifully and there are many flavors that compliment it but garlic is one of the best. Ming prepares Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic Black Pepper Sauce over rice. Chef and author Matt Goulding then adds some Spanish flair to the kitchen with his Gambas al Ajillo, his Spanish wife's favorite comfort food. Delicioso y perfeccion.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce (#1109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
On this episode of Simply Ming, we look at the key to infusing (sometimes boring) pasta noodles with maximum flavor. Pasta master Todd English whips up a creative quick pan sauce with lobster.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 15, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Michiba - Seafood (#1110H) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVG
This episode of Simply Ming is all about seafood. On the road in Japan, Host Ming Tsai visits Tsukiji, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, which houses more than 400 different types of seafood! Later, Ming joins Japan's first Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba to cook some amazing dishes made from seafood bought fresh from the wholesale market.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Wakiya - Ramen (#1111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Nothing says Japan like Ramen noodles - this episode of Simply Ming brings Chef Ming Tsai on the road to the Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka, Japan. Ming also learns the secrets of cooking Ramen from famous Japanese Chef Yuji Wakiya.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Street Foods (#1112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
From Osaka to Tokyo, street food is everywhere on the road in Japan. From yakitori to fresh crab, pork offal to takoyaki - Host Ming Tsai experiences some of the best of the day and nighttime street foods that both Osaka and Tokyo have to offer, this week on Simply Ming.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Australian Beef with Mark Best (#1211H) Duration: 26:18 STEREO TVG
Good day mates! This episode goes on the road to Sydney, Australia where we explore the wonderful flavors of Australia's spectacular Wagyu beef. One of Australia's best chefs, Chef Mark Best, joins Ming and cooks up a Seared Wagyu with Beetroot and Radicchio Kimchee. Ming then creates a magnificent Wagyu Tataki with Thai Basil Chile Pesto and Rice Noodle Stir-Fry. Australian beef, where else but in Australia - on this special episode.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Vancover - Tojo (#1113H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Vancouver - Rain City (#1114H) Duration: 26:24 STEREO TVG
Chef Ming 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Richmond - Ian Lai (#1115H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Richmond - Andy Liu (#1116H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Kangaroo Island with Kate Sumner and Craig Wickem (#1212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This special edition takes viewers out into the bush for a firsthand look at wildlife in Australia - kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies. They are everywhere as we explore Kangaroo Island in South Australia where we cook with chef Kate Sumner and our adventure guide Craig Wickham. Our ingredients are only found here - Australian marron, which is a kind of crawfish, and King George Whiting, an amazing white fish - all on the barbie!
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Tony Maws & Funky Cuts (#1117H) Duration: 26:34 STEREO TVG
On this episode, 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Mom and Dad - Show One (#1118H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 -- 3:00pm Remind me