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Ming Tsai with Guest Karen Akunowicz

This week, Ming at home cooks with James Beard Award winning chef Karen Akunowicz. Karen makes a flavorful Carchiofi alla Guidea - deep fried artichokes - among the best-known dishes of Roman Jewish cuisine. Ming follows it up with Shrimp and Jerusalem Artichoke Toast with a Watercress Salad. We're doing artichokes two ways on Simply Ming.

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On The Road In California: Santa Cruz

On this episode of Simply Ming we are on the road in sunny Santa Cruz to explore fusion Mexican delicacies with chef Kendra Baker. Kendra takes us to her hidden secret, her favorite tortilla manufacturer located at a small market in a strip mall called El Pueblo Market. With tortillas in hand, they head to her restaurant Snap Tacos, where make tacos two ways, Kendra makes a "Lost Island Taco" with pulled pork and snappy pineapple salsa and Ming makes vegetarian inside out tacos with "mucho queso" (lots of cheese).

  • 2020-02-28T03:00:00-08:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Rick Bayless

James Beard Award winning chef Rick Bayless joins Ming in his home kitchen on this episode of Simply Ming. This week it's all about swordfish. Rick makes a Grilled Swordfish with Asparagus and Pasilla Crema. Ming follows that up with a Ponzu Marinated Swordfish with Asparagus Corn-Salsa - a Mexican-Asian twist. It's swordfish two ways, right here on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-03-01T01:30:00-08:00
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On The Road In California: Monterey

On this episode of Simply Ming we are on the road in beautiful Monterey, CA and we are talking abalone with renowned chef Paul Corsentino Executive Chef of Saltwood Kitchen and Oysterette. Before heading to cook the feast, we visit Monterey Abalone Company where they farm-raise sustainable abalone. With the abalone in hand Ming and Paul go back to Paul's restaurant to cook a delectable meal of grilled abalone with shiitake, bok choy salad while Ming cooks his own version of an Asian abalone Rockefeller.

  • 2020-03-06T03:00:00-08:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Carla Hall

The queen of southern cooking, Emmy Award winning chef Carla Hall joins Ming Tsai in his loft kitchen. Carla cooks up a childhood favorite: Fried Fish Southern Style with Black-Eyed Pea Salad and a Hot Sauce Vinaigrette. Ming counters with Thai Bird Chile Tempura Fish with Maitakes and a Black Bean-Thai Basil Sauce. It's hot and spicy fish served up two ways, this week on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-03-08T01:30:00-08:00
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On The Road In California: San Jose

On this Episode of Simply Ming we are on the road in San Jose, CA where Ming will be learning about Portuguese cuisine with chefs Jessica Carreira and David Costa at their Michelin-starred restaurant, Adega. Before we get to the kitchen, we make a stop at Veggielution which brings people together through food and farming to get some fresh produce for the feast.

  • 2020-03-13T04:00:00-07:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Susur Lee

On this episode of Simply Ming, we're joined by the king of fusion cooking, master chef Susur Lee. Hailed by Food and Wine as one of the "ten chefs of the millennium," Susur makes a Grilled Eggplant on Polenta Crouton, served with a Tuna XO, and a simple arugula salad with a lemon and olive oil dressing. Ming follows that up with a Tuna Tataki served up with Eggplant Caviar and a drizzle of Curry Oil. We're celebrating eggplant, right here on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-03-15T02:30:00-07:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Jodi Adams

On this episode of Simply Ming he is joined by James Beard Award winning chef and owner of "Porto" in Boston's Back Bay, Jodi Adams. The chefs used unfiltered apple cider in their creations, Jodi prepared a spicy Vadouvan Curried Scallops while Ming created a tender Braised Pork Shoulder.

  • 2020-03-20T04:00:00-07:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Joanne Chang

This week on Simply Ming, critically acclaimed author and restauranteur, Chef Joanne Chang joins Ming in his loft kitchen to cook with plums. Joanne makes a house favorite: Plum Upside-Down Cake topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Ming follows that up with some Duck Spring Rolls and a sweet and tart plum sauce. It's plums two ways on this episode of Simply Ming.

  • 2020-03-22T02:30:00-07:00
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On The Road In Hawaii: Isaac Boncaco

On this episode, Ming is on the road in Hawaii. His first stop finds him in Maui where he visits the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm. He is then joined by former Sous Chef at Blue Ginger now Executive Chef at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Isaac Bancaco. Isaac competed as Ming's sous chef on Iron Chef America defeating Bobby Flay in his first defeat on home soil. As a "Top Young Chef to Watch" by Travel Age West in 2011 and only chef in the Pacific Business News' 2014 Top 40 under 40, he pays tribute to his Maui roots Ka'ana Kitchen at the Andaz Maui in Wailea.

  • 2020-03-27T04:00:00-07:00
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