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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).

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Jacques Pepin Special Episode

On this special edition of "Simply Ming," chef Jacques Pepin joins Ming in the kitchen for a cook-a-thon in honor of their dear friend Anthony Bourdain. In a real-time 30-minutes cook-off, both talented chefs go head-to-head to choose ingredients and make some incredible dishes, Iron Chef style. From red snapper sashimi to a whole roasted red snapper, pork scaloppini to ratatouille, and an incredible banana crepe flambe with rum as only Jacques can make it. They're cooking from the heart for this special episode of "Simply Ming."

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Ming Tsai with Guest Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern the man known for tracking the world's most bizarre foods joins Ming in his loft kitchen. Andrew cooks up a Shrimp Etouffee, and Ming follows that up with one of his favorites he makes at home: a Classic Salt and Pepper Head on Shrimp served over rice. It's shrimp two ways on this episode of Simply Ming.

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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.

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Ming Tsai with Guest Jacques Pepin

World-renowned host and chef Jacques Pepin joins Ming at home this week on Simply Ming. Jacques starts off by making an Arctic Char with Tomato and Mini Savory Cheesecakes. Ming does his own version of Arctic Char, poaching it in olive oil and serving it up on one of his favorites: sushi rice cakes. It's all happening this week on Simply Ming.

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Ming Tsai with Guest Kristen Kish

On this episode of simply Ming, we're cooking at home with Top Chef winner Kristen Kish. Kristen's worked at high profile restaurants across the country, including Menton in Boston and Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. This week, it's all about seafood. Kristen cooks a delicious Crispy Rice with Crab, Bacon, and a Saffron Aioli. Ming follows that up with a Tuna Poke with Avocado Lime Puree.

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Ming Tsai with Guest Dr. William Li

This week, Ming cooks at home with world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Li. Dr. Li cooks a flavorful Chicken Coconut Curry, and Ming follows that up with some EVOO Poached Chicken Thighs. We're eating to beat disease, on this episode of Simply Ming.

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Ming Tsai with Guest Jonathan Waxman

This week on Simply Ming, we're cooking with one of the pioneers of California cuisine, chef Jonathan Waxman. Jonathan shows us the best way to cook chicken at home. It's a chicken under a brick! And Ming follows that up with the best way to make lobster at home: Black Pepper Lobster with Lemongrass Fried Rice.

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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.

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Ming Tsai with Guest Sara Moulton

Ming is cooking at home with author and celebrated chef Sara Moulton. Together, they cook up two simple dishes perfect for weekend eating. Sara makes a Buffalo Chicken Orzo and Ming follows that up with a house favorite: the Blue Dragon House Chicken Sandwich. Serving up two spicy chicken dishes, this week on Simply Ming.

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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.

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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.

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