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Rocco Dispirito

This week on "Simply Ming," the award-winning chef, health advocate and New York Timesbest-selling cookbook author, Rocco DiSpirito is on the show. Voted "America's Most Exciting Young Chef" by Gourmet Magazine, his three-star restaurant Union Pacific was a New York City culinary landmark for years. Rocco starts us off with an almond vanilla protein smoothie, followed by a great spinach pesto pasta with tomatoes, and tops it all off with an instant almond cake with mixed berries. Ming keeps it simple but delicious with wok-stirred brown rice noodles with shiitakes and a spicy almond pesto.

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Lidia Bastianich

This week on "Simply Ming," legendary and James Beard award-winning Italian chef Lidia Bastianich is here. She's the author of many Italian cookbooks including her most recent, "Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine." Lidia is also expanding her Eataly empire to include Boston. Today, Lidia shows off the best of her Italian style with a wonderful calamari alla griglia with head-on shrimp, salsa verde and grilled bread. Ming counters that with his famous blue ginger crispy calamari with Thai-lime dipping sauce.

  • 2018-09-24T04:00:00-07:00
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Jacques Pepin

This week on "Simply Ming," the iconic television host, artist and master chef, Jacques Pepin, joins Ming as they cook up chicken livers two ways. Jacques is making chicken livers with mushroom port cranberry sauce, olive oil small potatoes, and topping it all off with an incredible chocolate Souffle; while Ming tries to match that with a hot chicken liver mousse with bacon-thyme sauce.

  • 2018-10-01T04:00:00-07:00
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Tiffani Faison

This week on "Simply Ming," Top Chef alum and restaurateur, chef Tiffani Faison joins the show. She's the chef and owner of Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks in Boston. Today it's all about ground meat. Tiffany is making a Vietnamese dish called pad gra pow and Ming is making meatloaf sliders with sambal-bell pepper chutney. They're kicking off the party with a simple and delicious caipirinha.

  • 2018-10-08T04:00:00-07:00
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Carla Hall

This week on Simply Ming, uber-chef Carla Hall, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning television show The Chew, stops by to give a fresh take on a shrimp classic. Pulling from her Southern roots, chef Hall creates a delicious sea island shrimp with grits while Ming cooks up a shrimp and squash grit tempura. One ingredient, two dishes, right here on Simply Ming!

  • 2018-10-15T04:00:00-07:00
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