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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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Hawai'i - Ed Kenney

Coconuts, opah and plantains all show up in this week's dishes as Ming heads to Hawai'i. Ming catches up with chef Ed Kenney on Ma'o Organic Farms to harvest ingredients and coconuts for a few exotic dish and drinks. Heading to the kitchen, Ming and Ed create two unique takes on traditional dishes, before sitting down to taste their Hawai'ian creations.

  • 2018-07-23T04:00:00-07:00
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Hawai'i - Lee Ann Wong

Ming continues his adventures on Maui with chef Lee Anne Wong. Heading to Kako'o 'Oiwi farm, the chefs gather traditional Hawaiian ingredients, such as taro plants, edible ferns and breadfruit. Heading into the kitchen, Ming and Lee Anne create a sumptuous meal celebrating the heritage of the islands.

  • 2018-07-30T04:00:00-07:00
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Hawai'i - Mom & Dad

Ming heads to Honolulu to join mom and dad in their kitchen for a family meal. Whipping up a few favorite dishes, the Tsai family trades laughs and stories - and more than a few family photos - before sitting down to dinner on the lanai.

  • 2018-08-06T04:00:00-07:00
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Hawai'i - Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong

Heading to the Hawai'i Food and Wine festival, Ming bumps into chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, masters of Hawai'ian cuisine. As the friends catch up, they decide to head to their favorite place — the kitchen — to create three distinct and flavorful fish dishes.

  • 2018-08-13T04:00:00-07:00
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