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Simply Ming; Curry/ Vanilla


Curry and Vanilla with Jacques Torres Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Curry/ Vanilla
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Ironically, Americans tend to complicate their lives in an effort to simplify them. In SIMPLY MING, 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, first introduced viewers to his unique blend of global culinary traditions in his Food Network series, East Meets West With Ming Tsai. In this new series for public television, Tsai 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. Guest include Martin Yan, Todd English, Jody Adams, Gordon Hamersley, Jasper White and others. 2004. Series release date: 2004

Program Description

Guest Chef: Jacques Torres Ming uses the unusual combination of curry and vanilla to create the delectable recipes in this episode. The pairing alone is sure to attract curiosity. In the kitchen, Ming prepares a Seared Halibut with Vanilla-Curry Oil, Curry-Vanilla Oyster Stew, and for the delicious finale, a Rum Flamb�ed Mango Sundae. World-famous chocolatier Jacques Torres joins us as guest chef and brings us to his Manhattan chocolate factory. After a lesson on the behind-the-scenes of chocolate making, Jacques uses our East and West ingredients to create a Bonbon made with Vanilla and Curry.

Recipes: Seared Halibut with Curry-Vanilla Oil Curry-Vanilla Oyster Stew Curry-Rum Flambéed Mango Sundae



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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