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Simply Ming; Soba Noodles/ Pancetta


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Simply Ming
Soba Noodles/ Pancetta
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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

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Guest Chef: Michel Richard

Japanese soba noodles are paired with flavorful Italian pancetta in three recipes for this week’s serving of SIMPLY MING. Putting a spin on the Italian classic, Chef Ming Tsai makes a deeply-flavored Soba Noodle Carbonara. Then, Ming creates all-in-one Soba Noodle-Shrimp Pancakes, a delicious meal that is sure to please! Sharing his version of a traditional Japanese soup, Ming uses one pot to cook up Soba Noodle Soup. Guest chef Michel Richard, chef/owner of Citronelle in DC visits the studio and uses the East-West flavors to make Beet Soba Bolognese.


Soba Noodle Carbonara

Soba Noodle-Shrimp Pancakes

Soba Noodle Soup

Michel Richard's Beet Soba Bolognese



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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