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Simply Ming; Five Spice/ Chocolate


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Simply Ming
Five Spice/ Chocolate
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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: Jacques Torres

In this episode, Ming uses five-spice powder and chocolate to add an exotic flair to his recipes. Ming uses these East-West ingredients to make Crispy Duck with Five Spice Mole. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Ming prepares a delicious and easy dessert, Chocolate Five Spice Flourless Cake. Then, Ming visits world-famous chocolatier Jacques Torres at his Soho chocolate factory where Jacques uses the East-West ingredients to create a spicy chocolate drink!


Chocolate-Five Spice Fondue with Fruit Satays

Crispy Duck with Five Spice Mole

Chocolate Five Spice Flourless Cake

Jacques Torres’s fabulous confections



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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