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Simply Ming; Art of Curing, The

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Simply Ming
Art of Curing, The
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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: Michael Ruhlman Over the past decade there has been a curing revival. It's a great way to add flavor to food and you don't need a smoke house to do it. You can achieve the same taste at home in your own kitchen, no matter what the meat is. Steak, pork, fish, and especially chicken can all be improved by curing them with a dry rub before cooking. With his master recipe of seasoned Curing Salt, Ming creates three dishes: Spicy Fried Chicken, Southeast Asian Gravlax with Avocado Salsa, and Asian Duck Confit with Red Cabbage Slaw. The Chinese have been curing meats for ages, and Ming heads to Hong Kong to check out their local markets to see the variety of cured and dried meats available. Back in the studio, Ming is joined by chef and author Michael Ruhlman, an avid home-curer. Michael makes his recipe for Spinach and Arugula Salad with Warm Homemade Bacon-Shallot Vinaigrette.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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