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Simply Ming
Shiso and Tomatoes
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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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804: Shiso & Tomatoes Guest Chef: Michel Nischan Saturday October 30 When one thinks about the perfect mate for tomatoes, basil always comes to mind. But with today’s East-West pair Ming takes flavors a step further and pairs them with basil’s Japanese relative- shiso, starting with a soup that shines in the summer- ‘Gazpacho’ with Shiso Oil. Then Ming reinvents his Italian side with Tomato and Tea Smoked Mozzarella and his Lightest-Ever Olive Oil Angel Hair Pasta. Finally, chef activist, Michel Nischan, will join us to shake things up with his spin on our master pair with his Heirloom Grain “Risotto".

Recipes Ancient Grains “Risotto” Style Lightest-Ever Olive Oil Angel Hair Pasta Tomato and Tea Smoked Mozzarella ‘Gazpacho’ with Shiso Oil

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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