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Simply Ming
Cooking on the Fly: Blanching
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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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The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for its landmark 10th season with more mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips. This season, Ming's studio kitchen plays host to nationally renowned chefs, including Michael Schlow, Susur Lee, Todd English, Chris Cosentino, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands, Jasper White, Gordon Hamersley, Duff Goldman, Ellie Krieger, Jamie Bissonnette, Jody Adams, Norman Van Aken, and Seth and Angela Raynor. During the second half of the season, Ming leaves the studio behind to visit some of his favorite chefs on-location in Boston, San Antonio, Chattanooga and as far away as the Azore Islands. Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by a guest chef and one by Ming. Once again, Ming and his guests must design and improvise a meal "on the fly," with items found in Ming's East-West pantry along with a few surprise ingredients.

Blanching with Guests Seth & Angela Raynor On the premiere episode of Simply Ming, it’s all about blanching - the secret to improving color, taste and texture in foods. In the studio Host Ming Tsai cooks on the fly with Nantucket chefs Seth & Angela Raynor. Using the blanching technique and secret ingredients they team up to create two new dishes: Grilled Lobster with Summer Herbed Butter Roasted Potatoes and Fried Pork & Couscous with Peach Sesame Compote.

Recipes Angela and Seth Raynor's Grilled Lobster Tails with Summer Herbed Butter Roasted Potatoes Fried Pork and Couscous with Peach Sesame Compote



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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