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Simply Ming; Tea-Smoking Technique

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Simply Ming
Tea-Smoking Technique
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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: Norman Van Aken You don't have to be American or Scandinavian to like smoked foods—the Chinese also have a great food smoking tradition, with an added twist: tea. Tea subtly infuses food with an exotic flavor that works well with everything from poultry to fish. And you can do it right on your own stove. First, Ming will make a very simple tea-smoking mixture and he'll use it to make Tea-Smoked Chicken Breast with Celery Rice, a Tea-Smoked Chicken Club Sandwich, Seared Snapper with Tea-Smoked Shrimp Potatoes, and a Tea-Smoked Duck with Roasted Scallion Sweet Potatoes. Then, Ming visits an authentic tea ceremony in Hong Kong. Back in the studio, Norman Van Aken joins Ming to make Lapsang Souchong Tea and Shallot-Stuffed Salmon.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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