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Simply Ming; Cooking on the Fly: Blue Ginger Chefs


Simply Ming Blue Ginger Chefs

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Simply Ming
Cooking on the Fly: Blue Ginger Chefs
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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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NOTE: Broadcast in Boston one week later than system airdate.

924: BLUE GINGER CHEFS Guest Chefs: Jonathan Taylor (Executive Chef); Tom Woods (Chef de Cuisine); Michelle Fadden (Pastry Chef)

On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team. Putting his own chefs to the challenge with surprise ingredients and a visit to his studio pantry, Ming and company cook up three separate dishes fit for a king.

Recipes Tom Woods' Clam Chowder with Thai Flavors Michele Fadden's Warm 5-Spice Apple Turnover with Cranberry-Ginger Sauce



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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