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Simply Ming; Cooking on the Fly: Cooking With the Binchotan


Simply Ming Dennis Lee & Cooking with the Binchotan

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Simply Ming
Cooking on the Fly: Cooking With the Binchotan
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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.

918: DENNIS LEE & COOKING WITH THE BINCHOTAN Location: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and Namu restaurant, San Francisco, California

Sitting by the dock of the bay at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Ming shows viewers some of the city’s best street food. Gone are the days of hot dogs, pretzels and fried dough. In their place you’ll now find restaurant quality food in the form of Korean tacos, wood fired pizzas and Roti. Ming visits Dennis Lee, chef/owner of Namu at his Korean Street Food Cart to try some amazing Korean food. Back at Namu's restaurant kitchen Ming and Dennis try their hand at cooking on the fly when they come up with their own versions of modern day street fare.

Recipes: Lardo Wrapped Spot Prawns with Kimchee Arugula Salad Dennis Lee's Sake Broth with Nduja Black Cod



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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