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Simply Ming; Mom, Pops and the Boys


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Simply Ming
Mom, Pops and the Boys
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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: Iris and Stephen Tsai

It's family day on Simply Ming! All three generations come together to cook at Blue Dragon. Mom is going to teach Ming's sons David and Henry the art of making her signature Spring Rolls. Pops is going to show us his famous Garlic Fried Rice. And Ming cooks up a delicious Head-On Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Winter Melon.

Recipes Salt and Pepper Head On Shrimp with Winter Melon Pop's Garlic Fried Rice Nai Nai's Spring Rolls



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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