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Simply Ming; Star Anise/ Cranberries


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Simply Ming
Star Anise/ Cranberries
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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: Tony Abou-Ganim

Star Anise and cranberries make a savory and sweet East-West pair in this week’s helping of SIMPLY MING. Chef Ming Tsai prepares an all-in-one Cranberry Red Roast Braised Pork Shoulder, a twist on the classic Chinese red roast preparation. Proving no meal is complete without dessert, Ming creates a Hot Apple-Cranberry Sundae that will make you forget about the traditional chocolate sauce! Then Ming shares a recipe that can double as a breakfast pastry or dessert when he makes a Cranberry-Asian Pear Star Anise Cake. Guest chef and renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim visits the studio kitchen and uses the East-West flavors to prepare Fenberry Cobbler, Ming Martini and Cranberry Sparkler, a fabulous assortment of cocktails!


Cranberry Red Roast Braised Pork Shoulder

Hot Apple-Cranberry Sundae

Cranberry-Asian Pear Star Anise Cake

Tony Abou-Ganim's Fenberry Cobbler, Ming Martini & Cranberry Sparkler



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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