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Simply Ming; Master Vegetarian Broth

Simply Ming SMMG217K1, Master Vegetarian Broth, Uncaptioned Master, 26:46

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Simply Ming
Master Vegetarian Broth
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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: Jacques Pepin

The addition of dried shiitakes to a traditional vegetarian base, adds the depth that meat and bones usually give a stock. The flavor power behind the mushroom advances the taste of the vegetatable broth and Ming offers up some delicious interpretations of classic European fare - including Three Onion Soup and a Shiitake Spinach Risotto. Ming then heads out of the kitchen and, giving an all-new meaning to the term "fresh produce," meets up with master forager, Russ Cohen in Lexington, Massachusetts to hunt for wild mushrooms. Back in the studio, Ming reinterprets another French favorite, Legumes Aux Vin, his riff on the traditional Coq au Vin. Jacques Pepin then joins him and prepares Red Snapper a la Nage. In this dish, the red snapper is combined with the delicate flavors of white wine, julienned leeks, mushrooms, and the Master Vegetarian broth.

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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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