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Simply Ming; Shiitakes/ Truffle Oil


Shiitakes and Truffle Oil with Donatella Arpaia Anamorphic

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Simply Ming
Shiitakes/ Truffle Oil
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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: Donatella Arpaia

This week, Ming uses the satisfying, rich combination of shiitakes and truffle oil as his East and West pairings. First up—a sumptuous, seared Kobe Beef with Shiitake-Truffle Sauce. Showing that these two elements have a lighter side, Ming makes a Warm Frisee Salad with Wok Stirred Shiitake-Citrus Vinaigrette. Rounding out the menu is an Italian tradition turned East-West: Chicken Liver Shiitake Crostini. Guest chef Donatella Arpaia, restaurateur and co-owner of David Burke and Donatella in New York City, visits the studio to make a delicious “All-In-One” entree: Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil.


Seared Kobe Beef with Truffle-Shiitake

Warm Frisee Salad with Wok-Stirred Shiitake-Citrus Vinaigrette

Chicken Liver-Shiitake-Truffle Oil Crostini

Donatella Arpaia's Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil and Pecorino Foam



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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