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SIMPLY MING: Season 11

Chef Ming Tsai in the kitchen. The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by host Ming Tsai and another by a nationally renowned guest chef.
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Chef Ming Tsai in the kitchen. The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by host Ming Tsai and another by a nationally renowned guest chef.

Airs Saturdays, July 12 - October 25, 2014 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips.

Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by host Ming Tsai and another by a nationally renowned guest chef.

Once again, Ming and his guests must design and improvise a meal "on the fly" with items found in Ming's East-West pantry, along with a few surprise ingredients.

Guests include: Masaharu Morimoto, Grant Achatz, Jamie Bissonnette, Jody Adams, ACE OF CAKES' Duff Goldman, Todd English and TOP CHEF champion Kristen Kish.

During the second half of the season, Ming leaves the studio behind and hits the road to visit some of his favorite chefs on-location in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

SIMPLY MING TV Season 11 Preview

EPISODE GUIDE:

"Kristen Kish & Soup" airs Saturday, July 12 at 3 p.m. - How do you pack maximum flavor into your soup. On the premiere episode of SIMPLY MING, join chef Ming Tsai and his guest chef Kristin Kish, who snared success with her soup on TOP CHEF. Kristin shares her soupy secrets as we cook on the fly, on SIMPLY MING. Recipes: Spicy Kimchee Seafood Gumbo; Prawn and Bean en Brado

Chef Grant Achatz, the avant-garde leader of American cuisine, demonstrates molecular gastronomy.
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Chef Grant Achatz, the avant-garde leader of American cuisine, demonstrates molecular gastronomy.

"Grant Achatz & Scent Infusion" airs Saturday, July 19 at 3 p.m. - Molecular gastronomy, sous vide… these are a few of the innovative chef’s techniques that home cooks are now trying themselves. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, chef Grant Achatz, the avant-garde leader of American cuisine, brings his magic home. Recipes: Olive Oil Poached Salmon (Sous Vide); Seared Wagyu Beef with Fermented Morels, White Soy and Lichen

Ming with TV personality Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore.
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Ming with TV personality Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore.

"Duff Goldman & Caramel" airs Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. - On this episode of SIMPLY MING, something we all love-- and a great technique—caramel! And Duff Goldman, the ACE OF CAKES, loves it too! So he’s joining Ming to work his magic, this week on SIMPLY MING. Recipes: Caramel; Five Spice Tarte Tatin; Duff Goldman's Mexican Breakfast Fudge

Five Spice Tarte Tatin. The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips.
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Five Spice Tarte Tatin. The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips.

"Morimoto & Knives" airs Saturday, August 2 at 3 p.m. - The difference between having fun and being miserable in the kitchen can come down to this: the right knife. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, the blade master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto, joins Ming to make sure we all know how important knife skills are. Recipes: Fish and Chips with Sake Mango Sauce; Sake-Miso Braised Salmon; Quick Smoke Sea Bass

"Jody Adams & Cooking Greens" airs Saturday, August 9 at 3 p.m. - We’re all supposed to eat more greens, but how do you cook them? Well, chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she’s going to help Ming make it tasty on the fly on this episode of SIMPLY MING. Recipes: Stir-Fry Bok Choy; Grilled Tri-Color Greens with Feta Ceaser and Pancetta; Nectarine and Kale Salad with Pistachio Pesto

"Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote" airs Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. (CANCELLED) - Cooking en papillote, or in parchment paper or foil, is a great way to make an easy, healthy meal, especially on the fly. Chef Jamie Bissonnette is in the house to show you just how versatile en pappiote can be, this week on SIMPLY MING. Recipes: Chicken en Papillote with Lentil Ratatouille; Scallops En Papillote a la Thai; Halibut En Papillote With Quinoa and Root Vegetables

"Michael Schlow and Basting" airs Saturday, August 23 at 3 p.m. (CANCELLED) - On this episode of SIMPLY MING it is all about basting, a technique chef’s use that’s great for home cooks too. Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist as we cook on the fly on SIMPLY MING. Recipes: Pan-Roasted Duck with Cranberry Fig Sweet and Sour Sauce with Noodle Chow Mein; Halibut with Mushrooms, Quinoa, Tomatoes and Chives

"Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies" airs Saturday, August 30 at 3 p.m. (CANCELLED) - Do you find yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to seasoning vegetables? Well, join chef Ming Tsai and chef Amanda Cohen for this episode of SIMPLY MING. Chef Amanda Cohen promises to breathe new life into your veggie dishes. Recipes: Beef and Broccoli (no beef); Carrot Pasta with Grilled Carrot Salsa; Stir Fry Green Beans; Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

"Michiba & Seafood In Japan" airs Saturday, September 13 at 3 p.m. - This episode of SIMPLY MING is all about seafood. On the road in Japan, Host Ming Tsai visits Tsukiji, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, which houses more than 400 different types of seafood! Later, Ming joins Japan’s first Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba to cook some amazing dishes made from seafood bought fresh from the wholesale market. Recipes: Buddha Style Buri and Daikon Stew; New Style Tuna Sashimi with Curry Oil Flash; Buri Offal Salad.

"Street Foods" airs Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m. - From Osaka to Tokyo, street food is everywhere on the road in Japan. From yakitori to fresh crab, pork offal to takoyaki – host Ming Tsai experiences some of the best of the day and nighttime street foods that both Osaka and Tokyo have to offer.

"Tojo In Vancouver" airs Saturday, September 27 at 3 p.m. - In this episode of SIMPLY MING, while on the Road in Vancouver, Ming shops for fresh seafood with one of Vancouver’s most famous chefs, Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California Roll. Tojo takes Ming to his favorite fish store in Vancouver’s Chinatown, then on to buy some fresh Vancouver crab fresh off the boat near the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Together they cook up a seafood feast! Recipes: Sablefish with Herbs En Papillote; Hosho Yaki Sablefish; Tojo's California Roll.

"Nicolas Hipperson In Vancouver" airs Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. - In this episode of SIMPLY MING, Chef goes on the road to Canada to visit one of the best public markets on the continent, Granville Market. There, along with local chef Nick Hipperson, our two chefs explore Canada’s fresh produce and wonderful salmon. Back in the kitchen, they cook up a feast using ingredients that are found within 100 miles. Recipes: Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Potato Fondant and Carrot Puree; Tea Smoked Ribeye with Asparagus-Mushroom Fricasee.

"Ian Lai In Richmond BC" airs Saturday, October 11 at 3 p.m. - Chef Ming Tsai is on the road in Richmond, British Columbia. Joined by local chef Ian Lai, our team grabs some fresh haddock and salmon fresh off the boat at Fisherman’s Wharf, then heads out to Terra Nova Park to cook with some wonderful Canadian ingredients fresh from the Terra Nova community garden. Recipes: Korean Spiced Pan Seared Salmon with Shrimp, Corn and Herbs; Pan Seared Halibut with Roasted Sunchokes.

"Andy Liu In Richmond BC" airs Saturday, October 18 at 3 p.m. - On the road in Richmond, British Columbia, chef Ming Tsai and chef Andy Liu cook with one of the region’s best local ingredients, crab. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, they cook crab together, not one, not two – but four different ways – combining their own tricks and techniques for getting the most flavor. Recipe: Scallion Pancake with Crab

Ming with chef Tony Maws from Craigie On Main restaurant.
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Ming with chef Tony Maws from Craigie On Main restaurant.

"Tony Maws & Funky Cuts" airs Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. - On this episode of Simply Ming, those funky cuts of meat you might have trouble identifying -- or identifying with-- at the market. But they’re hot items at restaurants, inexpensive and easy to cook, as Chef Tony Maws is here to show us. Recipes: Chicken Liver Hot Mousse with Apple Endive Salad; Pan Roasted Sweetbreads with Ragu of Chanterelles, Potatoes and Bacon.

Explore SIMPLY MING recipes, Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon favorites, and more on ming.com. We're always adding something new, so check back often!

SIMPLY MING is on Facebook, and you can follow @chefmingtsai on Twitter.

WATCH SIMPLY MING VODCASTS:

SIMPLY MING: Sous Vide
SIMPLY MING: Cooking Greens
SIMPLY MING: En Papillote
SIMPLY MING: Proper Basting
SIMPLY MING: Seasoning Vegetables
SIMPLY MING: Quick Pan Pasta Sauce

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