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SIMPLY MING: Season 14: Sam Hayward

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Ming Tsai with Maine’s master of fresh, local and sustainable food, Chef Sam Hayward.

Airs Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for Season 14 of mouth-watering recipes, tantalizing cocktails, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips.

Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by the creation of two dishes — one prepared by a nationally renowned guest chef and one by the James Beard-and-Emmy Award-winning Host Ming Tsai.

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


This season's guest chefs include: Lidia Bastianich, Rocco DiSpirito, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Rick Bayless, Madhur Jaffrey, and Shaun Hergatt, and more, preparing an array of dishes and desserts from Scandinavian halibut, Maine mussels and a spinach pasta to a lobster risotto, crispy calamari and a dark and stormy soufflé from pastry master Johnny Iuzzini.

SIMPLY MING: Season 14: Preview

On this episode, Ming is joined by Maine's master of fresh, local and sustainable food, Chef Sam Hayward.

With his restaurants Fore Street and Scales Restaurant and Seafood Market, Sam is credited with transforming Maine's food scene.

Today both Ming and Sam are cooking with shellfish.


Sam combines local Bang's Island mussels, local cider, leeks and sea greens with grilled bread while Ming makes wok-stirred Thai king crab legs with green papaya and crispy rice.

Get all of the recipes from Season 14.

SIMPLY MING - Season 14 Sizzle Reel


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


Produced by WGBH Educational Foundation & Ming East-West LLC. Distributed by American Public Television.