Simply Ming

Simply Ming

The Emmy-nominated public television series SIMPLY MING is back featuring 26 fresh new episodes. This year, Ming and his guest chefs will be 'Cooking on the Fly' finding inspiration from his East-West pantry and surprise ingredients that range from exotic fruits and vegetables to meats and fish. In each studio episode, Ming kicks off the show by highlighting techniques to help you 'Cook on the Fly' at home. From filleting a fish to sharing the technique for cooking veggies kids will love, Ming and his guests use their culinary tricks to bring you a season of delicious new recipes.

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Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams

Caramelization is used to create Scallops with Curried Gooseberries and Loin Lamb Chops with Plums.

Wed, Feb 4 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico

Red Tape Steak and a Double Lamb Chop with Pea Shoot-Beet Salad are prepared in Boston.

Fri, Feb 6 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Making Sausage with Guest Chris Cosentino

San Francisco Sausage and Peppers and Chicken Mushroom Sausage Patties with Orange Snow Pea Salad.

Mon, Feb 9 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

Toasted Garlic Quinoa and Coriander Crusted Chicken and Spicy Shrimp over Preserved Lemon Pilaf.

Tue, Feb 10 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tenderizing with Guest Jamie Bissonnette

Tender recipes include a Tellegio Kimchee Steak Bomb and a Trio of Halibut New Style Sashimi.

Wed, Feb 11 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Omelets with Guest Todd English

A Shitake Omelet with Crab Salad and a Vidalia Onion Omelet with Lox Orecciette Pasta are prepared.

Thu, Feb 12 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ganache with Guest Joanne Chang

Chef Joanne Chang whips up Chocolate Mousse Napoleon and Flourless Rum Nut Chocolate Cake.

Fri, Feb 13 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Azores: Pedro Oliviera

Cozida, a one-pot meal that is cooked underground by the Earth's volcanic heat, is prepared.

Mon, Feb 16 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pan Sauces with Guest Norman Van Aken

Pan Seared Steak, Beet Salad and Hash Browns and Pork Chop with Kimchee-Kale Pan Sauce are created.

Tue, Feb 17 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Modern Azorean Cuisine

Meals that reflect Azorean culinary traditions with a modern twist are made with local ingredients.

Wed, Feb 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On The Road In Chattanooga with Guest Daniel Lindley

Ming heads south to Chattanooga, Tennessee to cook with renowned local chef Daniel Lindley.

Thu, Feb 19 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef John Besh

In the Lone Star State, Ming creates dishes that reflect the spirit and spiciness of San Antonio.

Fri, Feb 20 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Reconstituting with Guest Gordon Hamersley

Salt Cod with Pasta and English Peas and Chicken Stir-fry with Wood Ear and Fermented Black Beans.

Mon, Feb 23 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Azores: Eduardo Reis

Ming visits the Azorean island of Terceira and learns the history of a popular dish called Alcatra.

Tue, Feb 24 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef Elizabeth Kossick

Ming creates Peruvian dishes with Chef Elizabeth Kossick at the Culinary Institute of America.

Wed, Feb 25 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On The Road In Chattanooga

Chef Ming Tsai travels to Chattanooga, Tennessee to learn some of the region's culinary secrets.

Thu, Feb 26 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Grilling with Andy Husbands

A Thai Buffalo Salad and Grilled Mussels and Clams with Tomatoes and a Polenta Cake are grilled up.

Fri, Feb 27 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On the Road in San Antonio with Chef Johnny Hernandez

Ming shops at a local Latin market and chops, dices and grills two fabulous Latin-inspired dishes.

Mon, Mar 2 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Poaching with Guest Jasper White

Striped Bass Poached in Saffron Broth and a Salad Lyonaise with Red Wine Poached Eggs are served.

Tue, Mar 3 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Wine & Tapas

Ming helps harvest limpets and clams to come up with two unique dishes in Caldeira do Santo Cristo.

Wed, Mar 4 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino

Ming learns how to make simple and flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine with Chef Diana Barrios Trevino.

Thu, Mar 5 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Fish Broth

Fish is on the menu when Ming joins a local chef on the picturesque Island of Pico.

Fri, Mar 6 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisine

Ming explores Boston's street food scene and creates a unique East-West Vietnamese sandwich.

Mon, Mar 9 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Kristen Kish & Soup

Chef Kristin Kish, who snared success with her soup on Top Chef, shares her soupy secrets.

Tue, Mar 10 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Grant Achatz & Scent Infusion

Chef Grant Achatz, the avant-garde leader of American cuisine, brings his magic to home cooking.

Wed, Mar 11 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Duff Goldman & Caramel

Duff Goldman, the Ace of Cakes, work his magic with a great carmel technique.

Thu, Mar 12 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Morimoto & Knives

Iron Chef Morimoto joins Ming to make sure we all know how important knife skills are.

Sat, Jan 31 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Mar 13 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Jody Adams & Cooking Greens

Chef Jody Adams knows her foliage and she's going to help Ming make greens tasty on the fly.

Fri, Jan 30 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Mon, Mar 16 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote

Jamie Bissonnette show how versatile cooking en papillote, or in parchment paper or foil, can be.

Mon, Feb 2 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sat, Feb 7 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Tue, Mar 17 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Michael Schlow and Basting

Chef Michael Schlow cooks with Ming and shows that basting is as easy as a flick of the wrist.

Fri, Feb 6 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Wed, Mar 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies

Chef Amanda Cohen promises to breathe new life into your veggie dishes.

Sat, Feb 14 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Mar 19 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce

Pan Sauce with Lobster and the key to infusing Pasta Noodles with maximum flavor are featured.

Fri, Mar 20 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Michiba - Seafood

Ming visits Tsukiji in Japan, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.

Mon, Mar 23 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Wakiya - Ramen

Ming visits the Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka, Japan and learns the secrets of cooking Ramen.

Tue, Mar 24 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Street Foods

Ming enjoys great street food in Japan, including Yakitori, Fresh Crab, Pork Offal and Takoyaki.

Wed, Mar 25 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Vancover - Tojo

Ming shops for fresh Seafood in Vancouver and cooks up a Seafood feast with Chef Hidekazu Tojo.

Thu, Mar 26 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Vancouver - Rain City

Chef Ming visits one of the best public markets on the continent, Granville Market, in Canada.

Fri, Mar 27 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Richmond - Ian Lai

Fresh Haddock and Salmon are paired with ingredients from a community garden in British Columbia.

Mon, Mar 30 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Richmond - Andy Liu

Chef Andy Liu cooks with Crab, one of the Richmond, British Columbia's best local ingredients.

Tue, Mar 31 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ellie Krieger and Better Burgers

Want to eat more Burgers? Ming and Chef Ellie Krieger make some lighter, tastier Burgers on the fly.

Thu, Jan 29 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Einat Admony & Purees

Chef Ming and Chef Einat Admony show how to make Purees explode with texture and flavor.

Fri, Jan 30 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Australian Lamb with Tim Bourke

A Orange-Ginger Lamb Shanks with Garlic Barley 'Risotto' and Lamb Belly are served.

Sat, Jan 31 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Oysters Three Ways with Darren Robertson

Ming heads out to Bondi Beach to cook oysters three-ways with Australian chef Darren Robertson.

Sat, Feb 7 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Gourmet Markets with Dominique Rizzo

Ming shops in some of the best gourmet markets in Australia with Aussie super-chef Dominique Rizzo.

Sat, Feb 14 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Cooking in the Oval with Dennis Leslie

Ming visits Adelaide, also known as Australian wine country. Pork Adobo with Muntrie Jam is made.

Sat, Feb 21 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Cooking Local with Lachlan Colwill

Seared Blue Fin Tuna with Cured Egg Yolk and a Buttermilk Tempura 'Surf & Turf' are cooked up.

Sat, Mar 28 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

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