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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Jamie Bissonnette & Breaking Down A Chicken

08/20/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming prepare roast Chicken Breast with Kimchee braised Wings with Boston Chef Jamie Bissonnette.

Damian D'silva & Authentic Singapore Cuisine

08/21/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Traditional ethnic cuisine is made using surprise ingredients from a local open market in Singapore.

The Pallotta Sisters & Infusing Flavor Into Pasta

08/22/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Stir Fry of Wonton Noodles with Scallops and Bacon and Arugula, Radicchio Pine Nut Salad are made.

Richmond - Ian Lai

08/22/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Vancouver - Rain City

08/23/2014 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Dennis Lee & Cooking with the Binchotan

08/25/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming visits Chef Dennis Lee of Namu at his Korean Street Food Cart to try some amazing Korean food.

Richmond - Andy Liu

08/25/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Janice Wong & Desserts

08/26/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and Chef Janice Wong travel to the outskirts of the city to find inspiration at Oh Farms.

Michael Ruhlman & Salt

08/27/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Author and chef Michael Ruhlman joins Ming for a demonstration on seasoning with salt.

Samson Chan & Shellfish

08/28/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming cooks with Samson Chan, the mastermind behind one of Singapore's best restaurants, Barnacles.

Charles Phan & Wok-Stirring

08/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sweet and Sour Clams with Plums and Cucumbers and a Classic Lemongrass Chicken are served.

Tony Maws & Funky Cuts

08/29/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Andre Chiang & Cooking with Our Senses

09/01/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and Chef Andre Chiang create memorable culinary creations with pristine, fresh ingredients.

Blue Ginger Chefs

09/02/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming takes us behind-the-scenes to meet his James Beard Award-Winning Blue Ginger Team.

Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking

09/03/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming and cookbook author Shermay Lee make Peranakan dishes with ingredients from an outdoor market.

Dante Demagistris & Garlic

09/04/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Beef and Broccolini Stir Fry with Mango Puree and Basil Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus.

Blanching with Guests Seth & Angela Raynor

09/05/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Grilled Lobster with Butter Roasted Potatoes and Fried Pork and Couscous with Peach Sesame Compote.

Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies

09/06/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

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.

Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman

09/08/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Old School Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise and Vanilla Frozen Custard with Flambeed Berries.

Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams

09/09/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Thickening with Guest Susur Lee

09/10/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad are prepared.

On The Road with Michael Schlow at Tico

09/11/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Making Sausage with Guest Chris Cosentino

09/12/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce

09/13/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

On this episode of Simply Ming, we look at the key to infusing (sometimes boring) pasta noodles with maximum flavor. Pasta master Todd English whips up a creative quick pan sauce with lobster.

Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

09/15/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Tenderizing with Guest Jamie Bissonnette

09/16/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Omelets with Guest Todd English

09/17/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Ganache with Guest Joanne Chang

09/18/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Azores: Pedro Oliviera

09/19/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Michiba - Seafood

09/20/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

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.

Pan Sauces with Guest Norman Van Aken

09/22/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Modern Azorean Cuisine

09/23/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On The Road In Chattanooga with Guest Daniel Lindley

09/24/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef John Besh

09/25/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Reconstituting with Guest Gordon Hamersley

09/26/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Azores: Eduardo Reis

09/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On The Road In San Antonio with Chef Elizabeth Kossick

09/30/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On The Road In Chattanooga

10/01/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Grilling with Andy Husbands

10/02/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On the Road in San Antonio with Chef Johnny Hernandez

10/03/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Wakiya - Ramen

10/04/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

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

Poaching with Guest Jasper White

10/06/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Wine & Tapas

10/07/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino

10/08/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Fish Broth

10/09/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

On the Road - Boston Vendor Trucks - Mobile Cuisine

10/10/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Episode #1201

10/11/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Kristen Kish & Soup

10/13/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Grant Achatz & Scent Infusion

10/14/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Duff Goldman & Caramel

10/15/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Morimoto & Knives

10/16/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Jody Adams & Cooking Greens

10/17/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Episode #1202

10/18/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Jamie Bissonnette & En Pappiote

10/20/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Michael Schlow and Basting

10/21/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Episode #1203

10/25/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Street Foods

10/28/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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, this week on Simply Ming.

Vancover - Tojo

10/29/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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!

Vancouver - Rain City

10/30/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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.

Richmond - Ian Lai

10/31/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

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