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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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.

Rocky Mountaineer

09/19/2014 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sake/Yonemura

09/20/2014 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

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.

The Ultimate Comfort Food: The Egg

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

A Wok Stirred Shiitake Omelette is created. Cooking legend Jacques Pepin steps into the kitchen.

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.

Better Built Blt's

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

A Panko-crusted Eggplant BLT is served. Chef Duckie Estes creates a Fried Green Tomato BLT.

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.

Amanda Cohen & Season Veggies

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

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.

Todd English & Quick Pan Sauce

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

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.

Leftovers Ignite and Take Flight

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

A Crispy Noodle Cake with Ham and Brisket is served. Chef Marcus Samuelsson makes Pytt I Panna.

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.

Pizza for Dinner & Dessert

11/01/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Pepe's Pizza, Spicy Clam Pizza is made. Elizabeth Falkner creates her Finocchio Flower Power Pizza.

Richmond - Andy Liu

11/03/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Tony Maws & Funky Cuts

11/04/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Tony Maws cooks with the funky cuts of meat you might have trouble identifying at the market.

Mom and Dad - Show One

11/05/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.

Mom and Dad - Show Two

11/06/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming is joined by his Mom and Dad to cook some of their favorite dishes.

Cooking at Home - Miso

11/07/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming visits one of the oldest Miso factories in Japan and learns Miso cooking techniques.

Blue Plate Special

11/08/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Shitake Salisbury Steak with Pan Gravy and comedian Lenny Clarke's Mom's Meatloaf are highlighted.

Sake/Yonemura

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

Chef Ming Tsai goes to the Sake Brewery in Nara, Japan to discover the wonders of Sake.

Rocky Mountaineer

11/12/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chef Ming Tsai travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine.

Calgary

11/13/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ming visits the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch where Chef Allistair Barnes cooks Elk and Bison.

Ellie Krieger and Better Burgers

11/14/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Hungary and Seoul Satisfying: Stuffed Cabbage

11/15/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Korean Steamed Lion's Head is served. Kristen Kish prepares Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage.

Einat Admony & Purees

11/17/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Organic Ponzu and Jamon De Fermin

11/18/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Jamon Wrapped Asparagus with Ponzu Syrup and Seared Jamon Wrapped Chicken Breast are prepared.

Spring Roll Wrappers and Pesto

11/19/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Delicious recipes include Pesto Chicken and Spinach Spring rolls and Tomato and Cucumber Napoleon.

Blanching with Guests Seth & Angela Raynor

11/20/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Creme Anglaise with Guest Duff Goldman

11/21/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Fresh Shucked Summer Sweetness

11/22/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Scallop and Sweet Potato Ravioli are prepared. Chef Michael Mina makes Pan Seared Scallops.

Caramelization with Guest Jody Adams

11/24/2014 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

11/25/2014 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

11/26/2014 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

11/27/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Rice Pilaf with Guest Ellie Krieger

11/28/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

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