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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Upcoming Episodes

The Ultimate Comfort Food: The Egg

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

Wed, Dec 14 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Better Built Blt's

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

Thu, Dec 15 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Leftovers Ignite and Take Flight

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

Fri, Dec 16 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Pizza for Dinner & Dessert

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

Mon, Dec 19 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Blue Plate Special

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

Tue, Dec 20 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Hungary and Seoul Satisfying: Stuffed Cabbage

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

Wed, Dec 21 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Fresh Shucked Summer Sweetness

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

Thu, Dec 22 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

A Chicken In Every Pot

Red Roast Whole Chicken is served with Vegetables. Tory McPhail makes Chicken and Mushroom Gumbo.

Fri, Dec 23 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Not Andy Warhol's Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Fresh Indonesian Tomato Soup is made. Cortney Burns prepares Farmer's Cheese on Grilled Bread.

Mon, Dec 26 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Shrimp & Garlic: Compass-Wide Comfort Combo

Ming prepares Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic Black Pepper Sauce over rice and Gambas al Ajillo.

Tue, Dec 27 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Australian Beef with Mark Best

Australia's spectacular Wagyu Beef is seared and served with Beetroot and Radicchio Kimchee.

Wed, Dec 28 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Kangaroo Island with Kate Sumner and Craig Wickem

Wildlife in Australia is explored. Australian marron and King George Whiting are put on the barbie.

Thu, Dec 29 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Wood-Fired Cooking with Robert Marchetti

Seared Tuna Nicoise with Poached Duck Egg and Herbed Butter Sauce and Grilled Quail are prepared.

Fri, Dec 30 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Oysters Three Ways with Darren Robertson

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

Tue, Jan 3 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Gourmet Markets with Dominique Rizzo

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

Wed, Jan 4 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Cooking in the Oval with Dennis Leslie

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

Thu, Jan 5 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Cooking Local with Lachlan Colwill

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

Fri, Jan 6 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Great Gratins

Gratin Dauphinois with Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Colin Cowie's Gratin of Linguine are served.

Mon, Jan 9 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Chicken Soup - The World's Favorite Cure

Wonton Noodle Soup is served. Food and Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin prepares Udon Noodle Soup.

Tue, Jan 10 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Fruit Forward Desserts

Frozen Lemongrass Parfait with Pineapple Flambe and a Blueberry Brown Butter Tart are made.

Wed, Jan 11 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sunday in the Park with Ming and Skip

Cook out dishes include Sesame Noodle Cucumber Salad and Aunt Marguerite's Famous Potato Salad.

Thu, Jan 12 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Dumplings - All The World Loves A Dumpling

Ginger Pork Dumplings with Dim Sum Dipper. Candice Kumai makes Gyoza and Matcha Tea Smoothie.

Fri, Jan 13 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Let Them Eat Fish Cakes

Salmon Cakes with Fennel Salad. Mark Gaier and Clark Fraiser make Cod Cakes with Tartar Sauce.

Mon, Jan 16 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

All-In-One Satisfying Steak Dinners

Ming prepares Mongolian Beef. Lydia Shire makes a mouthwatering Swiss Steak from Chuck Steak.

Sat, Dec 17 at 10:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Tue, Jan 17 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Spaghetti East Western

Ming makes Asian spaghetti with Pork, Ginger and Garlic. Evan Deluty makes a classic Bolognese.

Sat, Dec 10 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Wed, Jan 18 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Carla Hall

Country Greens, Tangy Chow-chow Pickles, Hot Water Cornbread and hearty Red Roast Pork are served.

Thu, Jan 19 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Ed Lee

Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia stops by to grill up a rich Rib Eye with spicy Gochujang Butter.

Sat, Dec 17 at 11:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Jan 20 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tiffani Faison

Top Chef all-star Tiffani Fasion creates Banh Xeo, a Vietnamese fried Pancake loaded with Shrimp.

Mon, Jan 23 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jamie Bissonnette

Ming uses Crispy Chicken Sausage and Scallions to create a flavorful spin on classic Fried Rice.

Tue, Jan 24 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Todd English

Pizza features Fontina Fonduta, Meatball Ribbons, Shaved Artichokes and Heirloom Pomodoro Fresco.

Wed, Jan 25 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Matt Jennings

A decadent Strawberry Salsa Fresca with Grilled Fish and a lightly seared Tuna Tataki are prepared.

Thu, Jan 26 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Ken Oringer

Boston legend Ken Oringer makes a decadent Fideua and Ming revolutionizes Risotto.

Fri, Jan 27 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Michael Schlow

Chef Michael Schlow makes Spaghetti Amatriciana. Savory Black Bean Pork Chow Mein is served.

Mon, Jan 30 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Joanne Chang

Tasty Berry dishes include a Honey Champagne Sabayon Parfait and a Strawberry Ginger Kir Royale.

Tue, Jan 31 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Ivan Orkin

Flavorful Shrimp, Beef and Broccoli is spooned over a tasty Brown and White Rice mix.

Wed, Feb 1 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mario Batali

Renowned chef Mario Batali and Ming whip up two delicious home-cooked dishes in Ming's loft kitchen.

Thu, Feb 2 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mom & Dad 1

Ming's Mom and Dad stop by to share two delicious comfort food recipes.

Fri, Feb 3 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mom & Dad 2

It's a family affair as Ming's Mom and Dad show their son a thing or two in the kitchen!

Mon, Feb 6 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

California - Roy Choi

Chef Roy Choi takes Ming on a ride in one of his food trucks while they cook up some daring cuisine.

Tue, Feb 7 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

California - Animal

Ming meets the two visionaries behind the LA hotspot Animal, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

Wed, Feb 8 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

California 3 - Richard Zarate

Ricardo Zarate, godfather of Peruvian cuisine, and Ming swap homestyle recipes from their cultures.

Thu, Feb 9 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

California 4

Ming drives up the California coast to get the scoop on local ingredients and try tasty dishes.

Fri, Feb 10 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Michael Scelfo

Michael Scelfo and Ming use butternut squash, curry and edamame to create delicious hummus dishes.

Mon, Feb 13 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jody Adams

Chef Jody Adams makes a flavorful Green Pea and Artichoke Soup with two kinds of Pesto.

Tue, Feb 14 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jasper White

Boston's 'King of Seafood'creates a Portuguese-style Seafood Stew of Clams, Mussels and Chourico.

Sat, Dec 17 at 8:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Wed, Feb 15 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Barbara Lynch

Chef Barbara Lynch makes a Shellfish and Saffron Stew and Ming prepares Herb Olive Poached Seafood.

Thu, Feb 16 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jeremy Sewell

Chef Jeremy Sewell makes Whole Black Sea Bass with Ginger Tomatoes, Pesto and Squash Blossoms.

Wed, Dec 7 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Fri, Feb 17 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Texas 1

It's fall in Dallas and Ming visits with renowned local chefs and tries out the local fare in Texas.

Thu, Dec 8 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Feb 20 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Texas 2

It's fall in Dallas! Ming enjoys the local fare in Texas and meets with renowned local chefs.

Fri, Dec 9 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Feb 21 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Texas 3

It's fall in Dallas, Texas! Ming visits chefs and contributes his own dish to the cuisine culture.

Mon, Dec 12 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Wed, Feb 22 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Texas 4

It's fall in Dallas, Texas! Ming contributes n dish to the cuisine culture and meets local chefs.

Tue, Dec 13 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Thu, Feb 23 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Rocco Dispirito

Rocco DiSpirito makes an almond vanilla protein smoothie and a spinach pesto pasta with tomatoes.

Sat, Jan 7 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Sam Hayward

Local Bang's Island mussels, local cider, leeks and sea greens are combined with grilled bread.

Sat, Jan 14 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Gunnar Hvarnes

Ming takes off for Norway to explore its rich culture. Two delicious Cod dishes are created.

Sat, Jan 21 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Geir Skeier

Chef Tsai continues his adventure in Norway. Two meals from the region's sumptuous salmon are made.

Sat, Jan 28 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Orjan Johannessen

Two distinctive Fjord Trout meals and a pickled herring and caramel pudding are served.

Sat, Feb 4 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Andreas Viestad

Chef Viestad introduces Ming to a farm apple Kir before they whip up two mouth-watering meals.

Sat, Feb 11 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Will Gilson

Duck breast with hay-roasted carrots and toasted pistachios and Szechwan duck legs are prepared.

Sat, Feb 18 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Susan Regis

Susan Regi creates a rye berry salad with wine cap mushrooms, wild greens and herbed creme rraiche.

Sat, Feb 25 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

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