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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Mon, Mar 9 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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

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

Tony Maws & Funky Cuts

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

Fri, Mar 13 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Wed, Apr 1 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mom and Dad - Show One

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

Thu, Apr 2 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mom and Dad - Show Two

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

Fri, Apr 3 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Cooking at Home - Miso

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

Mon, Apr 6 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rakutaian-Kobe

Chef Ming learns about Kobe Beef and cooks at one of the best Beef restaurants in Osaka, Rakutaian.

Tue, Apr 7 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sake/Yonemura

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

Wed, Apr 8 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rocky Mountaineer

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

Thu, Apr 9 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Calgary

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

Fri, Apr 10 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.

Mon, Apr 13 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.

Tue, Apr 14 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Ultimate Comfort Food: The Egg

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

Wed, Apr 15 at 10:00 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, Apr 16 at 10:00 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, Apr 17 at 10:00 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, Apr 20 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Blue Plate Special

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

Tue, Apr 21 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Hungary and Seoul Satisfying: Stuffed Cabbage

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

Wed, Apr 22 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Fresh Shucked Summer Sweetness

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

Thu, Apr 23 at 10:00 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, Apr 24 at 10:00 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, Apr 27 at 10:00 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, Apr 28 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Australian Beef with Mark Best

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

Wed, Apr 29 at 10:00 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, Apr 30 at 10:00 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, May 1 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.

Mon, May 4 at 10:00 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, May 5 at 10:00 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, May 6 at 10:00 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, May 7 at 10:00 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.

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

Fri, May 8 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Great Gratins

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

Sat, Apr 4 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, May 11 at 10:00 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.

Sat, Apr 11 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, May 12 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Fruit Forward Desserts

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

Sat, Apr 18 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 13 at 10:00 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.

Sat, Apr 25 at 3:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, May 14 at 10:00 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, May 15 at 10:00 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, May 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

All-In-One Satisfying Steak Dinners

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

Tue, May 19 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Spaghetti East Western

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

Wed, May 20 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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