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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Great Gratins

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

Mon, Mar 27 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, Mar 28 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, Mar 29 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, Mar 30 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, Mar 31 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.

Mon, Apr 3 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.

Tue, Apr 4 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.

Wed, Apr 5 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.

Thu, Apr 6 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Todd English

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

Fri, Apr 7 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.

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

Ken Oringer

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

Tue, Apr 11 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Michael Schlow

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

Wed, Apr 12 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Joanne Chang

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

Thu, Apr 13 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Ivan Orkin

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

Fri, Apr 14 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.

Mon, Apr 17 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mom & Dad 1

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

Tue, Apr 18 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!

Wed, Apr 19 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.

Thu, Apr 20 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.

Fri, Apr 21 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.

Mon, Apr 24 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.

Tue, Apr 25 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Michael Scelfo

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

Wed, Apr 26 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.

Thu, Apr 27 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.

Fri, Apr 28 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.

Mon, May 1 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jeremy Sewell

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

Tue, May 2 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.

Wed, May 3 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.

Thu, May 4 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.

Fri, May 5 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.

Mon, May 8 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Daniel Boulud

French chef Daniel Boulud creates a poulet a l'estragon with rice pilaf and yellow wax beans.

Tue, May 9 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Lidia Bastianich

Chef Lidia Bastianich prepares calamari alla griglia with shrimp, salsa verde and grilled bread.

Wed, May 10 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Jacques Pepin

Chef Jacques Pepin makes chicken livers with mushroom port cranberry sauce and chocolate Souffle.

Thu, May 11 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tiffani Faison

Chef Tiffani Faison makes a Vietnamese dish called pad gra pow and Ming makes meatloaf sliders

Fri, May 12 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Madhur Jaffrey

Potatoes in a Marwari style with griddle bread and a Japanese chicken curry are prepared.

Mon, May 15 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Rick Bayless

Master chef and Emmy-nominated host Rick Bayless joins us to create a Green Chili Adobo Taco Duo with Shrimp, Caramelized Onion and Roasted Chayote. Meanwhile, Ming makes a family-favorite: Surf-n-Turf Moo Shoo Wraps! Prepare your tastebuds for East meets Southwest!

Tue, May 16 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Johnny Iuzzini

Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini creates an amazing frozen dark and stormy souffle.

Wed, May 17 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Shaun Hergatt

Chef Shaun Hergatt creates an acacia-glazed duck breast with plum puree and fennel salad.

Thu, May 18 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Rocco Dispirito

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

Fri, May 19 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sam Hayward

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

Mon, May 22 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Gunnar Hvarnes

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

Tue, May 23 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Geir Skeier

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

Wed, May 24 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Orjan Johannessen

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

Thu, May 25 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Andreas Viestad

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

Fri, May 26 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Will Gilson

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

Mon, May 29 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Susan Regis

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

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

Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley

Oysters with kimchee, brown butter lobster roll and beer battered oysters with shallots are served.

Sat, Apr 1 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, May 31 at 10:30 am on WTTW Prime

Hawai'i - Isaac Bancaco

Ming spends time in Hawai'i with chef Issac Bancaco. Two different takes on Tuna are showcased.

Sat, Apr 8 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Hawai'i - Ed Kenney

Ming and chef Ed Kenney create two unique takes on traditional dishes in Hawai'i.

Sat, Apr 15 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Hawai'i - Lee Ann Wong

Ming and chef Lee Anne Wong create a sumptuous meal celebrating the heritage of the islands.

Sat, Apr 22 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Hawai'i - Mom & Dad

Ming heads to Honolulu to join mom and dad in their kitchen for a family meal of favorite dishes.

Sat, Apr 29 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Hawai'i - Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong

Ming visits the Hawai'i Food and Wine festival and cooks with chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong.

Sat, May 6 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Robert Sisca

Chef Robert Sisca comes up from Rhode Island to visit Ming and to create two takes on halibut.

Sat, May 13 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Jason Bond

Jason Bond of Bondir in Cambridge prepares grilled mackerel with charred eggplant puree.

Sat, May 20 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

Louis Dibiccari

A lobster gravy with a lobster risotto and Thai basil-lobster risotto cakes are prepared.

Sat, May 27 at 12:30 pm on WTTW HD

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