This week on Simply Ming, the iconic television host, artist and master chef, Jacques Pépin, joins Ming as they cook up chicken livers two ways. Jacques is making chicken livers with mushroom port cranberry sauce, olive oil small potatoes, and topping it all off with an incredible chocolate soufflé; while Ming tries to match that with a hot chicken liver mousse with bacon-thyme sauce.
Award-winning chef Ming Tsai offers both the curious beginner and the culinary expert simple solutions for creating easy East-West dishes. Using no more than eight ingredients, Tsai creates a repertoire of flavor-packed sauces, rubs, spices and vinaigrettes that serve as the foundation for quick but delicious dinners. Then, Ming and a diverse line-up of guest chefs transform a handful of fresh ingredients into several dishes. This season, Ming also welcomes culinary luminaries, including Ted Allen, Sara Moulton, Rick Bayless and Mary Ann Esposito. In addition to all-new recipes and wine pairings, Ming visits chefs around the country to explore the cultural inspiration of traditional dishes, and re-inventing them with an East-West twist.