This week on Simply Ming, Ming travels to the small picturesque town of Riquewihr, France to learn how macaroons are made and then picks up some local wine and spätzle to add to his dish. Later, chef Dhanyanto Danny Darmawan makes spicy Indonesian pork knuckles and Ming cooks up ginger-soy braised pork knuckles with spicy spätzle.
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.