I'm going to meet - and eat - Ming Tsai.
Did I just say I was going to eat Ming Tsai? not *exactly* what I meant of course. I mean I get to eat his cooking.
Oh say what? you don't know who Ming Tsai is?!?!
Girlfriend, get out from under your culinary rock!
Ming Tsai is THE East-Meets-West chef. Click the link to check out his website. He's currently competing to be the Next Iron Chef, and also hosts Simply Ming on public TV.
Here's a photo of Ming and his mom - photo courtesy of Simply Ming's FB page.
Ming is a James Beard Award Winning Chef (are all of those supposed to be capitalized?!! gah! should have paid more attention in
Ming's latest book - Simply Ming One-Pot Meals will be released November 1st. Annnnnd on November 10th he'll be doing a demo and book signing here in Dallas at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center.
If I was prone to squealing, this is where you'd hear me squeal.
But I don't squeal. Just giggle like a school girl. So giggle with me, ok?
Ming is going to demo 7 techniques which can be used to create one-pot meals. And here's the menu:
--Braising - Aromatic Short Ribs with Root Vegetables
--Wokking (wok it out! hahaha) - Black Pepper Sake Mussels with Granny Smith Apples
|--Sauteing - Mom's Famous Vinegared Shrimp|
--Roasting - Mushroom Chicken Fricassee with Edamame
--Flash Frying - Flash Fried Eggplant with Honey Lemon Syrup
--Tossing - Tea-Smoked Salmon with Preserved Lemon and Fennel Couscous Salad; Soup - Shrimp Bouillabase
Holy drooling batman! (ok, except for the mussels, which I'm not all that fond of).
Don't worry. I promise to take my camera and record the evening for you. I'm dedicated like that!
Enjoy your new day!