Celebrity chef Ming Tsai was born and raised right here in Dayton and learned to cook working side by side with his mother and father in the family business, the Mandarin Kitchen. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Yale, he toured the world working in kitchen and training with renowned chefs from Paris to Japan. He eventually opened his own restaurant in Wellesley, MA. The Blue Ginger has been widely acclaimed and Ming has been awarded Best Chef Awards and been recognized with many industry accolades.
Ming hosts his own cooking show on public television SIMPLY MING, which can be seen here locally on ThinkTV. Ming will return to Dayton on Thurs, Nov 1st at 7 pm at Books & Co. a The Greene to introduce his newest book, Simply Ming In Your Kitchen: 80 Recipes to Watch, Learn, Cook & Enjoy. This collection of 80 simple dishes introduces a new concept in cook books. By using QR codes, you can use have Ming in your kitchen with you on video demonstrating the techniques you’ll use to create each dish. You’ll even by able to download ingredient shopping lists to your smart phone. Recipes reflect Ming’s East meets West approach to cooking and include: Honey Crab Wontons, Olive-Oil Poached Salmon with Tomato Tapenade, Japanese Chicken Curry and also some of his favorite cocktails like a Sake Cucumber Martini or Pasion Fruit Ma Tai.