Summary

Chef Ming Tsai believes there are four basic needs in everyday cooking today: taste, healthfulness, simplicity, and affordability. So in this groundbreaking cookbook, he tackles all four. Broken down into seven techniques of one-pot cooking-including braising, wokking, sauteeing, roasting, high-temperature cooking, tossing, and soups-Simply Ming: One-Pot Asian Meals offers 85 recipes. Every ingredient can be found at your local market, every recipe will track its salt and fat intakes and allergens, and every meal will cost around $20 for four.


James Beard Award┬┐winning chef Tsai (and author of Simply Ming) provides 80 one-pan recipes that can be created quickly and healthfully, with relatively inexpensive ingredients. Tsai focuses on seven cooking methods best-suited to one-pot meals: braise, wok, saut├ę, roast, high temp--which includes steaming and flash frying--soup, and toss. Throughout, Tsai offers preparation tips and drink suggestions, and each recipe is accompanied by a full-color photo. Tsai's trademark Asian flair is evident, but he also ventures into the realm of comfort food, with garlic osso buco with celeriac, chicken meatballs with penne and tomato sauce, and panko-crusted turkey "scaloppini" with warm mango-cranberry chutney. Recipes are short--none longer than one page--and easy to construct. Tsai also includes a helpful glossary of ingredients and techniques for those looking for additional culinary instruction.