Chef Ming Tsai at Macy’s Boston
“Macy’s Culinary Council And KitchenAid are hitting the road to cook with some of the hottest chefs across the country. Together, they’ll combine their culinary talents and prepare some of their signature dishes using locally sourced ingredients.”
Last week I got to go to Macy’s Downtown Boston and meet Ming Tsai. Chef Tsai is a part of the Macy’s Culinary Council. He is best known locally as the owner and executive chef at Blue Ginger in Wellesley and nationally as the host and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated public television cooking show Simply Ming, currently in its ninth season.
This is my first attempt at being a food blogger! Food is going to big part of the new blog, but I was feeling a bit out of my element so I brought along a legit foodie blogger, Umommy. She was so nice to accompany me, copy of his new book in hand to be signed (I told you she was legit).
Chef Tsai was much funnier than I expected, admittedly I have never watched his show. I did see him on Top Chef but didn’t remember the non stop one liners :-) He made us two dishes. The first was shrimp, mango and local herb Summer rolls. I didn’t try because I do NOT love shrimp. Sharon tried it and said it was amazing. The next was a Rice Noodle Salad and wok stir fry vegetables that was super yum. All the while he was telling us stories and giving us tips. I learned how to peel and cut ginger, how to cook crispy tofu, and how to use tongs to squeeze a lime.
That last one blew my mind, serioulsy, he’s a freakin’ genius.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation’s leading culinary masters. Launched in 2003, MCC’s team of distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy’s customers shop, cook and eat at home. The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy’s stores, with the aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef.