Ming Tsai grew up in Dayton, cooking with his parents and grandparents in the family restaurant, Mandarin Kitchen. Then he went off to Yale, studied to become a mechanical engineer. But after a trip to Paris, he realized that food was going to be his career. He enrolled at the Cordon Bleu and worked to integrate his passion for French Cuisine with his Chinese cooking roots. Now years later he’s established himself as a master of East meets West dishes, as featured on his own Food Network show. He’s gone on to become a successful author as well, and his fourth book is the motivation for this trip to Dayton. His first cookbook , Blue Ginger, is names after his Weley, MA restaurant, opened in 1998 with his wife Polly. Since then, Simply Ming, and Ming’s Master Recipes were released.
Tsai recently guest starred on an episode of Top Chef , opened Blue Ginger Noodle Bar, a mini-restaurant, inside Blue Ginger and is currently competing for the “Next Iron Chef” on the Food Network Channel. Ming will be in town on Thurs, Nov 4th at ThinkTV for a book signing and meet & greet for his latest book: SIMPLY MING ONE-POT MEALS. Tickets are $32 per person or per couple and include wine, beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and a signed copy of the new cookbook. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 2. To purchase tickets or for more information about the Think TV event, contact Bill Miller.
He will then head to Book & Company at The Greene for a 7pm signing. Line numbers for that signing will be handed out starting at 6pm to patrons purchasing his new book. For more info on this event, contact Sharon Kelly Roth at (937) 429-6302.