Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Minimal Cleanup

Mastering the crock pot, the Dutch oven, the wok and the sauté pan is the way to ensure you’re inflicting minimal damage to your kitchen during dinner. But those meals are generally not considered “gourmet.” But current “Next Iron Chef” contestant Ming Tsai can certainly help you in that department. The James Beard Award winner, and Esquire’s Best Chef in America, recently released SIMPLY MING: ONE POT MEALS. Using his trademark “east meets west” style, Tsai’s book covers braising, wok work, sautéing roasting, high-temp cooking, soups and salads—all of it confined to one vessel. I’m eyeing the ginger-orange duck cassoulet. Each dish even includes a wine suggestion. SIMPLY MING: ONE POT MEALS is available now for $25 from Kyle Books, in stores and online.

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