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Ming Tsai is a pioneer and innovator in East-West cuisine and the chef/owner of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, MA. In its first year, Blue Ginger was named "Best New Restaurant" by Boston Magazine, was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as "Best New Restaurant 1998," and Esquire Magazine named Ming Tsai as "Chef of the Year 1998." The James Beard Foundation crowned Ming "2002 Best Chef Northeast," and, since 2002, Zagat Restaurant Guide has rated Blue Ginger the "2nd Most Popular Boston Restaurant." Ming hosts and executive produces the Emmy-nominated public television show, Simply Ming, now in its ninth season.
He began cooking for television audiences on the Food Network, where he was the 1998 Emmy Award-Winning host of East Meets West with Ming Tsai. Ming's Quest, his popular cooking adventure series, also aired on Food Network. In the summer of 2008, Ming traveled to the Beijing Olympics with NBC’s Today show to provide viewers with insight into food customs and traditions that define his Chinese heritage. Ming is the author of four cookbooks: Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming Tsai, Simply Ming, Ming's Master Recipes and Simply Ming One-Pot Meal, and his fifth will be released in Fall of 2012. Tsai is a national spokesperson for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), and worked with Massachusetts Legislature to help write Bill S. 2701, signed into law in January 2009.
Ming is a proud member of Common Threads, the Harvard School of Public Health's Nutrition Round Table, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Cam Neely Foundation and Squashbusters.