Dara and Alexander
Here we are everybody, this is the culinary battle that all of America is talking about, the first-ever MasterChef Junior U.S. finale. This is a show that grabbed everyone's attention -- foodies or not, everybody loves this show!!!
On MasterChef Junior, we are down to the Top 6 junior home cooks in America. One of these kids will make history by becoming the first ever U.S. MasterChef Junior. When the kids walk inside the MasterChef kitchen, Chef Ramsay announces to them that they will not be cooking in the kitchen today, but instead are off for their first field challenge.
Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich
On MasterChef Junior, there are just 10 junior homecooks left, and I am excited to see what the next challenge is because in the last episode, the judges nominated the three best dishes belonging to Kaylen, Alexander and Gavin.
I am very thankful for MasterChef Junior. After a whole summer of watching myself compete in MasterChef, I didn't really know what to do with myself now! I was waiting every week for Wednesday nights, and now the wait is for Friday nights.
Sofia, Joe Bastianich
It is very hard to believe that kids between the ages of 8 and 13 will be competing to become the first US MasterChef Junior in the same MasterChef kitchen on the same MasterChef challenges that we had to work on. My worst fear is that these kids might make me look bad. You see I won the title of MasterChef in the US only a few weeks ago.
We are down to the final 4 on MasterChef. Since Luca won the previous challenge, he will select a teammate, leaving the other two cooks to form their own team by default. During this time last season, I, too, was in Luca's position, and I selected Becky, putting Josh and Frank together on the opposing team. We were tasked to make a three-course dinner for, not only the judges, but three additional kings of the culinary world: Guy Savoy, Daniel Boulud, and Alain Ducasse.
MasterChef is back this week with a two-hour episode, which means double eliminations, right? Hmmm... We begin with a mystery box put together by none other than the judges' sons.
In this week's episode of MasterChef, the top 6 becomes the top 7 again when Bri re-enters the kitchen after beating out Bime for a white apron. Underneath the mystery box is a 16-ounce T-bone steak. The contestants are challenged with the task of cooking a dish that highlights this cut of meat. T-bone steaks are aptly named for the T-shaped bone in the center, which separates the fillet or tenderloin cut from the strip steak.
Bri and Gordon Ramsay
In this episode of MasterChef, the remaining six contestants won't be cooking. Judging from my Season 3 experiences, I don't take this as a good sign. Sure enough, past Season 4 contestants return to battle their way back into the MasterChef kitchen. During my season, eight previously eliminated cooks returned, each handpicking an ingredient for their collective mystery box. This time, however, the judges have pre-selected which contestants would have a chance at re-earning a spot back in the competition...
There are seven lucky cooks left on MasterChef. Another humongous mystery box sits on the stage. When it rises, we see the families of the remaining cooks. Even I get misty-eyed at the reunions. It's hard to be at MasterChef—you get up at different times every morning, not knowing what's going to happen that day, what you'll be challenged to do, who'll be going home. You film long hours, and the whole time, you're sequestered...