MASTERCHEF “Top 15 Compete” Review

MASTERCHEF "Top 15 Compete" Season 2, Episode 7 – This week’s MasterChef Mystery Box challenge raised some questions for me when Chef Ramsay kept insisting that they would only be tasting the "top three" dishes. He didn’t specifically define the criteria for selecting those top three, so I wasn’t sure if that meant that someone behind the scenes had gone around and tasted all the dishes to narrow down the top three, or if they were making that decision based on appearance. As they announced their selections, it seemed that the judges had made their choices based on the preparation they had observed in the kitchen and the way the dish had been plated for presentation. I’m not sure I like that method of discerning the "top three," considering some delicious dishes might have been prepared unconventionally or some beautifully plated dishes might actually taste terrible.

Alejandra’s curried lamb and rice pilaf, Tracy’s lamb with sweet and salty feta and Adrien’s farmer’s market style lamb all looked very appealing on screen and the judges seemed to agree across the board that these were the best plates in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge. I suppose their method worked out alright tonight but I can’t help but wonder if there might have been another dish among the contestants that was missed because taste wasn’t a factor in determining the top three. Read More...


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