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Masterchef Recap 7/11/18 Season 9 Episode 8 “A Gordon Ramsay Wedding”

For better or for worse, the remaining contestants had to team up on tonight’s all new episode of "MasterChef". The challenge tonight was a wedding reception. The Top 18 had to split up into two teams to cater the wedding of MasterChef winner Shaun O’Neale. He and his fiancée had taken the time to talk to everyone before the ceremony and they had both teams the protein they wanted. They wanted scallops as part of their appetizers because that was the first thing Shaun cooked for Katie and they also wanted their man protein of their main dish to be duck breast. Shaun loved it because he said that’s when its right there was nothing like it and so he cautioned everyone about making sure the duck breast come out alright. It needed to be cooked the whole way through and therefore the contestants were firmly put on notice. READ MORE...

Masterchef Recap 6/27/18 Season 9 Episode 7 “World Cup Dishes”

Nineteen of the most talented home cooks in America were left on tonight’s all new episode of "MasterChef". However, the first challenge they faced tonight was a mystery box. Everyone knew that a mystery box could either make them or break them because this one ingredient inside this mysterious was something that had to be the highlight of whatever they cooked. They couldn’t just toss it on top like a decoration. It had been to be in the taste as well and so everyone lifted the lid on their mystery box challenge hoping that whatever was inside wasn’t too bad. And instead they found out they were going to be cooking with one hard ingredient because it was walnuts. READ MORE...

Masterchef Recap 6/20/18: Season 9 Episode 6 “Trouble Brewing”

Today the home cooks are cooking for 101 brewers using the secret ingredient, beer. They will have to make either Fried Chicken Sandwich with Beer Battered Onion Rings and Corn Salad or Beer Battered Fish & Chips with Coleslaw and Tartar Slaw. Chelsea was the best in the last challenge so she is a captain, Bowen was the runner-up so he is also a team captain. Chelsea gets to choose either the dish she wants to make or her teammates; she wants to choose her team. Chelsea chooses Alecia, Lindsay, Taylor, Juni, Darrick, Farhan, Cesar, Shanika, and Emily. The remainder of the home cooks heads over to the red team. Bowen gets to choose his dish, he chooses the fish & chips. Employees will get to try both dishes, the team with the best dish will get the employees $10 dollars. The team with the most money wins the challenge. Gordon stops the red team, they are cooking their fish too early and when he checks it, some is raw and soggy. Meanwhile, the blue team is also making mistakes with lots of raw chicken. READ MORE...

Masterchef Recap 6/13/18: Season 9 Episode 5 “Gordon Ramsay Masterclass”

The top 22 home cooks have their challenge, they all have to work with crabs. Gordon is going to give them a lesson on how to break down a crab. The home cooks have 30 minutes to cook, get the crab meat out and display it like Gordon did. The home cooks have finished, Mark is the first safe and heads up to the balcony, Alecia is also safe and Cesar. Farhan is not safe, he finished 5 minutes early and there was a shell in his crab. Gerron forgot to use one of his crab’s legs, he is not safe. Darrick and Samantha are not safe, neither is Ralph, Stephanie, Ryan, and Olusola. Juni is safe, so is Chelsea, Ashley, and Shanika. The person who had an edge over everyone, Chelsea, Gordon called it a dream performance. The home cooks that are still standing behind their stations now have to compete in an elimination competition. The home cooks have to use the crab meat that they shucked and re-create Gordon’s crab, Benedict. Gordon first shows them how to do it, now it is up to them to re-create. READ MORE...

Masterchef Premiere Recap 5/30/18: Season 9 Episode 1 and 2

Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sanchez return with Joe Bastianich as judges for this season’s Master Chef which will introduce a new format to the show; the three judges will each select eight contestants to give aprons to, and then the judges will mentor their teams throughout the competition. The judges arrive in the studio. We get to meet a few contestants; Gerron is an English Teacher, Olusola is a Bus Driver, Farhan is a Dental Student, Emily is a Food Reserach Analyst, Jannie is a Cocktail Server, Bowen is a pilot. The judges welcome the home cooks and say they have found the best with the ones in the room. Joe says the winner will go home with a quarter of a million dollars. READ MORE...

Masterchef Premiere Recap 5/30/18: Season 9 Episode 1 and 2

Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sanchez return with Joe Bastianich as judges for this season’s Master Chef which will introduce a new format to the show; the three judges will each select eight contestants to give aprons to, and then the judges will mentor their teams throughout the competition. The judges arrive in the studio. We get to meet a few contestants; Gerron is an English Teacher, Olusola is a Bus Driver, Farhan is a Dental Student, Emily is a Food Reserach Analyst, Jannie is a Cocktail Server, Bowen is a pilot. The judges welcome the home cooks and say they have found the best with the ones in the room. Joe says the winner will go home with a quarter of a million dollars. READ MORE...

MasterChef Recap 9/13/17: Season 8 Episode 18 and 19 “Something Fishy/The Semi-Finals”

MasterChef S8 Ep 17 begins with the Top 6 – Jeff, Dino, Eboni, Cate, Yachecia and Jason. They are greeted by Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Aaron Sanchez and Chef Christina Tosi in the Masterchef kitchen. Tonight is time for their final Mystery Box Challenge, when they lift the boxes they see envelopes with their loved ones handwriting on them. Christina tells there there is no ingredients under the boxes but there is a little taste of home; everyone gets overly emotional as they read the letters. Chef Ramsay says the judges want to see them create an extraordinary dish inspired by the people who wrote those letters; they are given 5 minutes to shop in the pantry and the winner of this challenge gets a game changing advantage. As the emerge from the pantry they are greeted by the ones who wrote the letter; there isn’t a dry eye in the house. Their loved ones head upstairs and they are given 60 minutes to make their dish. The chefs visit each station and are impressed with their personal growth. Chef Aaron says there are a couple dishes they would like to take a closer look at; he calls Eboni to step forward. READ MORE...

MasterChef Recap 9/6/17: Season 8 Episode 16 and 17

Tonight MasterChef S8 Ep 16 begins with Chef Christina Tosi, Chef Aaron Sanchez and Chef Gordon Ramsay greeting the Top 7 home cooks. They dive right into their next Mystery Box Challenge, and the only thing under the box is a pair of chopsticks. Christina says a 3rd of the world eats with chopsticks everyday, and tonight they want them to create an Asian inspired dish with their own personal spin and the only thing holding them back is their imagination; they are given 60 minutes to create their MasterChef worthy dish. The chefs/judges are not looking for what you get out of a take-out box, something imaginative and creative, something with big flavor but a lot of subtleties. Its is about standing out and presenting something impressive. After checking out the cooks’ dishes, they say the kitchen smells incredible. They encourage them with their presentations and count down as the cooks finish their dishes. There are 3 dishes they are intrigued by. READ MORE...

MasterChef Recap 8/30/17: Season 8 Episode 14 and 15

MasterChef Season 8 Episode 14 ‘A Mexican Tag Team Challenge’ Recap Part 1 MasterChef is on for two-hours tonight beginning with "A Mexican Tag Team Challenge." The Top 9 home cooks head to their stations, where they are welcomed to the MasterChef kitchen by Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Christina Tosi and Chef Aaron Sanchez. The Mystery Box challenge tonight is all breakfast ingredients and at the center of it all they have Nutella. They have to create a MasterChef worthy breakfast starring Nutella; they have 1 hour to create a breakfast they would make for their own families. Gordon, Christina and Aaron talk about how difficult it could be to elevate. When time is up, the Chefs call the best dishes forward. Chef Aaron calls forward Gabriel, first time in the top 3 since the competition started. He made doughnut holes with blueberry glaze, hazelnuts and espresso syrup. Chef asks where this has been hiding, loves the freshness and fantastic flavor; he tells him he is happy to see him stepping up in the competition and if he continues to do this he will go far. Chef Gordon says he would only add more filling to the doughnuts but says he respects that Gabriel had the guts to make them in 60 minutes; saying he may be 19 but definitely deserves to be in the Top 9. READ MORE...

'MasterChef' Recap: Who Is Brought to Tears During a Gordon Ramsay Chicken Challenge?

After the big cliffhanger, we find out whether Newton or Yachecia heads back to the MasterChef kitchen. The top 11 faces a skills test that throws one of the chefs into a panic attack, while the others are confident they will head to the balcony and make the top 10. The losers of the skills test face a dumpling challenge, where one chef is sent home. Later, the top 10 pair off during a chicken and potato challenge, which leads to a second elimination challenge that sends another chef packing.   ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-65821.aspx