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One Horrible Presentation, One Horrible Dish, One Elimination on 'MasterChef' (VIDEO)

It was a night of decadence and disaster on 'MasterChef' (Mon., 9PM ET on FOX). As the Top 11 competed in the box challenge, they discovered a second box with the judges; one that revealed four-lb lobsters. Later, the winner of the lobster challenge chose truffles, and boldly chose to compete in the second challenge as well. !!SPOILER ALERT!! Christian had perhaps the hardest time in the opening challenge, because he felt he deserved to be one of the three finalists. As only the finalists' dishes are actually sampled, Christian must have felt passionately enough about it to disrespect the competition by tasting his own dish. //www.aoltv.com/2011/07/19/horrible-presentation-dish-elimination-masterchef-video/

'MasterChef' Judge Graham Elliot: Whose Dish Was Close to Being Inexcusable?

Graham Elliot is a world renowned chef and judge on Fox's 'MasterChef' who'll be guest blogging for AOL TV from time to time this season. Here are his thoughts on this week's episode ... Here we go yo, here we go yo, so what's so what's so what's the scenario?! Well this week's scenario was cooking "a la bling" cuisine. The contestants' reactions to challenges are always fun for us, but particularly so when they realize they're cooking with ingredients that are rare and expensive. When we opened the supersized Mystery Box with the giant lobsters, it was a classic reaction to witness. Our culinary and art departments had researched and collaborated to make sure that tank and water were all set up right for the lobsters. When it came time to get down and start cooking, Christian was getting in his own way again. While working in an aggressive manner with the equipment, a piece of plastic broke off from a processor and got into his food. It all went downhill from there -- things were falling and he spilled fish stock on his pasta, thus ruining it. It's beautiful to see calmness and grace in the kitchen, and a horror when anger rears its ugly head. For the record, i feel Joe was right to put him in his place when we were critiquing Jennifer's baked lobster (which was great by the way). //www.aoltv.com/2011/07/18/masterchef-judge-graham-elliot-guest-blog-3/

MASTERCHEF “Top 11 Compete” Season 2 Episode 11

Check out a first look of the upcoming episode of  MASTERCHEF  "Top 11 Compete" Season 2 Episode 11 which airs on Monday, July 18 at 8pm on FOX. Synopsis:  MASTERCHEF  "Top 11 Compete" Season 2 Episode 11 – The Top 11 home cooks flex their culinary  muscles  in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have  the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round in the all-new "Top 11 Compete" episode ofMASTERCHEF airing Monday, July 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/07/18/masterchef-top-11-compete-season-2-episode-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader