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'MasterChef' Finale Recap: Three Courses, Two Hours, One MasterChef

At long last, the time has come for MasterChef  to decide its season 3 champion. The two remaining finalists are a hulking army contractor who fought his way back onto the show after elimination, and a small, blind creative writing grad student who kept cooking through her loss of vision: Josh Marks and Christine Ha. Tonight, their only task is to cook the perfect three course meal in two hours. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-finale-recap-47390.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Final Three Face Off

After three months of charming profanity from Gordon, scowls from Joe, and generously donated steaks from Walmart, we've at last arrived at the MasterChef finale -- I'm not sure how a penultimate episode airing one week before the season's actual conclusion gets away with calling itself a finale, but whatever. Only Christine, Josh and Becky remain, and tonight they cook dishes that reflect their own personalities. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-47293.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Guest Judges Determine the Chefs' Fates

I'll say this for MasterChef : it certainly knows how to raise its fresh Wal-Mart stakes. Rather than artificially escalating the team challenge by making the contestants prepare dozens of plates -- I half expected to see our top four aboard a viking warship this time -- MasterChef  wisely eschews spectacle for substance this week, inviting three guest judges to share a table with Gordon, Graham and Joe. These guests include Gordon's Parisian mentor Guy Savoy, New York icon Daniel Boulud, and the highly decorated Alain Ducasse. The judges are the only audience this week, ensuring that only the most skillful chefs survive. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-judgment-day-47224.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Cooking in Another's Shoes

At this point inthe season, the five remaining MasterChef hopefuls have pretty well-defined personal styles: Frank does Italian, Becky does cute, Monti does Wholesome, Christine does Vietnamese, and Josh does Southern. This week's MasterChef upends those conventions, however, as each contender is essentially forced to adopt the culinary personality of two other people: first, one of their competitors, and then one of their judges. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-cooking-in-an-47142.aspx

Masterchef: Sometimes Losing Isn't So Bad

Last week on Masterchef , the final six home cooks were put to the test in a real live culinary kitchen during their team challenge in which they were responsible for completing dinner service at the well known Michelin starred Hatsfield’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. As the winners of the last challenge, Becky and Frank were assigned the role of team captains in which they would select their own teammates. Becky made what appeared to be confident choices with Monti and Christine, leaving the judges genuinely surprised. Frank took the reins, selecting David and by default, Josh, as his teammates. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/_vh5t4BMiFA/

'MasterChef' Recap: Pink Steaks and Moral Grays

After a three-week hiatus, MasterChef's third season finally seems to be entering the home stretch. With only six -- now five -- contestants left, this is no longer the judge-centric food mob show of its early episodes, but rather an intimate character drama about the remaining contestants. That makes tonight's centerpiece moments of betrayal and elimination all the more resonant, as MasterChef unwittingly ventures into the surprisingly nuanced territories of moral compromise and what "winning"actually means. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-pink-steaks-and-mor-47059.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Prawn Bakes and Corn Cakes

MasterChef may be a pre-taped show, but tonight's mystery box ingredient is 100% live: the MasterChefs are forced to contend with fresh, living prawns. Some contestants rise to the promise of such a fresh ingredient, while others do not--Monti has even more trouble with wrangling her prawns than blind contestant Christine, splashing Chef Gordon multiple times. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-prawn-bakes-a-46703.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Revenge of the Fallen

Though the pressure on the prospective MasterChefs has steadily increased over the past few weeks, tonight every one of them gets the night off: the eight most recently eliminated contestants return, and they are the ones competing for an open space in the MasterChef competition. Each rejected contestant gets to pick one ingredient for a special, custom mystery box. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-revenge-of-th-46679.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Steak and Eggs

While MasterChef 's elimination rounds have typically focused on dignified craft and culinary finesse, the location-based team challenges have skewed far more populist. Past assignments have included feeding marines, hotel guests and beach bums, and tonight's audience is in the same salt-of-earth tradition: the prospective MasterChefs must prepare steaks for 101 hungry cowboys. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-steak-and-egg-46549.aspx

'MasterChef' Recap: Fish Out of Water

The strangeness of the MasterChef M ystery Box is one of most captivating elements of the show: outside of one paid segment hocking big box steaks, the Mystery Box has consistently delivered some of the most compellingly atypical challenges of the series. This week's secret ingredient is sea urchin: Gordon demonstrates how to kill and gut the creature for its "uni," or creamy innards, then leaves the rest up to the contestants. //www.buddytv.com/articles/masterchef/masterchef-recap-fish-out-of-w-46426.aspx