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MasterChef

MasterChefNetwork: FOX
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: Julynbsp;27, 2010 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot.

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TV show description:
Yet another Gordon Ramsay-hosted series, this TV show is a cooking competition but has a different tone than Hell’s Kitchen. Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich, and chef Graham Elliot (the youngest four-star chef in the US) serve as judges as home chefs compete against each other for the prize; $250,000 and having their own cookbook published.

Out of the many who audition, a select 100 chefs are chosen to prepare their signature dish for the judges. After taste-testing the dishes, the judges vote yes or no on each individual’s work. The contestants need to receive at least two yes votes to continue on. Thirty chefs are chosen and, after this round, they begin to wear the MasterChef apron.

These remaining chefs move on and compete in various challenges in which different numbers of contestants are eliminated. Challenges range from simple cooking tasks to the Invention Test in which chefs have thirty minutes to create a dish revolving around a particular theme. There are also team challenges in which chefs must work together to cater a party or run a restaurant.

The chefs keep competing as the game progresses. Contestants are eliminated each time until one is finally crowned the winner.
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Vernon Smith December 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Great show my wife and I never miss it whens it is on

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vicky March 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

I would like to participate because I believe that my cooking skills are very well developed.

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Tina March 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

Keep all Ramsey’s shows on TV!!!

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Diane Lymn September 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I love the show. I have a question about one of the episode’s One of the chef’s had to pick from three ingredients for all to cook with. One was chocolate and one was cheese and I am sorry I do not remember the 3rd ( the one he chose). I would like to know the name of the cheese winemaker Joe Bastianich was talking about. It had mozzarella and ricotta and buttermilk on the inside. He said the name but I couldn’t write it down fast enough.

Thank you and I hope the show will continue next season. Also love “Hell’s Kitchen”.

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