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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Season 4: The Top 11


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Yes, you are reading this correctly. I am starting a new series of topics devoted to my favourite new reality show, Masterchef. And it’s not because it has “master” in the title, although that would be reason enough. 🙂

Truth be told, I have always loved television cooking shows but, with everything going on in my life, was a sporadic viewer from week to week.

So, at Christmas time, when I happened upon Chef Gordon Ramsay’s holiday specials, I absolutely fell in love with every aspect of his show. It was colourful, well-produced and brimming with fantastic, yet not intimidating, recipes.

It was my younger daughter who told me that I should tune into Masterchef if I wanted to see more of Chef Ramsay’s cooking skills.

Well, tune in I did and have become an avid fan ever since. The suspense (yes there is suspense on this show – better than any thriller movie) and the exceptionally high production standards are second to none.

There are twists and turns at the drop of a hat and nobody can see them coming. To compete in this show, you certainly have to be a centred, determined and exquisitely talented chef and even then these traits are not enough. Nerves of steel – that’s what it takes!

Chef Gordon Ramsay, along with his peers Chef Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot are the judges each week, along with very exciting guest judges as well. They keep the show running like a smooth machine and a more
intimidating trio I have never met. Simon Cowell has nothing on these guys.

The show airs on Wednesday on Fox for two fun-filled and scrumptious hours beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern. Celebrity Judge, Eva Longoria, makes a guest appearance this week as well. Exciting! What a ride!

Enjoy the promo below and add your thoughts in the comments section. Are you a Masterchef fanatic?

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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