My Fashionably Late MasterChef News: Luca Wins!

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I have decided to add a new theme to my MCL blog here – the “Fashionably Late” blog topic. I am usually behind the 8 ball in terms of time management, so this new description allows my tardiness to look and sound – well – fashionable.

With that being said, my first ever “Fashionably Late” topic has to deal with the justifiable win by home chef, Luca Manfé, on MasterChef Season 4.

What a gracious and talented winner! I was so impressed with the passion, drive and positive energy he brought to his cooking challenges on MasterChef each week.

He had some failures every now and then but, when the victories came, they were well-earned and deservedly so.

His strong resilient attitude not only impressed the viewers but also his competitive peers. He was exceedingly well-respected by all, including the Type A Judges, Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliott.

We love you, Luca! Your positive and loving attitude and persona
are so refreshing. You are a huge find – a great cook + great person + great work ethic = recipe for success – pun intended!!

Congratulations. I absolutely cannot wait to follow your career and purchase your cookbook! I am Italian, so I hope beyond hope that there are some Italian recipes included in this cookbook.

Hey, fellow cookaholics! Were you happy with Luca’s triumph?

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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