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Wheee! My favorite reality show begins this week! MasterChef!
Yes – a cooking show – not a singing show. Strange but true!
MasterChef is a slick, entertaining and crisply edited show that enjoys enormous appeal, due to the ingenuous melding of artistic and dramatic elements.
You laugh, you cry, you are inspired! But, mainly, you learn, not only about the art of culinary technique, but also the production elements which create an enjoyable and memorable show from week to week.
According to the MasterChef website, here is what to expect:
Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF, premiering Monday, May 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turn one home cook into a culinary master.
The unscripted series once again will conduct a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, thirty of which will be flown to Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to the judges in hopes of earning a coveted MASTERCHEF apron.
Once the auditions are over, the top home cooks will be put through their paces in a series of challenges designed to test their palates, food knowledge, passion and culinary skills. In MASTERCHEF’s biggest field challenge ever, the home cooks will work in teams to prepare a hearty meal for more than 500 hungry servicemen and women on an army base. Later, the hopefuls will hit the beach to prepare an unforgettable two-course dinner for a summer wedding, visit a local diner to prepare American classics, cook a romantic dinner for 14 couples, serve game-day favorites for hungry football fans and take command of a legendary Hollywood restaurant. With each new challenge, the pressure will mount as the home cooks compete for the coveted title of MASTERCHEF, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.
Are you ready to consume – so to speak – the delicious moments on this show?
Are you a cooking fan or culinary expert?
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MasterChef Season 5 begins on Monday, May 26th at 8:00 PM on Fox.