Picture Credit: Fox/MasterChef Junior
Ah, yes, it must be November – the month that brings us tons of TV goodies. How can you tell it is “sweeps month“?
Well, one of the reasons is the return of the extremely creative and highly entertaining show, MasterChef Junior. Chef Gordon Ramsay has initiated a clear winner here and it is a breath of fresh air to watch he and his colleagues, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliott, explore their inner child.
Last years’ winner, Alexander Weiss, was a clear favorite from Day One. He demonstrated resilience, passion, affability and creativity and, in the end, his winning personality combined with his exquisite cooking skills, won the day. I love this enthusiastic and engaging young man.
However, the unique twists and turns on this show, similar to the adult version of this series, made for an hour of pure frolic and fun. The young home cooks were exceptional and, yet, the producers wisely tapped into their youthful energy and spirit by introducing innovative production elements aimed at highlighting their fresh approach to the culinary arts.
MasterChef Junior airs on Fox on Tuesday, November 4th at 8:00 PM. It really is a “must see TV” experience.
Oh, and if anyone wishes to recap and/or offer commentary for this show on a regular basis, I would be forever grateful. There must be a culinary expert or two out there willing to add their expertise and insight.
And, if you live in the USA, you can watch the entire Season 2 series on iTunes –and relive the magic of Season 1 via iTunes – .
Finally, if you love downloading books, I highly recommend MasterChef – The Contestants and Judges of MasterChef and My Italian Kitchen – Luca Manfé. As you recall, Luca won Season 4 through his unique approach to Italian cuisine. Bravo Luca!
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on the format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion using #masterchefjunior. See photos and video on Instagram @masterchefjunior.