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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 2 Week Two: Pancakes And Syrup Fun


IMG_0567.PNGPicture Credit: Fox/MasterChef Junior

Now, doesn’t this picture captivate you enough to entice you to flip to MasterChef Junior on Tuesday evening? Where else will you find esteemed chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliott receiving a healthy dose of syrup over their head?

Last week’s show was just exceptional. Oh my, these kids are talented culinary whirlwinds. I could not believe the dishes they were churning out!

I also loved the camaraderie and support each child initiated to their competitors. What a breath of fresh air!

For example, one young cook needed some more chicken broth and, when she asked another young cook if she could borrow some broth, the latter easily and generously gave her some. This would never happen on the adult show – well rarely, at least.

Although each child has their eye on the prize, you can see in their heart of hearts that they have easily bonded and struggle to see another eliminated or receiving less than stellar remarks from the judges.

This is such a “feel good” show in every way. It puts a smile on my face, a song in my heart and hunger pangs in my stomach.

MasterChef Junior airs on Fox on Tuesday, November 11th 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!

Have a peek at the trailer for Gordon’s Pancake Dunking Moment on Tuesday’s show! Comments are now open for business.

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.

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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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