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Cooking Masterclass Discussion For MasterChef Junior Season 2 Top 8: The Big Reveal!


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Last week, Logan and Sean were the winners of the Mystery Box Challenge. Boy, those cupcakes looked scrumptious, didn’t they?

As winners, not only were they dismissed from competing in the dreaded Pressure Test, but also they were asked to choose one of three dishes straight from Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Mum’s kitchen for their competitors. And she was on hand to watch the magic of these fine young cooks. And the winning dish was…?

Shepherd’s Pie! Ooo this was my Dad’s favorite so I was anxious to see what these brilliant young minds could create?

However, some of these youngsters were succumbing to the pressure. Poor little Sam had to restart his potatoes because he added too much milk. Poor thing. His comrades were trying to calm him down. So cute. Then, Chef Graham Elliott came to the rescue with a solution and all was well.

At the end of the evening, Sam and Mitchell, unfortunately, were eliminated from the competition based on the quality of their Shepherd’s Pie creation.

This week’s show showcases a trip down memory lane when Chef Graham Elliott reveals a hint of his past with Chef Gordon Ramsay.

And, it appears that young competitor, Logan, reminds Graham of how he was and is in terms of creating unique, palatable culinary delights. That must be a great boost for young Logan as he moves forward in the competition.

MasterChef Junior airs on Fox on Tuesday, November 25th 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.

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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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