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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 18: What Happens In Vegas Steaks In Vegas!


 MasterChef Season 6 Picture Credit: MasterChef

Well, some of those crab dishes in the Mystery Box Challenge last week were pretty sophisticated and amazing.  Some of the Southern -bred cooks had a distinct advantage because crab dishes are part of their food culture. 

The three best crab dishes were created by Amanda (who made an absolutely scrumptious crab cake),  Olivia (who made a delicious Crab Cake Benedict with Poached Egg and Roasted Asparagus) and Jesse ( who made a yummy Crab Dumpling Soup served with and Avocado and Cucumber Salad). 

The winner from this prestigious Top 3 was Jesse, who received a huge advantage in the Pressure Test.  As winner, he was not obliged to compete in the ensuing Pressure Test.  This Pressure Test involved the magical and colourful world of corn.  Also, Jesse was in charge of who would be making a savoury or sweet corn dish. This proved to be an interesting strategic moment for Jesse and generally, he made some wise choices. 

It was a great competition and the result was the creation of some very spectacular and unique corn dishes.  As Shelly and Stephen had the standout dishes of the night, they will be Team Captains for this week’s competition.  

However, at the end of the day, the Bottom 3, based on the judges’ decisions, was comprised of Veronica, Charlie and Justin.  And the eliminated cook was Justin.   Best of luck Justin – you have completed an admirable run on this show and I am truly sorry to see you leave.  At only 18-years-old, you have a wonderful career in the culinary arts in your future. 

This week, MasterChef invades Las Vegas  and you can see it all on Wednesday, June 17th at 8:00 PM on Fox. The cooks will be divided into 2 Teams and tasked with preparing food for 101 performers. The cooks face steak challenges that measure temperature and taste. 

Stephen looks like he means business in the picture above this article. Intense!  And I am loving Tommy In the group. This week’s show is going to be all kinds of fun. 

Where are all my food groupies?  This is one of the best shows on Television so make sure you tune in to this week’s show. And, don’t forget to post your insights in the comments section!  

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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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