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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 12: Gordon’s Greatest Hits


 MasterChef Season 6 Top 12 Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox

Those three – layer cakes on last week’s episode were hilarious. Seriously?  I thought I would learn something but most of those cakes were pretty funny. 

However, in fairness to the cooks, I found a 90-minute time frame to create their cake was pretty unrealistic.  I mean,  if you take into account that the cakes have to cool considerably before one attempts the frosting and filling, it doesn’t leave much time to assemble and bake and then re-assemble the individual layers. Nor does it leave time to add any level of extra flourish on top. 

Unfortunately, Amanda and Charlie created the least palatable cakes – Amanda’s was raw on the inside and Charlie’s, although delicious, was an assembled nightmare.  It was hysterical, actually, but I give the guy kudos for making it happen. But, it just wasn’t his day.  I was sorry to see him leave. He was one of my favourites. 

This week, the cooks must taste and then re-create Chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington.  Following this, the cooks with the worst dishes compete in a pressure test featuring another one of Gordon Ramsay’s Signature Dishes. 

What will it be? I guess you will just have to tune in to MasterChef on Wednesday,  June 8th at 8:00 PM on Fox to find out. 

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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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