03:46 PM EDT 09/16/2014
Originally posted 09/15/2014 10:05PM
Since May, this season's crop of MasterChef hopefuls have been thrown a lot of curveballs.
Making a dozen immaculate donuts, elevating canned food, baking three pies in two hours and sculpting a croquembouche – basically a tower of cream puffs bound by caramel – in ninety minutes were just a handful of the heart-racing challenges.
On Monday night, a new winner of the hit Fox reality competition rose up from the sweat and tears in the kitchen: Courtney Lapresi, 25.
Originally posted 07/24/2014 08:45AM
Jimmy Kimmel's new daughter Jane isn't his first child, so you'd think he'd have at least a basic level of kitchen know-how.
Apparently, you'd be wrong, which is what Gordon Ramsay found out when he visited Kimmel's show Wednesday.
Originally posted 06/23/2014 04:00PM
After 12 seasons, the chef is calling it quits
Originally posted 01/16/2014 06:30AM
They may make for strange bedfellows, but Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, along with iconic model Twiggy and others, are linking elbows to salute a favorite place of theirs: London – all in a great new effort to welcome tourists to the British capital.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 06:00PM
The hot-tempered Hell’s Kitchen star takes on the lovable, unintelligible Muppet in a new “Muppisode” web video
Originally posted 10/17/2013 08:30AM
From Gordon Ramsay to Bobby Flay, see who's logging major miles on the pavement
Originally posted 07/28/2013 06:15PM
Are your cooking skills put to the test just microwaving?
If so, then you won't believe what Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot were able to create in just five minutes on a recent episode of MasterChef.
As seen in this clip from the TV show, the two chefs were able to plate culinary masterpieces in less time than it takes most of us to order a pizza. Ramsay makes caramelized scallops with roasted endive and fresh cauliflower puree, while Elliot whips up grilled wild salmon with a beet juice reduction, sautéed beet greens and a beet salad with mustard vinaigrette.
Originally posted 09/11/2012 07:30PM
On Monday's finale we watched the culmination of a stellar and emotional season of MasterChef. The level of talent this year had an almost pioneering quality to it – and our final two, Josh Marks and Christine Ha, both exemplified this beautifully in the finale.
The last challenge from which we select the winner will always be a nail biting experience. However, this year felt a little different.
Since the finale was pre-taped, we had a viewing party with Josh, Christine and their families at Eataly in New York. I was able to relive the final day and its excitement alongside Christine and Josh.
Originally posted 09/10/2012 10:30PM
MasterChef judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot started season 3 by inviting 100 home cooks to Los Angeles to show off their best dishes. After weeks of intense competition and countless flavorful foods, only two remained, Josh Marks and Christine Ha, the show's first blind contestant.
So who took home the prizes – including $250,000 and a cook book deal – on Monday's finale? Keep reading to find out. Spoilers ahead!
Originally posted 09/05/2012 10:15AM
Joe Bastianich is a successful restaurateur, vineyard owner and author of the memoir Restaurant Man. He's also a judge on MasterChef, which challenges home cooks to prove they can cut it in top professional kitchens. Each week he's blogging season 3 of Fox's hit show, offering an insider's take on the competition.
This week's episode of MasterChef brings us one step closer to finding our next winner! Becky, Josh and Christine battled through part one of the finale and surprisingly it was our consummate frontrunner Becky who underperformed.
Putting yourself on a plate apparently isn't as easy as it looks – and I honestly thought this challenge was too simple for our top three.
For Becky to end her time here over a horribly butchered filet of fish is something that still shocks me. I'll never understand why she didn't choose something she knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that she could ace – a dumb move for such a smart girl. I would have chosen something I could have prepared drunk or in my sleep and still executed to perfection. This challenge was meant for playing it safe! Prepare something within in your repertoire – and nail it! Her failure here was a prime example of overconfidence, which can be a killer.
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