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Post by: apskip on April 13, 2013, 01:06:55 PM
This series was greenlighted in April and should be telecast sometime this summer.
Post by: apskip on April 15, 2013, 12:11:44 PM
MasterChef 4 will be back the week after American Idol finishes with a 2 hour show on Wednesday May 22.
Post by: apskip on May 18, 2013, 08:49:50 PM
The latest is that  Season 4 is set to premiere on May 22, 2013, in its new Wednesday at FOX's 8 p.m. timeslot.
Post by: TexasLady on May 20, 2013, 03:19:28 PM
Thanks apskip, I need to set the DVR.  :yess:
Post by: apskip on May 24, 2013, 06:40:21 PM
Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot run this competition to find the next home cook who has what it takes to win their own cookbook and $250,000 plus the title of Master Chef (which they really won’t be). The home cooks come out and are ready to show they have what it takes to make it to the next round. Many think that some unusual visual impact or emotional display of themselves is what it takes, but thee judges assure them that “it’s only what’s on the plate.” During the actual judging it is clear that the judges frequently second-guess emotional stability, time away from family and other issues too.

MC4, Ep. 1

Natasha (26) from San Diego CA cooked Empanadas with Chimichurri Skirt Steak. She gives them some wine to go with it. Ramsay asks if it is the best she can do. Afterwards, Ramsay says it is a lovely balance and it is a 100% yes from him. Joe says if she can serve the dish again it would be great. Graham says it was great. They gave her an apron.

Christine (19) from San Diego, CA is a Bakery Assistant. She has bigger dreams than anyone. She says she is excited for the chance to be in the competition. She serves Korean Duck with Kalbi Marinade. Ramsay pointed out she didn’t take off the fat. Graham says the meat is really good. Afterwards, Ramsay said she lost the humbleness of the dish and says no. Joe said it was a fabulous dish so he voted yes. Graham said she is young and voted no.

After a bunch of acts come out and serve bizarre food such as Ostrich Egg, Rabbit and Bear, the next contestant, Brian (38) from Terrell TX, hopes his Road kill cuisine will get him through to the next round: Stripped & Shaved Beaver with Frog Chips. Graham says he can pass it off as beef. Joe says he has never had anything like the dish before. Ramsay says the foundation is there. Afterwards, Joe says he doesn’t buy it and says no. Ramsay says it is one of the best dishes he has tasted today. Graham was undecided,

After a few rejections, next was Jordan (29) from Minneapolis MN. He is a delivery driver and he says he dropped everything to be on Masterchef. He comes out to the judges and says he has a dish they are going to love, Ancho Chole Tostada with Cilantro Mint Aioli. Joe liked the presentation. Graham liked the plating as well. Ramsay asked how he would rate the food. Jordan says it is a 10. Afterwards, Graham says it is so damn good and exploding with flavor. Ramsay says he has delivered an impeccable dish. Joe says his dish is the best opening round dish ever. Jordan made it to the next round.

After a few disgusting dishes, Adriana (26) from New York NY served Mexican Cactus Soup with Dried Shrimp Croutons. The judges tasted it and afterwards, Graham rated it complex and good for a yes. Ramsay said she is a sweet girl, but the competition is fierce so he is unconvinced. Joe says it the competition is hard and is not sure she is up to it. Adriana did get an apron and ticket to the next round.

After a run of success and 4 other home cooks making it to the next round of the competition George (33) from Ohio, came out with an engagement ring in his pocket which he had been saving for 6 months. He serves Greek Wedding Soup with Greek Yogurt Crostini. Ramsay found the meatballs a little strange. Graham loved the sauce. Joe doesn’t like the butter. Joe says no. Graham loves the broth and says yes. Ramsay says he wants to talk to his girlfriend. She comes out and Ramsay said he is not going to give George an apron, but George needs to do something. George proposes to his girlfriend and she says yes. He doesn’t get an apron, but he has gained a fiancée.

Krissi (34) from Philadelphia PA wants to bring homemade Italian food back to Philly (I doubt that there is a lack of it, but that’s what she thinks). She serves Meatloaf Florentine with Potatoes and Asparagus. Graham says he likes the color. Afterwards, Ramsay asks to meet her son. He tells Ramsay he wants to be a chef when he grows up. Ramsay says she has potential and says yes. Graham says it is great and says yes. Krissi makes it into the next round.

Post by: apskip on May 24, 2013, 06:41:03 PM
MC4, Ep. 2

First up for the night is Bime (35) from Taunton, MA served Mofongo De Camarones, plaintains with shrimp. Ramsay had Bime taste it. Graham asks if Bime will be willing not to see his kids for weeks. Bime responded that it is all for them. Joe says it is a serious competition. Afterwards, Graham says the dish had a lot of flavor. Joe says he was not sure if his dish was fake Filipino cuisine and voted no. Ramsay says there is heart in his dish. Ramsay says he is not going to see his girls for a while. He gets an apron.

Jessie (27) from Social Circle GA is a Yacht Stewardess served Sea Bass En Croute with Beurre Blanc Sauce. Ramsay says the pastry is nice. Ramsay didn’t like the age of the dish. Graham liked the dish. Joe says she has a lot going on in the dish. Afterwards, Joe says it is too much and said no. Graham says she has shown technique. Ramsay went out and brought back two fish to prove she is the real deal. He fileted a fish and she copied his technique (no pressure!) to demonstrate that she is the real deal. Ramsay gave her an apron.

After a group of home cooks who come out with a unique style of flare and only one getting an apron, James (26) from Victoria TX is a Retail Salesman. He served Crispy Pork Belly with Lentil Hash. Graham rated it good and creative. Ramsay said it is interesting. Joe says he doesn’t see the fight in him. Afterwards, Graham said the ability to cook the dish so quickly was great. Joe says he doesn’t see the passion in him. He says no. Ramsay asks what he has they haven’t seen. James says he knows he can do better. Ramsay says the competition is going to eat him alive. Ramsay is undecided. When James comes out, he shows he has an apron.

A few cooks come out and made the judges laugh and smile. They even try to flirt with the judges. However, their dishes were not up to par. The next home cook was Sasha (42) from Tuscaloosa AL, a singer with the passion to cook. She serves Southern Fried Chicken and Crepes with an Orange Bourbon Maple Glaze. Graham liked the taste. Joe said it is a lot of chicken and she is a lot of woman. Ramsay says he loved the chicken, but not the crepes. Afterwards, Ramsay says it was great and says it is a yes from him. Graham says it is a yes. Joe says it is a yes from him as well. She gets an apron.

Up next is Rudy (35) from San Diego CA, an Archaeologist. He says 75% of his body was burned in a big California fire in his neighborhood. He said he loves to cook and served Fry Bread Taco with Buffalo Meat. Ramsay said the buffalo is slightly dry. Graham was interested. Joe tasted it with no comment. Afterwards, Ramsay says he cooks with confidence. Joe said his story is compelling, but his cooking is not. Graham says the dish may not be refined, but there was a depth of flavor so he voted yes. Ramsay says he is very inspirational; they have to judge him on what he has done. Ramsay voted no.

After a few more home cooks get rejected, next up is Eddie (32) from Americus GA. He is a personal trainer. He says he was in the NFL in the past. He comes out and tossed a football to Graham. He says he broke his wrist and hurt his knee. He serves Jerk Meatloaf with Ginger and Coconut Sweet Potato Mash. Ramsay said there is something intriguing. Graham said it needed some seasoning. Joe liked the heat of the dish. Afterwards, Joe liked how it is personal and voted yes. Graham says it was sloppy and says no. Ramsay says it didn’t need to be fancy. He gives him an apron and tells him to get serious with the game.

The final home cook is Luca (31) from Astoria NY. He is a Restaurant Manager. He was on the show last year, but was unable to make it through. He says he was sad when he didn’t get the apron, but he is better now. He came out and they remembered him. He says he knew he didn’t make the best last time and he has improved. He serves Broccoli Rabe Ravioli with Pecorino Cream Sauce. Joe says if he would have won last year, they could have been partners. Graham said it passed the ratio of filling to pasta. Ramsay asked him to rate his dish. Luca said it is a 6.5. Afterwards, Joe says there are some issues, but he wants to see him compete. He voted yes. Graham said the sauce ruined the dish and voted no. Ramsay stated that Luca is not going back to work because he was in the next round.
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2013, 12:49:34 PM
MC4, Ep. 3

This episode started with a few stray contestants whose stories did not fit into the prior episode. Howard did a Bourbon Peach Blackberry Cobbler with a crumble topping made with Graham crackers and Panko bread crumbs, heavy on the bourbon. Joe joined Howard in a trip outside the arena to where Howard’s grandmother awaited and gave Howard’s apron to the grandmother. The last contestant was Jimmy with a highly original creation of lobster, popcorn, cashews, coconut and caramel. He earned the final apron.

The episode moved on to the featured availability of all cuts of lamb (meaning anything possible from a sheep) plus all the ingredients from the huge Master Chef 4 kitchen. The competitors had 60 minutes to create a lamb recipe, gather ingredients and cook. The judges believed that alacrity in getting started cooking would be critical. In a surprise move, several home cooks were eliminated by Joe Bastianich due to observed sins of commission after about 45 minutes. Those remaining were grouped into 3 groups by the judges. One group already impressed the judges enough to move straight into the Master Chef Kitchen. A second group was sent home and a third group were paired to compete for spots. The last two left were Beth cooking a Lavender Hay Roasted Loin of lamb with sweetbreads and Luca with a Lamb Loin Roulade filled with sweetbreads. Both were retained in the Master Chef kitchen for the next round. The top three dishes came from boxing coach Bime for his beautifully poached egg over hash with gremolata, Natasha with a lemon pie tart with bacon grease ganache and meringue and Krissie with a potato frittata with tomato basil salad. The San Diego contingent of 4 home cooks had these dishes:
Lynn - lamb loin, pea purée, pea-and-tomato salad and pickled red onion
Natasha - lamb brain tortellini with saffron emulsion and roasted heirloom tomatoes
Howard - lamb frittata with cranberry lime relish
Savannah - lamb loin chop with saffron risotto and artichoke tomato salad

Natasha won this first “real” challenge over Bime and Krissi and was invited to pick the ingredient that the rest would have to all use in the elimination challenge. She chose langoustine over first cut veal chops and stilton blue cheese. She was also exempt from cooking and chose Savannah to join her for this.

The usual episode commentary for any Gordon Ramsay reality TV show includes a too-heavy dose of trash talking and bull**** flying about. The judges foment this by asking “Who is going to be eliminated?” or “Who do you think will win?” Many petty personality conflicts emerge. Ramsay, Bastianich and Bowles state they “it’s only what’s on the plate that matters”, but what’s on the telecasts tell a very different tale.

Post by: apskip on June 01, 2013, 12:50:26 PM
MC4, Ep. 4

The new format for challenge uses a common Pantry Box containing eggs, bacon, flour, sugar, vanilla bean, herbs and spices, all of which would be used for dishes as  needed. The first Mystery Box Challenge had bacon, one tomato, a handful of chocolate and a russet potato tasking the cooks to create with the basics.

About 30% of the dishes (those of Adriana, Bri, Bime, Jonny, Beth, Eddie, James) were not featured on the telecast of this episode. Krissi’s dish was langoustine mac and cheese. Sasha did Langoustine Cheese Grits. Here are the rest of the langoustine dishes:
Bethy – with gnocchi and bread
Howard – poached with spinach citrus/ mango salad
Malcolm – stuffed tail over pasta
Jordan – bisque of fingerling potato, tomato, cream sauce
Lynn – poached with coconut, pine nuts and lime beurre blanc sauce
Kathy – boiled, avocado, beets, crispy skins
Luca – saffron, over fettucine, with lavender and garlic
Jessie – fried tempura with shiitake mushrooms and swiss chard

The judges reserved their highest praise for Jessie and Jordan, who won the honor of being team captains for next week’s challenge. The loser of the week initially looked like Howard, for an underwhelming, bland spinach mango salad, or Malcolm with his uninspired pasta, but Sasha’s dish showed no skill or redeeming value at all and this earned her the only elimination this episode.

With the final decisions made, these 18 home cooks were moving forward to the next round:
Lynn Chyi, a 27-year-old IT systems administrator from San Diego
Natasha Crnjac, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mother from San Diego
Howard Simpson, a 26-year-old barback from San Diego
Savannah Sturgess, a 27-year-old special-education teacher from San Diego
Krissi Biasiello, 34, paralegal from Philadelphia PA
Jonny Blanchard, 28, carpenter from Marlboro MA
Bime Cruz, 35, boxing coach from Taunton MA
Sasha Foxx, 42, a singer from Tuscaloosa AL
Malcolm Green, 27, unemployed in Cambridge MA
Adriana Guillen, 26, college admissions representative from New York NY
Eddie Jackson, 32, personal trainer from Americus GA
Beth Kirby, 29, writer/photographer from Chattanooga TN
Bri Kozior, 22, theater assistant from Doylestown PA
Jessie Lysiak, 27, yacht stewardess from Social Circle GA
Luca Manfe, 31, restaurant manager from Astoria NY
James Nelson, 26, in retail sales in Victoria TX
Kathy Prieto, 29, an office Assistant from Bronx NY
Jordan Roots, 29, a delivery driver from Minneapolis MN
Bethy Rossos, 28, a high school physical education teacher from Estacada OR

Post by: apskip on June 06, 2013, 10:25:57 AM
MC4, Ep. 5

The Team Challenge task was to work together to feed over 300 elementary school children. As Jessie and Jordan produced the two best dishes in the prior elimination challenge, they became Team Captains for this challenge. On her Red Team Jessie picked Lynn, Bethy, Beth, Bime, Natasha, Bri, Luca and Malcolm. For the Blue Team Jordan picked: Savannah, James, Eddie, Jonny, Krissi, Adriana, Howard and Kathy. Each team was assigned to create one entree and one dessert. The meal had to  contain a protein, a starch, a vegetable and a fruit. The blue team swiftly decided on their menu of Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Green Bean Salad and an Apple Crisp for dessert. The red team, on the other hand, took their time developing their menu of Chicken Teriyaki with Rice and Corn Entree and a Strawberry Crumble for dessert. Despite their initial quick decisions, the blue team realized that they would have to make 600 meatballs and changed their menu halfway through prep time, instead making a meat sauce to go with the pasta. The red team also came across difficulties during prep due to their overly salty teriyaki sauce.  They managed to salvage the sauce by sweetening it up. In the end, the Red Team scored 58% of the votes for the win. Luca, Lynn, Natasha, Jessie, Beth, Bethy, Bime and Bri were the winning team.

The blue team as losers of the Team Challenge faced the dreaded pressure test. The judges tested the contestants baking abilities by having them create a delicious Cheesecake in 90 minutes. Gordon revealed to Team Captain Jordan that he could excuse any 3 of his team members, including himself, from the pressure test to ensure their safety from elimination. He saved Howard, James and himself.  Here are what was created and presented:

Krissi - Cheesecake with a  Raspberry Compote and Raspberry Bombs
Kathy - Cheesecake with a  Blueberry-Blackberry Compote
Eddie - Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with a  Mixed Berry Compote
Krissi, Kathy and Eddie all managed to produce cheesecakes that granted them immediate safety from elimination.
Jonny - Pineapple Cheesecake w/ Coconut, Raspberry-Blood Orange Whipped Cream  Savannah - an overly sweet Salted Caramel Cheesecake with a Hazelnut-Almond Brittle Honey Whipped Cream; the judges agreed contained too much crust.
Adriana - a Guava Cheesecake topped with Mango and Shredded Coconut. The bottom 3 as evaluated by the judges were Jonny, Savannah and Adriana. The loser eliminated in this episode was Adriana for her poor choice in using guava paste.

Post by: apskip on June 06, 2013, 10:27:22 AM
MC4, Ep. 6

The first task was to cook for 60 minutes in a Mystery Box Challenge against “one of the world’s greatest master chefs.” That provided some good humor, as Gordon Ramsay was introduced in that capacity. The ingredients available were were black cod, black and white Sesame Seeds, shiitake mushrooms, baby beets, ginger, cauliflower, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, rice and miso paste plus of course those from the Pantry Box.

The judges singled out Howard for raw Black Cod, calling his meal "appalling". The top 3 consisted of James, who made a Pan Seared Crispy Black Cod with a Toasted Sesame and Cauliflower Puree and a Shiitake Mushroom Salad with a Miso Vinaigrette, Beth with Sesame Crusted Black Cod with Caramelized Beets and Cauliflower with a Miso Vinaigrette and Luca, Pan Seared Black Cod with Butter Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms and Snap Peas with a Miso Glaze. The judges decided that Luca's dish excelled, notably his sauce, and he was crowned the winner of this episode's Mystery Box Challenge. Luca received several advantages. The theme was desserts and he could pick between 24 cookies, 12 cupcakes or layer cake. Luca picked cupcakes for all except himself (he was exempt and would watch the action). He also got the opportunity to go after a competitor by taking away their mixer. He chose to apply that restriction to Jordan, who had to do all mixing by hand. There were 90 minutes to create and bake.

The top 2 batch of cupcakes belonged to Bime with Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla and Milk Chocolate Whipped Frosting and Bethy, who astounded the judges by creating 3 different and tasty cupcakes:  1) Bananas Foster Cupcake with a Mascarpone-Cream Cheese Frosting and Homemade Caramel, 2)Raspberry Lime Cupcake with Lime Buttercream and 3) Almond Chocolate Cupcake with Hazelnut Liqueur. Bime and Bethy as a reward for their wins will become captains in the Team Challenge next episode. The bottom 3 batches of cupcakes belonged to Malcolm, who made a Buttermilk Cupcake with a Mascarpone-Cream Cheese Frosting and a Rum Banana Cream filling, which the judges found to have a displeasing taste; Kathy, who made Vanilla Cupcakes with some having a crushed peanut base and some having a chocolate peanut butter base; Jessie, who made two types of cupcakes, a Vanilla Bean Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Hazelnuts and a Chocolate Coffee Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The judges criticized the small appearance of her cupcakes as well as the dense texture of the cake itself.

The eliminee was Malcolm for showing no skill whatsoever in making cupcakes.
Post by: Kamineko on June 06, 2013, 11:01:10 AM
My thoughts and prediction based on these first 6 episodes:

When I saw Brian (beaver guy), I immediately wished that he won't go to the MasterChef kitchen... He's so arrogant (just like Ryan in previous season)! When he's out, I was really happy! Finally, one arrogant and too much self-confident person went home... :hearts:

Natasha and Krissi are the main bickering duo in this season (I think). They got almost same edit as Christian and Suzy on the second season. So, I predict that both of them will go pretty far based on that editing itself.

Jordan gets the typical frontrunner edit, who's really consistent (until now) and able to face difficulties. I can see him going really far on the competition, or maybe one of the final 2. Or maybe, if he's going out, maybe he'll come back just like Josh on previous season.

Other contestant haven't got their moment on the show because of some heavy focus on some contestant that I mention above. Until now, based on what I saw on their progress and editing, I think the final 6 will be Natasha, Krissi, Jordan, Beth, Luca, and Bime. But who knows, maybe some of them will fall behind and an underdog contestant going really far. ;)

My thoughts on overall MasterChef US until now

I really don't like the way they reveal the result of team challenge on the preview on the next episode, by showing which team is standing wearing a black apron.

Also, I'm getting bored of the typical formatting of the season. It's like there's only episodes consist of audition, mystery box + elimination challenge, team challenge + pressure test, ..., and the grand finale. The team challenge looks really plain with serving over than 300 people/children/cowboys/whatever. Can they make this/next season full of surprises with new kind of challenges and different style of team challenge? :res:
Post by: apskip on June 06, 2013, 11:18:38 AM

It's premature to speculate now on who the Final 6 will be, but I do not see either Krissi or Natasha in for the long haul. They make a good bickering couple but those types get eliminated in about the middle of reality TV show seasons. My guess is that Jessie and Bethy will join Jordan, Beth, Luca, and Bime in the Final 6.
Post by: Kamineko on June 06, 2013, 11:24:57 AM

It's premature to speculate now on who the Final 6 will be, but I do not see either Krissi or Natasha in for the long haul. They make a good bickering couple but those types get eliminated in about the middle of reality TV show seasons. My guess is that Jessie and Bethy will join Jordan, Beth, Luca, and Bime in the Final 6.
Like I said, apskip, this is just my speculation just based on the progress and editing so far. Well, I pretty agree that it's too early to make a prediction. But, because based on the previous season the one who got focused on editing/mentioning got pretty far, I can say that they're the one who stand up over the other contestant who I don't recognized until the moment they're eliminated/in bottom 3/in top 3. :)
Post by: Polaroid on June 06, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
I hate both Natasha and Krissi. :) Love Jessie, Bime and Bethy!
Post by: Nobita on June 07, 2013, 07:12:52 AM
My favourite episode so far because I don't have to deal with Nat & Krissi's feud.:P
Post by: TexasLady on June 15, 2013, 08:29:24 AM
I have very sad news. apskip, Arthur E Perkins Jr. died June 10, 2013 in Morristown, N.J., from natural causes. He was a wonderful friend and a integral part of the RFF family. He will truly be missed.

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

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Post by: Daniel on July 20, 2013, 09:51:37 PM
Just caught up with the latest episode. God I can't stand Krissi! (how is she still in this?) Rooting for Jessie and Bri, I like Eddie and Luca too. Sad to see Bethy go - I liked her and thought she would made it farther. (Does any of you guys still watch this or is it just me? :lol:)
Post by: Polaroid on July 21, 2013, 02:16:29 AM
I watch too. Bri is definitely my favourite! I like Jessie too. I really don't like Krissi, but I'm glad that she gets along with the other contestants in real life, or at least on Twitter. :lol:
Post by: Daniel on July 25, 2013, 07:34:02 AM
Glad someone else is watching too! :hrt: I've never opened Krissi's twitter but I will definitely check it out after this :lol:

Any thoughts on the episode guys?

I have mixed feelings for the episode - loved the first half (challenge) but didn't really like the Pressure Test.
I loved Bri! Definitely sad to see her go. That was really hard - seeing my top 2 favorites in the bottom 2, knowing one of them was going to be eliminated :(
I thought the Blue Team was going to win so I was surprised by the outcome.
I didn't really like the idea of the other team choosing who isn't going to face the Pressure Test, but I do have to admit Krissi deserved to be saved anyway, because her pasta was the hero of that dish, even though she wasn't saved because of that reason and I just can't stand her as much as she hates everyone :lol:
Post by: Daniel on August 01, 2013, 05:23:26 AM
Great episode! I really enjoyed watching this one. Natasha has to be the strongest contender for now. I was surprised by James-Jordan's performance, I thought they would have nailed that sushi. Eddie shouldn't have gone home, he's been so consistent throughout the season and was a great cook, but at the same time I don't want Jessie to go home too :lol:

Oh and one more thing...

Show content
BRI FOR THE TOP 7 PLEASE :hrt: :hearts: :conf: :cheer:
Post by: Polaroid on August 01, 2013, 10:48:49 PM
I think it's pretty funny that whenever someone tries to purposely screw one person over, it doesn't work... :funny: I'm not really sad that Eddie's gone. I was pretty neutral about him. I'm rooting for Natasha and Jessie! And Daniel, I totally agree with you! Bri all the way!
Post by: Leilani on August 02, 2013, 08:25:09 AM
I'm rooting for Luca.  I know he probably won't win, but he's just so adorable.  What cracks me up is the reactions of people when someone else wins a challenge and that they all get so upset when someone targets them because they're good enough to win.  I can understand disappointment, but the level of utter disgust on people's faces is comical.
Post by: Polaroid on August 08, 2013, 03:37:55 PM
YAY FOR BRI! :wohoo: I thought for sure Bime was going to return because I thought that last vote was from Krissy! Good thing it wasn't! :cheer:
Post by: Daniel on August 12, 2013, 02:02:01 AM
YAY BRI!!!!  :cheer: :conf: :hearts: :hrt:
I thought Bime was the one that came back too. Glad it was Bri instead! I would've brought Bethy back for the chance instead of Bime though.
I surprisingly find Krissi less and less annoying each episode.. Maybe it's because the lack of the airtime given for her nowadays? Her hate for Bri is just confusing.. But kind of entertaining at the same time. :lol:
Post by: Polaroid on August 24, 2013, 10:34:28 PM
Not again. :'( SO SAD BRI IS GONE AGAIN.
Post by: onthecusp on August 25, 2013, 10:49:22 AM
I'm rooting for Natashia at this point. I had hopes for Jordan but....

Luca seems to be favored by the judges for a win. I'm rather surprised he is still there, being inconsistent and based on previous criteria used on other contestants he should have been gone.

Krissi is hard to stomach although she is a great home cook. I'd eat her food but, she doesn't seem to be interesting enough to fill a cookbook like Luca would be.

My pet peeve this season....during the sunny side up egg challenge (which no one should ever eat anyway) the waste of eggs so carelessly discarded and so many!!!!! Bastianich is on my short list of people with no conscience.
Post by: Leilani on September 07, 2013, 06:57:36 AM
I'm really happy with the final 2 this season.  I'm still rooting for Luca.  I just love his attitude and the fact that twice now he's given a competitor something they forgot they needed in an elimination round makes me like him that much more.  It's good to want to win, but it's more satisfying knowing you beat someone because you did a better job than because they forgot an ingredient.
Post by: onthecusp on September 10, 2013, 11:22:45 PM
Agreed Leilani. I am hanging in there for Luca as he is a good man and a good sport. I was happy to see that he gave up a little butter to help a fellow competitor....both times as I recall?

He is far more interesting as has a lot to say.

As for Krissi......get OUT!
Post by: Leilani on September 12, 2013, 09:08:38 AM
 :cheer:  Loved, loved loved the finale last night.  I'm on a roll, my favorite won 2 seasons in a row.   :cheer:  Yay Luca!
Post by: onthecusp on September 12, 2013, 12:34:16 PM

I haven't watched what I have on the DVR yet but, I did see the final announcement that Luca won complete with..... :conf:

I'm happy for you both!   :hearts: