Three days ago, my nieces were rushing to finish their homework, even dinner was rushed. Yikes! Everybody was excited to watch the final episode of Master Chef. I had to admit, even I was looking forward to it -big time. It is fascinating because the contestants are amateur cooks9 from all over the Unites States. They do not have a degree in Culinary Arts. They are regular people with regular jobs. Their unifying factor is their love for cooking.
Doods has contaminated the girls with his love for cooking. The whole house is all agog over Master Chef series. Since Master Chef started, our spice racks had been constantly replenished. Doods and the girls love to experiment with different ingredients and different spices.
Master Chef was very interesting. The girls enjoyed the part where the contestants had to plate their dishes. The creative ways they arrange their dish blew us away. The youngest contestant, a 22-year-old, Mississippi-born gal, known as the "pastry princess" bagged the dessert challenge with the way she plated her creme puffs. Beautifully done with glazed-brown-sugar standing like three lightning bolts in the center of four delicious-looking creme puffs. Each one of the contestants were so innovative.
Now, everyone in the house wants to try the different spices that they've seen in Master Chef. Our kitchen spice racks have been converted to a wall spice rack to accommodate some newer spices. Geez! The spice rack is the family's latest favorite these days. Now they try to spice the simplest dish!
As for the finale, the finalists were David, a software engineer, and Whitney, the 22-year-old pastry princess. Encouraging huh. My nieces are inspired by the fact that the overall champion is a small town, 22-year-old, country girl. She must have been cooking since grade school. Inspiring! :)