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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Master Chef Fever

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! :)

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12 comments:

Ann said...

You must have some excellent meals in your house with all those chefs :)

Melissa said...

Being a good cook is a wonderful skill to have.

RNSANE said...

You know, Tes, I've never once seen Master Chef. I used to really love to cook. In fact, for a number of years, after I came to San Francisco, I did some catering...never charged enough for it, though, and once the two younger boys came along, I gave it up. I own 500 cookbooks, many acquired in my travels. I'll get rid of most of them by the end of Nov....just don't use them anymore and I'll have to be moving to much smaller environs. I'll save some treasured recipes, though.

I love spices and used them and loved my spice cookbook. I have a full spice rack - they sure cost a fortune, especially since I often bought the most expensive ones.

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betchai said...

i do not watch TV Tes, but I am so inspired by this post, especially learning that Doods love to cook, awesome! And the girls having a great time in the kitchen too. When I was young, my favorite place in the house is our kitchen, and it was only me and my mom, or sometimes my brothers, my loving father does not cook and have no idea about cooking, but i did enjoyed the days he showed up in the kitchen to taste our cooking and showing his excitement that he liked our food :) am sure the girls are having a great time.

Dave said...

yes, inspiring indeed!

Cher said...

spice racks remind me of Kyla's cooking lessons with me. the first thing she wanted me to show her how to cook is her favourite Italian Mee. now I sound like a Chef, hahaha! i am just an ordinary cook too. ;)

ladyviral said...

that sounds interesting... wonder if they show it on my cable tv :D

Icy BC said...

I think I saw this show once! I'm not into cooking, but I love watching Top Chef, and Iron Chef..

Ruthi said...

awesome.... i love watching cooking tv shows though it makes me hungry. but most importantly, i love cooking and eating what i cook. it will be fun to see your kitchen in chaotic happy mode. hahahaha

Out on the prairie said...

My youngest always would use martha Stewart for her reference and would make me giggle since she was around 6. Now she is a real good cook, like her dad.

Lynn said...

That is so neat that the entire family is on the cooking binge. I'm trying to add more spices to my dishes not only for taste but for health benefits.

Cheryl said...

I think its wonderful how you all love to cook together, what special bonding time! I think its wonderful that your nieces can see that hard work (such as the contestants on the show)will pay off and dreams can be achieved!

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