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Taste of Home Cooks Up MasterChef

The Results are “Well-Done”

Sometimes when dinner is over, the house is quiet and I need some downtime, I tune into Fox on Monday and Tuesday to watch one of my favorite shows, MasterChef. This week Judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich started the challenge with a mystery box. The three best dishes would be selected and one would win the advantage in the elimination test.

Inside the Mystery Box were vegetables: beets, tomatoes, potatoes, Japanese eggplants, and some spices like curry powder and Moroccan spice. The contestants set out to create the dish that they felt would win the round.

Once the time was up, the three judges started with the worst dish, targeting Christian with the words, “wasn’t cohesive”. In true Christian ego, he snapped back,  “I think you’re wrong!”. Wow!

Jennifer, Adrian and Alejandra advanced with the best dishes. Jennifer won with her Vegetable Terrine.

Then Season One MasterChef winner, Whitney Miller arrived. Jennifer’s advantage going into the elimination test was she could select one of three dishes from Miller’s cookbook for the chef’s to prepare. She selected a crispy catfish with slaw and sweet potato fries. In addition, while the other 12 contestants had to prepare the dish to exact specification without a recipe, Jennifer also received the advantage with a basket containing all 29 ingredients in the recipe. The other contestants had to rely on taste, touch, sight, and smell.

In the end, it wasn’t Jennifer who would be a team captain for the next challenge, but Christian and Ben.

The bottom three contestants Adrien, Jennie, and Alejandra faced the judges. Jennie was asked to hand in her apron.

I love this show! Now it comes to life in my kitchen with Taste of Home.  My favorite cooking magazine and FOX’s hit series, MasterChef, have joined to launch an exclusive MasterChef magazine. Its glossy cover lures, the thick pages make it durable. Let’s just call this what it really is, a bookazine! The first issue is on check-stands now in major grocery and mass retail stores nationwide.

This marks Taste of Home’s first licensing deal with a major television partner. I’ve spent hours now with my nose in the 147 pages of the MasterChef/Taste of Home magazine and it’s amazing. There are over 60-recipes that have been featured on the show and Chef Gordan Ramsay’s Fresh Berry Tartlett is on my list to make this weekend.

What I really love about this magazine is the interviews. There is an up-close, at-a-glance feature on each of the judges, Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot. It gets even better, all three of the Chef’s mothers appear in their own interview where they share little-known secrets about the chef’s growing up. There’s also a featured recipe to accompany each mother’s interview. I loved reading these!

There were some beautiful Southern dishes from Whitney Miller, Season One Master Chef. I have a great recipe for profiteroles on page 43 Miller shares her recipe. I’m dying to compare the two and see which will remain in my recipe box!

As a blogger, I LOVED page 12 where a food blogger does an entire recipe with photos. No words. Clever!

Taste of Home’s MasterChef Magazine has everything! It offers amazing and creative recipes, interviews as well as tips such as Mastering Mozzarella (page 61) and Making the Cut–all about beef and its cuts (page 97). I’ve read it cover to cover. My sticky notes are marking the recipes that I am determined to try and I’m ready to read it again. Taste of Home has truly captured the spirit of the show and brought MasterChef to life and made if possible for me to bring it into my kitchen!


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 About Taste of Home

Taste of Home is the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking and entertaining, serving home cooks engaging media that capture the joy and comfort received from food made with love. Taste of Home publishes three magazines (the flagship Taste of Home— America ‘s largest food and entertaining magazine, with a circulation of 3.2 million—Healthy Cooking and Simple & Delicious); top-selling bookazines; newsstand specials; and popular cookbooks. is a top destination for engaging audiences with kitchen-tested recipes, how-to techniques, cooking videos and lively community forums. Taste of Home is part of the Lifestyle Communities group with in RDA (The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.). Learn more at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

*I received a copy of MasterChef in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.

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