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Faruq Jenkins and Tony Carbone have become the latest contestants to leave MasterChef. Faruq was eliminated in last night's instalment after losing a challenge inspired by Cat Cora's signature dishes, while Tony was sent home after coming last in the pressure test challenge. The episode opened with a Mystery Box challenge that saw the contestants having to cook and decorate a cupcake in 45 minutes. Jake (chocolate lovers delight with raspberry coulis), Sharone (hazelnut and pistachio with hazelnut cream cheese icing) and Whitney (coconut with lemon glaze topping) were named the top three. Sharone scooped the win and was allowed to choose which one of three dishes prepared by guest chef Cat - halibut, beef tenderloin or lamb - the contestants would have to prepare next. He opted for halibut but discovered there was a twist - while the other contestants cooked (more) »
- By Lara Martin
Throughout the season, the home cooks will undergo a series of high-pressure individual and team challenges from creating incredible gourmet dishes using mystery ingredients and identifying components in a complex dish to providing an all-American send-off meal for hundreds of U.S. Marines and catering a high-end wedding. The judges are looking for the contestant who possesses a refined palate as well as the right blend of skill, passion and creativity.
The competition heats up next when the "MasterChef" contestants enter the kitchen on a new night and time beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. Et on Fox.
The contestants are:
Hometown: Chicago, Il
Cooking inspiration: My mom had the biggest influence on me. Everything she made used fresh ingredients; there was nothing canned or processed. »
"MasterChef" has 14 competitors, announced by Fox. The competition will be featured in a two-hour episode on a new night, Wednesday, August 18, on Fox After scouring the nation for the best amateur cooks in America, the judges of "Masterchef" have chosen the 14 hopefuls who will compete for the title. The Top 14 are Sheetal Bhagat, Tony Carbone, Jake Gandolfo, Sharone Hakman, Jenna Hamiter, Kim Dung .Slim. Huynh, Faruq Jenkins, Mike Kim, Lee Knaz, David Miller, Whitney Miller, Tracy Nailor, Avis White and Sheena Zadeh. The cooks will face individual and team challenges from creating gourmet dishes using mystery ingredients and identifying components in a complex dish to providing an all-American send-off meal for hundreds of U.S. Marines and »
- April MacIntyre
3 items from 2010
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