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MasterChef Season 5

MasterChef Recap: Girls Rule, Boys Drool in 'Winner Chosen'

Karen Fratti | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Usually, MasterChef exaggerates: most extreme pressure test ever, or biggest cooking competition in the world!" but this finale was super real.

Who Made the Top 3? MasterChefRecap

Karen Fratti | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Families and bull balls make for an interesting challenge this week. First, everyone gets a loved one to show up -- Christian's fiance, Leslie's wife, Courtney's little bro. And they have to make a fancy version of their favorite home dishes.

MasterChefRecap: What's a Croquembouche? in 'Top 6 Compete'

Karen Fratti | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

I know it's good TV, but it's irritating. It does, at least, send a message that girls aren't the only ones who catfight. When Gordon tells you to stop measuring your genitals and cook, you do it.

MasterChef Recap: Stop Yelling At Me! in 'Top 7 Compete'

Karen Fratti | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

I hate tag team challenges -- it gives me Leslie-like stress. But we can start at the beginning. The contestants al get letters from home that make them cry and then they have to cook a savory apple dish. No sweets. Courtney, smug little thang, wins, though I was feeling Christian's stuffed chop.

MasterChef Recap: The Yolk Is No Joke in 'Top 8 Compete'

Karen Fratti | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

This week, the chicken comes before the egg, but the eggs are really, really, hard to cook.

MasterChef Recap: You're Prawns Are Raw in 'Top Ten Compete'

Karen Fratti | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

I think it was Victoria who said she felt sick to her stomach and I have to agree with her. Most. Intense. Challenge.

MasterChefRecap: Top 11 Compete With 'Regurgitated Dog Vomit!'

Karen Fratti | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

For this week's Mystery Box challenge, there's a fancy box and a cheap box. I would have totally chosen the cheap box, because there ain't nothing wrong with processed cheese dip.

MasterChef Recap: 'Nice and Fudgy' in 'Top 12 Compete'

Karen Fratti | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

So tonight was all about romance and two teams -- with Ahran and Elizabeth at the helms -- had to cook for a bunch of couples. And Gordon Ramsey's wife, who was wearing delectable yellow heels that made even Courtney gape in awe.

MasterChef Recap: OMG Faces All Around

Karen Fratti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Cue your movie trailer voice: the biggest, and most intimidating mystery box challenge. Ever.

MasterChef Recap: Diners, Dignity, and Dan Wu

Karen Fratti | Posted 09.14.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

Let me tell you one thing, MasterChef fans: cooking on a line is no joke. I thought I was going to be a little bummed at the fact that there was not a lot of "master chef-ing" this week except for the pressure test, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

MasterChef Recap: Francis B. Was Robbed!

Karen Fratti | Posted 09.07.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

We're almost down to the wire now. This week, we were even really close to losing two contestants at a time.

MasterChef Recap: 'You Have the Biggest Balls!"

Karen Fratti | Posted 08.31.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

How depressing! Canned food and stolen panna cotta have a moment this week. But let's start from the beginning.

MasterChef Recap: 'Talk to Me, Leslie!'

Karen Fratti | Posted 08.25.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

Here comes the drama. This week the chefs had another team challenge of cooking for a beach wedding. Simple task of making an appetizer involving scallops and an entree of sea bass. Simple, right?

MasterChef Season 5 Episode 4 Recap: Mean Girls and Donuts

Karen Fratti | Posted 08.19.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

There was a lot going on this week in the MasterChef kitchen and very little of it had to do with cooking.

MasterChefRecap: Pies, Pork Chops, and Too Many Pecans

Karen Fratti | Posted 08.12.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

This week the first team challenge had the cooks out in the California desert cooking for 500 soldiers.

MasterChef Recap: Who Puts Mango in a Meatloaf?

Karen Fratti | Posted 08.03.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

Tonight we got the first mystery box filled with ingredients for a dessert. Overall, it was a lot of drama. Elizabeth and Leslie yelled at each other for almost no reason at all, until Gordon had to come tell him to act like a grown up (since he's the only one on the show).