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Masterchef Junior 1/27/2015 spoilers

There is a short challenge for the top 3 kids from last weeks elimination challenge. They are given a list of 20 foods in a pantry full of 500 foods, and told to bring back as many correctly as possible. The trick being they've removed all the labels from the pantry. Jenna wins with 10 out of 20 and as her advantage she gets to pick the 2 person teams for the tag team sushi challenge. (but she still has to cook) She picks Kayla for her team mate. The other teams are Riley and Andrew, Cory and Jack, Jimmy and Ayla, and Ryan Kate and Nathan. The worst team will go home. Lots of yelling and running around goes on. Ultimately, Jimmy and Ayla win the day, altho Andrew and Riley did quite well. Was nice to see Ayla get more screen time. Cory and Jack end up going home. I felt bad for Jack, Cory seems like he would be hard to work with, also from a previous pair up with Andrew.

about 3 hours ago
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Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

I don't think he's a no talent bozo. Obviously he is good enough at what he does to get a nice market share on TV and that pays the bills and keeps the advertisers happy.

I recently watched a couple of DDDs online. He really doesn't annoy me as much as he used to. One episode he got to meet one of his old football idols, and he really came across as star struck and impressed. Kind of charming. I've always liked his cooking shows with his kids and his outdoor kitchen.

about 16 hours ago
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The torture of TV reality shows -- featuring Top Chef Just Desserts and Hell's Kitchen

http://nypost.com/2015/01/25/apprenti...

For those considering getting on a TV reality cooking show. An interview with one guy from just desserts Top Chef and two women from Hell's Kitchen. None of it is that surprising, other than the involuntary psych hold they put on the one guy.

Marilyn Hagerty reviews McDonald's

I love her attitude. And her writing. And she's certainly not uneducated or backwater. I love how she's handled the snarking with fabulous class.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #10 – 01/07/15 (spoilers)

Episode five had a Reynolds product challenge in the quick fire, i don't know if the ocean spray cranberries would be a product placement for not really. I did notice the McCormick seasoning bottles.

Jan 23, 2015
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The Taste 1/22/2015 Finale Spoilers

I thought the cooking show online was new. I think this was the first I heard of it. Then again, Gabe is very pretty, it might have just "come up."

The Taste 1/22/2015 Finale Spoilers

In one should come as a shock to absolutely nobody... Gabe the golden boy wins.

The only good part of the show was Jen being the first to leave in the finale.

Enjoyed Jonathan Waxman. Was sad to see Tristan not win.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

The only one I grew to love was Doug. Okay. And Katsuji. I kind of love him big time too.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

The they "love him more" just didn't sit well with me. Hopefully out of context. Altho I know people that petty.... oh my brother got x and I got y. You may feel that way, but you don't air it out on national TV I hope.

Jan 22, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

I have nothing against Gregory. He has a great back story for TV. I just feel like he's already peaked in the competition. Which is weird since it seemed like they were promoting him as the clear winner for some time.

Jan 22, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

Just seems odd when her bio says she grew up working at the family owned restaurant "working alongside her father."

Jan 22, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

I like Mei's cooking, so I guess that's what matters. Her attitude lately hasn't really impressed me with the whole my parents love my brother more, etc. It would be easy for me to route for Doug against her I guess.

Jan 22, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

Dougie really grew on me during the season. I'm hoping he got a chance to get some rest and get his game plan back together. I'd love to see him come out of the LCK and take on Melissa for the finale.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #12 – 01/21/15 (spoilers)

I haven't watched the episode yet but as usual read your recap first. Kind of disappointed, sounds like George really put it out there.

Jan 21, 2015
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Be Careful Who You Invite to Your Party....Or Accept Your Invitations From...

I May be mistaken, but I don't think the mom who held the party took anything to the news. She ill advisedly sent the invoice through the school system. It was the parents of the boy who decided not to come and didn't bother to call that went to national news.

Jan 21, 2015
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Be Careful Who You Invite to Your Party....Or Accept Your Invitations From...

I actually agree with having a little sympathy for the mom of the party that was stood up. No, not enough to sue or leave a bill. That's over the top for sure. But when people confirm for a party and don't show up it is a pain in the ass and money is wasted. In a kid's party like this that is kind of an event thing, who knows if she got a discount if X amount of kids were there. Very likely. I think both parents need a smack down and need to set a better example for their kids parent 1, don't leave an invoice in a backpack, call the parent. Parent 2, use common courtesy, call if you aren't going to show up in a reasonable amount of time since you said you were coming and were expected, and don't go on national media to parent sham parent1.

Jan 21, 2015
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Masterchef Junior 1/20/2015

Not going to do a full recap because Eater already has a decent one out there. Here's a link.... And yes of course the link is full of spoilers.

http://www.eater.com/2015/1/21/786498...

A few thoughts. I was surprised the kids all seemed horrified by the "old" ingredients. I mean if they had 100 year old eggs or something maybe. But that aged steak, the gorgeous ham, I was salivating. I would have loved to work with those ingredients. Even the "stinky" cheese wasn't that stinky. I mean a lot more options out there for stinky cheese that are a lot more difficult to deal with than just a blue cheese.

Didn't envy any of them for working with alligator but thought Nathan doing chili was a smart move, altho not sure how he got so many "layers of flavor" in an hour. It takes me all day, sometimes all weekend to get a chili right.

Andrew seems to be a standout, I know he'll be compared to Samuel from last season. Seems like a likable kid. Really the only kids I don't care for too much are Cory (with the fake glasses and over the top reactions) and Riley who just seems too tiny to really compete. (altho he had a top dish in the first challenge)

I thought I'd hate all the judge's schtick they keep bringing, but I'm weirdly finding it kind of endearing.

Jan 21, 2015
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Masterchef Junior episode 1/13/2015 spoilers

I just feel like cory is on this show auditioning for some other shows and not really interested in cooking. His reactions are way too bizarre and over the top. Most of the other kids act pretty much like how I'd expect kids to act.

Masterchef Junior episode 1/13/2015 spoilers

show starts off with the top 3 from last week getting to compete to make meringue to cover up to 12 premade Lemon Pies. (meringue isn't cooked, just whipped and put on) the winner gets to smash his pie in one of the chef's faces. (doesn't really matter .... it all becomes an all kid involved pie smashing into faces thing.) the judges take it well, but I really didn't need to watch that much bright yellow cartoon pies between rubbed in adult's faces and heads.
the winner was Jimmy, he gets to divide all the other kids into teams of two to make a sausage meal. apparently all the kids must use the sausage machine. His strategy is to put andrew, who he believes is his biggest competitor with Cory because their styles are so different.

I have to admit, this is the first time Cory has really come to my attention, from the cutesie fists under the face duck walk over to walk by Andrew or just his complete over contrived spazziness in the kitchen, along with at least 3 different pairs of glasses in this episode alone and bow ties. Sadly, it didn't work. Andrew and Cory squeaked by.

Jan 15, 2015
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The Taste 1-8-2015 spoilers

I lost what very little respect i had left for ab after this episode. I think back to the other episodes where the chefs were actively coaching their people in the taste offs. He's just like whatever, I want him gone. seriously. eat it bourdain. You know tom would have cooked the pants off your blonde panty stalker.

Jan 09, 2015
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Last Chance Kitchen-Jan 7, 2015 (SPOILERS)

I watched this episode with the sound off at work. It was.... visually kind of unpleasant.

I don't know the time frame from the competition to last chance kitchen but I thought doug looked really really rough. Like exhausted, bags under the eyes hit by a train rough.

Jan 09, 2015
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The Taste 1-8-2015 spoilers

Well this has to be the most stupid episode ever. Ludo saves Jen even tho just a week ago he wanted her out. and then we have tony saving crazy -ass psycho blonde
And personally I think chef tom got screwed over by his mentor. I'm sure it's different from what we actually saw for tv drama... but still. I lost a lot of respect for tony on that one.

Jan 09, 2015
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #10 – 01/07/15 (spoilers)

Agree. Sad to see Dougie go. He really grew on me this season.

Masterchef Junior 1st episode 1/6/15-SPOILERS

I think the previous season just wrapped up maybe 3-4 weeks ago?

Jan 07, 2015
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Masterchef Junior 1st episode 1/6/15-SPOILERS

It's not a bad cast of kids this round. Not too many that are doing the "stunt dressing/hair/glasses" thing. Seems like some pretty good cooks in there.

Jan 07, 2015
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Masterchef Junior 1st episode 1/6/15-SPOILERS

Not as cute is Gordon telling you that you are like "a baby rhino".....

Jan 07, 2015
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Master Chef Junior Again?

I garnished my sippie cup with a sriacha puree and a chocolate cauliflower foam..

Masterchef Junior 1st episode 1/6/15-SPOILERS

OKay.... I hate to say it, but how adorable was it when Gordon said OMFG! When tasting a girl's dish.... (The f stands for food)

Jan 06, 2015
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Master Chef Junior Again?

Well I liked the last junior one better than the first junior one, and both better than the U.S. adult ones. Now if they'd just show the New Zealand ones here.....

Jan 06, 2015
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PBS Heats Up Sundays With THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

Finally caught this last night. What a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyed the show.

Jan 05, 2015
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