"This is it guys—treat us today. Spoil us." Here's a look at how the contestants on the finale of UK-based reality TV show MasterChef: The Professionals probably didn't wow the judges, unless pineapple and cheese skewers or a raw apple topped with butter is the new face of British cuisine. [SPOILER ALERT: The video reveals the winner and the winner is announced in the post.]
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The newly released Masterchef Cookbook is filled with recipes from this season's contestants but thankfully, no spoilers, as the competition is still going strong. This weekend we are giving away four copies of Masterchef Cookbook. Five lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a copy of the book.
[Photographs: Leslie Kelly] My cell phone rang last week, a call that could possibly change my life: "This is Lyle with 3 Ball Productions, calling to make sure you're coming to the Master Chef casting on Sunday." Uh, umm, yeah, I stammered, in shock. I had sent in an application on a whim after seeing that the new Gordon Ramsay reality show from the producers of The Biggest Loser was having an open casting in Seattle, as well as 11 other cities. I hadn't heard a thing back, so kind of forgot about it. Then, the call came. Then, the jumping up and down. Then, the menu planning. Contestants were supposed to arrive with a dish that could be...