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Video: Finale of 'MasterChef: The Professionals' Edited to Look Hilariously Lame

"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.] More

Critic-Turned-Cook Auditions for 'Master Chef'

[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... More

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