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#MasterChef Memoirs Pt. 12: Cast Back On Set

08.16.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt. 12: Cast Back On Set
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“Cast back on set” 3.22.11: We meet for lunch at 11:30. We pile into a couple of familiar white vans and head to a California Pizza Kitchen. We start walking to the door, when the PA’s call us back to the van- we’ve gone to the wrong restaurant. We get back in the vans and drive another 10 minutes to a CPK that was closer to the hotel… WTF?! We sit and order… no Hollywood lunch is complete without libations so we all order drinks. After a few minutes, one of the PA’s comes and says we’re limited to one drink each (even though we’re paying for them ourselves). This dosen’t sit well with the group. While we all LOVE all of the PA’s, people are no longer on their best behavior- the fear of being kicked off the show is no longer… we all have between two and five drinks with lunch;) This is going to make for better TV right?

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.12: Mystery Box 2, Title Shots, and Elimination.

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I’ve got A LOT to say about last night’s episode, so listen up…

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt. 10: First Team Challenge and Pressure Test

06.22.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt. 10: First Team Challenge and Pressure Test
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“1st Team Challenge” 2.18.11: We have a 6:00am call time this morning… There is a lot of complaining and coffee drinking going on from the cast. “All in a day’s work” is still my attitude, there’s no way that the producers will be able to break my work ethic. We are driven into downtown LA, somewhere near the Staples Center. Alejandra, our cast local and urban geography specialist is throwing our possibilities. We know today will be the first team challenge with yesterday’s winners, Derrick and Max, picking the teams. We end up in a small meeting room in the LA Times building. After a couple hours of waiting we are escorted to the cafeteria where we find the three judges.

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt9: First Mystery Box and Theme Challenge

06.18.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt9: First Mystery Box and Theme Challenge
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“1st Mystery Box” 2.12.11: We are in the MasterChef kitchen for the first time today. We had done the signature dish, apple chop, and chicken challenge in an old warehouse in Compton. The place was filthy…hard to believe we prepared food there. The “Real” MasterChef Kitchen is a lot closer to our hotel and has one big benefit right off the bat: Air Conditioning! (Yeah, the warehouse was THAT bad!)

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.8: EPIC events leading up to the TOP 18!

06.12.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt.8: EPIC events leading up to the TOP 18!
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clip_image002“The Pre-Egg Challenge” 2.11.11: Last season, the first cooking challenge was to create a dish featuring a single egg. There’s lots of speculation on what this year’s version will be. Potato and chicken are popular theories. On the morning of the 11th, we are taken in small groups to a “food safety” class. We arrive near the Beverley Center and the Casting PA’s walk us to a small cooking school. Sandee is there! We are cooking! It turns out that this “Food Safety” course is a impromptu “informal” cooking challenge!

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#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.7: Top 38 and the End of TV Land Day 1

06.11.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt.7: Top 38 and the End of TV Land Day 1
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WOW, what a ride… and it’s just beginning! Tonight, the last of the 38 aprons was given out. Tune in tomorrow as we compete to stay in the competition and the field gets narrowed down to just 18 home cooks! Until tomorrow night, check out my recap of the end of the signature dish round.

#MasterChef Memoirs Pt.6: Gameday!

06.10.2011 #MasterChef Memoirs Pt.6: Gameday!
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If you’d like a spoiler, watch this video… if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen the episode. Thanks for all of your support and I hope you enjoy reading my behind the scenes perspective.