Thursday, July 15, 2010

Waiting and Watching for MasterChef

Two years ago, I auditioned for Top Chef.  Yes, that's right, Season 5, the one where the guy who won was a professional chef from Boulder, CO.  Rather stiff competition, I suppose.  I was probably out of my league, but I felt like it was my big opportunity to dig myself out of an exhaustive document review and into a fulfilling new career.  Well, I didn't get on the show, but it did encourage me to do less semiconductor litigation and more cooking.

I cooked for my husband, my neighbors, my friends, my colleagues, and total strangers.  I steamed and roasted lobster.  I baked bread, stretched pizza dough, and made bread pudding.  I battered and fried chicken, al matone'd chicken, and shoved a beer can up a chicken's butt.  I made homemade cheese and grew my own mushrooms.  I perfected my curries and my poached eggs.  I poached fish.  I cooked every kind of food that came to mind.  I was having fun and getting ready for the next opportunity.

Then, MasterChef came to North America, and suddenly a door opened, and Gordon Ramsey, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich walked through it.  They took my breath away.

And now, I will go fix myself a snack while I wait to watch the show.


  1. I am a fan of the pensive expression :)

  2. Love this post- well-crafted! I too, can't wait for this show. More specifically, for it to just air and be done, already!:)


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