Little Chefs, Big Food Ideas, Full of Creativity
MasterChef exist since 2010, it's one of the biggest culinary tv competition in the world. The current judges are Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi & Graham Elliot. The Junior Edition started 2 years later in 2012. I've been watching the show from day 1, and also watched the Australian version ( I only watch one episode, it's not really convincing) and the French version, quite different and interesting but the show stopped.
It is the first year I've decided to watch MasterChef Junior, I've seen one or two episode now and then but never took the time to follow a whole season. I thought it was for kids, not that serious, nothing that could catch my passion for fine and creative food dishes. I was wrong! Reallym these kids from 8 to 13 years old are amazing. For sure it's not a live program where you can see every reaction from the participants, and with kids I'm sure it's not always easy to predict how things gonna turn out. But I was amazed that they really cook, they know their stuff, using every tools they need and knowing even more culinary vocabulary I may never know.
What's Really Cool About the Show
First really good point, the judges are the same. They give good advice, also show how to do a new technique at the beginning of an episode. It seems the kids learn really fast how to cook new ingredients and culinary techniques. Each episode have an epic moment, that creates a fun and incredible show, for adults and kids, because even though kids are cooking, the show isn't that easy to follow for little ones. I've selected 3 really cool moments of the season 4, here they are:
I'm not a kid any more but I would love pushing that button, releasing that frosting on Gordon. I also never seen a fish that huge, and how Graham prepares it, it's amazing. And the giant limonade grenade, I love it! Really cool ideas!
Real Cooking, Amazing Dishes
These kids really cook, and they don't give up! Most of them cooked dishes I've never tried and most of them looked quite interesting to taste. I'm still not sure that all the dishes they have cooked themselves they would've liked it. It seems a little bit to original, strange flavors for kids to enjoy that kind of sophisticated food. But who know's maybe, kids today like all kind of food... One of the moment I was the most impressed was at the finale. Addison VS Avery two 9 years old girls, with an amazing energy, made a 3 courses menu, and not something you could actually think of...
It's a nice show to look, I enjoy it. I hope these kids will not work in life too early and that they'll still enjoy pizza and burgers their whole life. Watch MasterChef Junior Season 4 in streaming here! Does anyone knows if the show exist in an other country?