Friends, family and readers of this blog… Many of you have supported me on a recent quest to be America’s Next MASTERCHEF… The support you have shown, some all the way back to filling out the original application and first level audition, has been incredible! I’m happy to announce that I WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF ONE HUNDRED CONTESTANTS! Earlier this year I was flown to Los Angeles and had the pleasure of cooking for Gordon Ramsey, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich… Tune in Mondays and Tuesdays starting June 6th at 8pm/7central on FOX to find out what happens! Thanks for your support!
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This is the cocktail I made myself after a 5hr drive home from Dallas:
Dirty martini with a sphericated olive and olive salt rim.
The MasterChef casting in Dallas went really well. Oddly enough, I was the only person with a portable immersion circulator in the tasting. Feel free to call me if you want the details, but I’ll share this highlight from the audition:
Casting Lady: What is your inspiration for cooking?
Me: I’m really inspired by my family…
Casting Lady: (After sampling my plate which featured SIX modern molecular techniques- Pressure infusion, alcohol powderization, xanthan gum, espuma, sous vide, and flavor scenting.) Who is your family? Wiley Dufresne? Jose Andres?
And I’ll take that as a compliment!
I’ve got a call back on Monday. Thank you all for the support!