We've been behind on all of our MasterChef Junior cuteness, which is a shame because sometimes we just need our weekly cry watching adorable kids going after their dreams. Yet this was an episode not to be missed, because Gordon Ramsay's mother came on as a guest judge. You have to admit -- so. many. questions.
So you want to host your own Thanksgiving party for your friends (you know, Friendsgiving) and think to yourself, "Hm, how do I feed many mouths with delicious food?" You don't usually think to yourself, "AHA! A turducken ... stuffed in a pig ... stuffed in an alligator ... and then just wrap that sh*t up in bacon."
In short: our hybrid-loving, overly creative minds looking for a viral hit have gone and just ruined Thanksgiving for us. We've already ruined pumpkin spice for everyone by sticking it in our lattes and every other food product, do we have to go ahead and throw Thanksgiving foods in the dumps of overly saturated seasonal foods?
Yeah, we’re cool kids who got invited to the premiere party of Top Chef: Masters, which happened last week, for some reason. Why do they hold things that far in advance? Premiere parties should be much closer to the premiere! Take a page out of Harry Potter book parties, PR folks!
Held in partnership with Chase Sapphire Preferred (there were blue potato chips everywhere, which we swear is their trademark food — we’ve seen them at other events, too), the event featured seven of the thirteen chefs appearing this season and the dishes they made in the first episode. We have to say, we’re impressed that they were able to come up with anything quite so delicious after seemingly skydiving into a field of sheep.
See what the Master cheftestants were able to whip up in the gallery below, with our apologies to Richard Sandoval, whose Seared Salmon and Beef Tiradito also tasted excellent. We scarfed it down and weren’t able to get a photo.