So Masterchef U.S. started again Monday night. Compared to the N.Z. version that I watched on youtube over the spring, it is of course, a let down.
However, not to be totally negative, at least this year they did away with all the contestants in a herd like cows and rolling in their "signature dish" to cook before the judges in 5 minutes. Just started with 30 finalists, then knocked it down to 22 with 2 contests.
I must say Graham Elliott is completely unrecognizable. He's clearly made the most of his gastric surgery with exercise and diet, he looks great.
I was surprised at the first person they knocked out of the competition as he seemed pretty competent. Maybe just a plant. Don't really like or hate anyone yet, altho the plump pie baker could be a little less weepy.