Joe Takes A Risk - The Top 16 home cooks fight for immunity in an epic team challenge. Split into two teams, the corresponding captains are immersed in Italian cuisine, as they head to Joe Bastianich's Los Angeles restaurant, Osteria Mozza, to learn how to make a gourmet, authentic three-course Italian meal. The team captains then make their way back to the "MasterChef" kitchen to teach their respective teams how to execute the same meal for the judges.
I liked that show a lot. I normally hate group work when it is a catering challenge so this was much better. I also liked how the teams were split( unless they were told where to stand); it looked like it was random.
I also liked how the captains were chosen. Normally, the two people with the best dishes are the captains.....and lots of them do not have leadership talent.
I just noticed that the BOSTON GLOBE had an article about Nick. I will take a look at it and if he tells us some interesting details about the show, I will share them.
Enjoyed reading Nick's interview. He said that he was pleased with the edit he was given and that he has remained friendly with 3 or 4 of the other people....that they spent time in NYC recently eating at well regarded restaurants.
He graduated from Harvard the same week MC started. He said that he had his credits complete before he left and that he filed his thesis with the school.
He said that often the days go from 5 am to 10 pm and that they are brought to the studio by car and now and then are given an outside trip. I wished he had told us how many episodes are filmed each week.
His mother said that the only thing that surprised her was seeing him wear the Harvard shirt, as that is never anything he did in "real" life.