In the nationwide search for America’s best amateur chef, thousands of home cooks from across the country created their signature dish for an awe-inspiring panel of judges. Doctors, businessmen, students, construction workers, and stay-at-home moms alike put their heart on the plate for a chance to become the country’s first-ever MasterChef.
From the Mississippi Delta to the Midwest, exotic ethnic dishes to all-American staples, these talented home cooks showed the judges—and the world—what this country is really cooking. Now you can cook with the contestants and judges in your very own kitchen with the MasterChef Cookbook. Learn how to master the basic skills that define any chef; discover an exciting array of ingredients that will inspire new creations; and find out what the judges would have cooked if they were given the same challenges faced by the contestants.
From Cinnamon-Orange French Toast to Vietnamese Chicken and Rice; Southern-Fried Pork Chop to New England–Style Bouillabaisse; Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé to Flaky Apple Pie, the MasterChef Cookbook offers more than 80 savory, sweet, and scrumptious recipes that prove some of the nation’s most delicious food comes from its most humble kitchens.
About the Author
Cook, culinary producer, and author JoAnn Cianciulli is a supervising producer of MasterChef. Her past television credits also include Food Network’s Next Iron Chef and Bravo’s Top Chef L.A. With more than 10 years of experience, JoAnn is known as one of the food industry’s top insiders and has collaborated on projects with such noted chefs as Michael Mina and Tyler Florence. She is the author of nearly a dozen cookbooks, including the acclaimed L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook. A transplanted New Yorker, JoAnn lives in Los Angeles.