Need a local reality TV contestant to root for this summer? Christine Silverstein, an investment director from Yonkers, is competing on ‘MasterChef.’
Christine was among 30 home cooks chosen to compete during the culinary competition’s season premiere, which aired Monday on Fox. After preparing her signature dish
(wild boar meatballs with squash and chestnut radicchio salad) for judges including ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star Gordon Ramsay, the amateur chef was chosen to move on the next round of competition, airing June 2.
“I’m first-generation Italian, so my cooking style is more rustic, comfort Italian food,” she says in a ‘MasterChef’ promotional video. “Cooking means love — loving through my food, respecting people through my food, showing my committment and dedication and overall passion for people through my food. I would like to take away from the experience growth. I think it’s the number one reason I’m here…I know there is so much I can learn from these chefs and I am determined and willing to learn everything I can.”
After a series of cooking challenges and weekly eliminations, a winner will be crowned at the end of the season. The new ‘MasterChef’ will receive a cookbook deal and a $250,000 grand prize.
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