Foodie Friday

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Meet Avani of #MasterChefJunior

Meet Avani of #MasterChefJunior

Who or what was your inspiration to start cooking? I got into watching cooking shows on TV, and became inspired by Candace Nelson who is a guest judge on Cupcake Wars and has her own chain of cupcake shops. I’d like to be a pastry chef and a business woman like her one day. At(…)

Meet Mark from #MasterChefJunior

Meet Mark from #MasterChefJunior

Who or what was your inspiration to start cooking? My inspiration really started when I was little helping my grandmothers bake. I would grab an egg out of the fridge or pour in flour. Then I would claim that batch of cookies as my very own. It morphed into more than that when I was(…)

Meet Lila from Master Chef Junior #masterchefjunior

Meet Lila from Master Chef Junior #masterchefjunior

Who or what was your inspiration to start cooking? Watching Masterchef Junior on TV and my parents. At what age did you start cooking? What was your initial experience like? I started cooking when I was 7. I thought it was so fun! Why did you want to be on MasterChef Junior? I wanted to(…)

Meet Syd from #MasterChefJunior

Meet Syd from #MasterChefJunior

Who or what was your inspiration to start cooking? My mom. She told me stories about how her mom taught her. We never really talked about cooking like chefs do. We talked about the traditions behind it and stuff like that. When I got older I liked to experiment. I called it “making mixes.” At(…)

Meet Jasmine from #MasterchefJunior

Meet Jasmine from #MasterchefJunior

Who or what was your inspiration to start cooking? My inspiration to start cooking was my parents. I have grown up watching my parents cook, and enjoy watching them get excited about trying a new dish. My dad enjoys making elaborate breakfast foods, such as crepes, spiced pancakes with fresh fruit toppings, and Belgian waffles.(…)