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MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook

More than 100 Recipes from America’s favorite amateur cooking competition. Two-part season finale airs Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 10 at 9/8c on FOX.


On Sept. 18, just one week after the winner of MASTERCHEF is announced on the season three finale (airing Monday, September 10 at 9pm ET/PT of FOX) fans of the international phenomenon and FOX's hit culinary competition series, can cook their favorite recipes from the show with the release of MASTERCHEF: THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK (Rodale Books; September 18, 2012; Hardcover; $26.99; 276 pages with 50 color photos).

Readers can pick up kitchen tips from judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, along with the Top 18 contestants from Season Three and some fan favorites from the show’s first two seasons. MASTERCHEF: THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK also presents more than 100 of Season Three’s best recipes that will transform home kitchens into premiere culinary destinations. Home cooks will learn how to create the same mouth-watering dishes as Christine Ha, the first blind contestant who wows the judges with her incredible palate and plating technique; Monti Carlo, a single mom who creates delicious and complex dishes on a budget; and Josh Marks, the seven-foot contract specialist for the U.S. Army who earned a spot back in the competition with his southern-inspired dishes.

MASTERCHEF: THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK doesn’t stop there! MASTERCHEF judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot provide professional secrets and personal recipes served in their very own world-class restaurants. Readers can learn more about fan-favorite contestants from Season One and Season Two, including Whitney Miller (Winner, Season One), Ben Starr (Season Two) and Alejandra Schrader (Season Two), who share their most memorable recipes and stories of how MASTERCHEF has transformed their lives. In addition, learn more about kitchen equipment basics, including knife care, cutting techniques and how to get the best results from your pans.

MASTERCHEF: THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK features eight chapters of unique recipes for any occasion: from Breakfast Dishes to Soups, Salads and Starters; from Pastas and Rice Dishes to Vegetables and Sides; as well as Seafood, Poultry, Meats and Desserts. With more than 100 memorable and delicious recipes from the series, including treats such as Lemon Pancakes with Mixed Berries; Asian Avocado, Kale, and Mustard Green Salad; Made-from-Scratch Pork Dumplings; Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Creamed Kale; Barbecue Pork Chops; Molten Lava Cake; and Meyer Lemon Tiramisu, you are sure to be the MasterChef in your home, whipping up these impressive delicious dishes for all your guests!

The two-part season finale starts tonight,Tuesday, Sept. 4(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with Christine, Josh and Becky battling it out in the semifinals. During the penultimate episode, the judges challenge the three semifinalists to reflect on their culinary journeys to create outstanding dishes that best embody their personalities and passion for food. In the elimination challenge, each contestant will prepare a dish featuring a pair of legs - chicken, lamb, or frog - that is worthy of a spot in the Top Two, but one hopeful's MASTERCHEF journey will come to an end.

On the season finale airingMonday, Sept. 10(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) the remaining two chefs will compete one last time in the kitchen, and the judges will reveal America's next MASTERCHEF who will walk away with a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize.

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