MasterChef is a popular television cooking game show franchise, started with MasterChef on BBC in 1990. It has expanded to many versions in other countries. An Australian adaptation, with significant changes in format, was first broadcast in April 2009 on Network Ten. A celebrity version followed in October 2009. The first, second and third series were huge ratings successes, with the second season finale making the show Australia’s third most watched television program since 2001.
Two American adaptations were produced: MasterChef USA (2000 to 2001) was broadcast on PBS. Gary Rhodes, the host of the UK version at the time, hosted this US version based directly from the BBC series this lasted only fourteen episodes. MasterChef debuted 27 July 2010 on Fox, Gordon Ramsay co-produces and hosts. The format is based on the Australian version. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some MasterChef apps available on the iPhone and iPad.
MasterChef Academy US by Shine Limited is available for download at the App Store for $2.99. This is the ideal app for lovers of cooking, giving users the opportunity to assist their cooking skill while having fun. Get help from contestants from the hit TV show with over 150 minutes of original video content exclusively for The MasterChef Academy. There are over 45 how-to videos covering everything from the perfect mashed potatoes to mouth watering profiteroles. Challenge yourself by attempting to answer the 300 Master Class Pressure Test questions-get enough correct and you will unlock secret exclusive tips from four-star chef Graham Elliot and others. Try out 50 original MasterChef recipes with nine favorites from the first season.
MasterChef Academy UK by Shine Limited is designed to help you sharpen and develop your cooking skills. There are nine Master Classes, with video introductions from John and Gregg, including previous MasterChef contestants feature in over 50 systematic interactive videos. Master Class Pressure Tests allow you to challenge your skills with little help from past contestants and finalists. Become a better cook with over 45 exclusive recipes, including high quality photographs, summaries, ingredients, equipment lists and systematic instructions. MasterChef Academy UK is available at the App Store for £1.99.
MasterChef Magazine by News Magazines Pty Ltd is a free iPad application accessible through the iTunes App Store. This is Australia’s hottest glossy food magazine that helps the user become a MasterChef at home. Containing recipes, tips and tricks from judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Moran, this app also includes celebrity guest chefs and contestants. Get mid-week meal tips with the magazine designed for the iPad to bring to life creative photography and styling. Watch interviews and video footage, as well as Cook Mode for those tricky chef recipes.
These useful applications can assist you whether you are a beginner in the kitchen or a professional chef. You may need help with a certain pastry dish or want to learn how to create the perfect meal. Have you used apps before to help you progress with your cooking? Maybe you are just a fan of the hit TV show and want to see more.