Crown should have gone to Jeremy
Opinion by Ted Alcuitas
In one of the closest competition ever in the history of MasterChef Canada, Winnipeg’s Jeremy Senaris lost to Toronto’s Mary Berg.
In the final round today (June 19, 2016), the judges picked Berg’s ‘cohesive’ style of cooking to Senaris’ ambitious and daring dishes.
Senaris anchored his dishes to the memories of his late mother, using Filipino jackfruit and ‘ube’ for his dessert.
Berg on the other hand stuck to the tried and tested dishes,never veering into the unknown.
While both chefs did not make any significant mistakes in all three categories – entrees, main course and desserts, the judges settled on Berg’s ‘cohesiveness’,whatever that means.
One judge said Senaris’ four different dishes for the main course opened avenues for criticism.
In the end, this competition as all others like America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Chopped, etc. leaves us the feeling that even if everything is supposed to be ’equal’ the ‘white’ competitor invariably wins.
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