You don’t have to be a professional chef to make a gorgeous gourmet meal! MasterChef contestants’ dishes, exquisitely turned out under pressure, prove that any amateur cook can achieve excellence. Let MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook help you make the leap from kitchen amateur to culinary master with tips and recipes from the show’s most creative contestants and award-winning judges. Not only will you master the basics—how to season a pan, sharpen your knives, or make the perfect steak rub—but you’ll also learn how to expand your own horizons, whether it’s with an exotic new dish or a fresh take on the perfect filet. Enjoy more than 100 delectable recipes and 50 gorgeous photographs. From tender venison medallions to over-the-top seared lobster with bourbon and shallots, from perfectly crisp pan-fried potatoes to a decadent apple caramel spice cake, these recipes will help broaden your food landscape and perfect your home-cooked classics. With expert wine pairings from restaurateur and New York Times bestselling author Joe Bastianich and a foreword from Graham Elliot, an award-winning chef and Lollapalooza Culinary Director, MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook is all you need to take the next step in your own culinary journey.