12 year old Mario wins Masterchef Junior España

12 year old Mario from Logroño (La Rioja) has won the first MasterChef Junior España on TVE-1. The young chef beat off the competition and won with a soft and delicious malagueña. 11 year old Ana Rosa came second. Mario has won the prize of €12,000, although he admitted later that he really wanted to be an engineer when he grows up. The finals were held during Spanish primetime TV: 10 minutes past midnight. Rather amazingly, Continue reading 12 year old Mario wins Masterchef Junior España

Local lad wins Spanish Masterchef

Juan Manuel Sánchez, a 26 year old from Albox, has won the first Spanish edition of Masterchef. He blew away a panel of Spains top judges (including the world´s best, Adrian Ferra, who was the surprise judge in the final round) with a combination of modern takes on local dishes. Juan, who has never been formally trained but who has worked in the catering trade all his life, is the son of one of Albox´s Continue reading Local lad wins Spanish Masterchef