Talented Alabama farmer dazzles in “MasterChef” audition

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MasterChef has been a fan-favorite cooking show for years. (Unsplash)

Popular TV show MasterChef: United Tastes of America has returned for its 13th season and one Alabamian wowed the judges with her audition on the most recent episode. Read on for details.

About the show

In case you’re unfamiliar, MasterChef: United Tastes of America is a popular show where amateur chefs from different regions across the country compete in cooking challenges in front of a panel of accomplished chefs.

Hosted by everyone’s favorite fiery chef to watch, Gordon Ramsay, contestants face off each week, compete in challenges and survive elimination to ultimately earn the title of MasterChef.

The June 14 episode marked the end of regional auditions from the South, where selected amateur chefs had 45 minutes to cook their signature dish for three judges. James Beard Award Nominee Tiffany Derry was present as a guest judge for this episode.

If chefs earn at least two “yes” votes, they earn their white MasterChef apron and advance to the next round.

Making Alabama proud

One amateur chef that graced the screen and impressed the judges was an Alabama farmer and Harvard University graduate, Savannah Miles.

Everyone knows that the food is part of what makes the south so special, but to be able to truly execute that classic flavor is a tough task. Jasmine Blu of online publication TV Fanatic gave a wonderful recap of the episode that perfectly describes Savannah’s contagious southern charm.

“From her accent to her energy, she was an absolute joy to watch onscreen, and she had me rooting for her instantly. Her jokes about wishing she could bring her own chicken to the competition to make her dish were hilarious, and she’s a down-to-earth but quirky individual who puts a fun face on what it means to be a farmer in this day and age.”

excerpt from MasterChef United Tastes of America: The South Rises Again With Flavor, Fun & Feels

Savannah is an impressive Alabama farmer and owner of In the Pines Produce, which she founded to provide fresh, local products to the north Alabama area. According to TV Fanatic, her dream is to start a farm-to-table pay-what-you-can restaurant. 

In last night’s episode, she crafted up a classic southern staple: fried chicken. The dish included a unique take on coleslaw and purple sweet potato.

The judges enjoyed what they tried and Savannah earned herself a white apron and will now move on to the next round of the competition.

Watch for yourself

Ready to watch Savannah throw down in the kitchen? You can watch new episodes of MasterChef on Wednesdays, 8/7c on Fox.

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Gabby Gervais
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