The long journey of Master Chef Italy reaches the halfway point and in the evening of Thursday 26 January, on Sky and available in streaming on NOWthe challenge in the kitchen will continue amid pitfalls and surprises for aspiring chefs who are increasingly determined to keep their white aprons on.

The Judges Bruno Barbieri, Antonino Cannavacciuolo And George Locatelli they will continue to seek technical perfection and a well-defined identity, no longer allowing for errors. And they will do it right away, when a new one Black Mystery Box will return to test amateur cooks on their gustatory abilities, and the worst will face a pressure test immediate.

In the episodes of the Sky Original cooking show produced by Endemol Shine Italy on air Thursday 26 January at 21.15, on Sky Uno and streaming on NOW, always available on demand and visible on Sky GoThe second one Skill Tests of the season will welcome a special guest to the Masterclass. The Chef Jeremy Chan of the London restaurant Ikoyi, 2 Michelin stars, elected “one of the most exciting in the world” thanks to its dishes characterized by an artistic and visual impact aesthetic, new entry last July in the world ranking of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Award, will be the “external commissioner ” of a test in which the five senses will be involved and which will create havoc among the competitors. Which of them will be able to convince the judges and this week’s guest, thus continuing their journey in the kitchen of MasterChef Italia?

The appointment with continues MasterChef Magazine, the daily column on the air from Monday to Friday at 19:45 on Sky Uno and streaming on NOW. On Friday 27 January Riccardo Camanini, chef of the Lido 84* restaurant in Gardone Riviera, will offer a lesson on pairings to the winner of the second Black Mystery of this edition. During the other appointments, then, the master Iginio Massari and his daughter Debora will propose their ideal pastries for tea time; Monir and Maxwell, two of the aspiring chefs of MasterChef Italia from two years ago, will return to the kitchen of the Magazine to face a new surprise test. Maria Acquaroli, competitor of the fourth edition, will present the estate for dream weddings in the MasterChef Family column, and the current winner Tracy will host Maria in the kitchen of the Magazine to prepare one of the spouses’ favorite dishes. Finally, chef Bruno Barbieri will continue to play the role of professor to question Lia, a finalist a year ago, on mother sauces and their derivatives.

The program was created in full compliance with the safety of the participants and with the regulations relating to the measures to contain the contagion from the Sars-Cov2 Virus as per the Prime Minister’s Decree in force during the registrations.

The whole world MasterChef Italia chooses to commit itself – also this year – to issues of environmental and social sustainability, promoting conscious and eco-sustainable consumption, respecting the environment and not wasting food resources. For years now, production has been adopting an approach in all workplaces plastic free and eco-friendlyall consumer products related to food (plates, glasses, cutlery, trays, napkins) are compostable and eco-sustainable, and collaborates with Last Minute Market to recover the surplus left unused during the registration of the episodes in favor of the non-profit organization “Work Cardinal Ferrari” who runs a canteen for people in difficulty in Milan.

This year, by refining the processes for purchasing, disposing and recovering products and implementing a food waste management system, MasterChef Italia was the first company in the world to obtain the “Food Waste Management System” certification from Bureau Veritas, present globally and accredited by over 60 international bodies, world leader in offering verification, certification and audit services in the fields of Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility. Bureau Veritas has also certified the correct application of the “Green Audiovisual” protocol which certifies the ability to manage environmental sustainability, reducing consumption and environmental impact, reducing transport, adopting a correct disposal of waste and waste generated.

Sky Brand Solutions, Sky Media department, together with Endemol Shine Italy has brought on board the new episodes of MasterChef Italia: Whirlpool – Hotpoint, Amadori, Regina Towels, Intesa Sanpaolo, Granoro, San Benedetto Mineral Water, Filippo Berio Oil, Smeg, Mutti Parma, Duchess Lia, Eurovo, Melinda, Pascol, Pizzoli, Certified Italian Mushroom, Rizzoli Emanuelli, Ubena spezia, Zwilling Ballarini Italia, Siggi, Molino Spadoni, Castagne Lovers, Cassa di Risparmio di Terni and Narni Foundation, Kerrygold, Agricooltur, Dairy Palazzo, Mazzetti l’Originale, Cromaris, NH Hotels, ALMA – The International School of Italian Cuisine, Gottardo spa, Riserva San Massimo. RTL 102.5 is media partner of the program. The partnership with the publishing house is renewed Baldini + Castoldi who will edit and publish the recipe book of the winner of MasterChef Italia.

MasterChef Italia is a Sky Original show produced by Endemol Shine Italy.

A program written by Paola Papa, Sonia Soldera, Alberto Di Risio, Alessandra Tomaselli, Ilaria Barosi, Costanza Danelon, Gabriele Lampugnani, and with Silvia Bizzotto, Francesca Valenti, Francesca Mazzantini, Paola La Rosa, Maria Chiara Salvi, with the advice of Bruno Barbieri, Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Giorgio Locatelli. Director of photography Flavio Toffoli. Scenography Francesco Mari. The direction is by Umberto Spinazzola. MasterChef is based on a format created by Franc Roddam in association with Ziji Productions. Executive Producer Franc Roddam and distributed by Banijay Group. In 2017 MasterChef was crowned by Guinness World Records as the “Most successful culinary TV format in the world”: there are more than 500 editions produced since the reboot in 2005, in 64 local versions and more than 10,000 episodes broadcast worldwide.

MASTERCHEF ITALIA: every Thursday at 21.15 on Sky Uno and streaming on NOW, always available on demand and visible on Sky Go.
MASTERCHEF MAGAZINE: from 23 December from Monday to Friday at 19:45 on Sky Uno and in streaming on NOW, always available on demand and visible on Sky Go.

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