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‘Master Chef Junior’ Finalist, 9, Hunts Her Own Food… Including Alligators!

‘Master Chef Junior’ Finalist, 9, Hunts Her Own Food… Including Alligators!


Avery Kyle, the runner-up of this season’s ‘MasterChef Junior’ competition, knows how to get in touch with her Louisiana roots

She’s a spitfire in the kitchen, and even more so on the bayou.

If you’ve been watching this season of MasterChef Junior, which just commenced in a finale between two talented young ladies last week, you’re probably feeling self-conscious about your own cooking skills being outmatched by two fourth graders. Although Addison Osta Smith, 9, the girl with the backwards baseball cap and a positive attitude won Season 4, Avery Kyle’s second place standing is nothing to shake a spatula at. Fox News caught up with Kyle, 9, who calls Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown and has been known to hunt alligator.

“My first time hunting a gator, I shot him but then I felt really bad for some reason,” she told Fox411. “I just sort of tricked him and I felt really bad.”

She’s also an experienced angler and is adept at setting up crawfish nets. Plus, she’s not afraid to cook alligator after she hunts it down, although the meat can be tricky to work with, she says.

“If you overcook it, it can be really rubbery and chewy,” Kyle said. “You have to cook it really well to have it taste good.”

Avery began cooking at age five, learning the trade from her parents. Now, her dad admits he and his wife are her sous chefs who “clean up after her” while she experiments with fresh-caught gator, crawfish, and other Southern delicacies. Despite her culinary talents, Avery aspires to be an actress and a lawyer when she’s older.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK

MasterChef episode 5 2021 – UK: It’s the second week of heats, and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their signature dish – something that tells judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace who they are as a cook. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes, awarding their cooks a place in the next round.

The remaining three contestants then cook off in a new test, the Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, they must create one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high, as one cook will be sent home at the end of the round.

The four remaining cooks now compete for a place in the quarter-finals. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also two former contestants, 2015 champion Simon Wood and finalist Tony Rodd. With just two quarter-final places up for grabs, they need to be good to survive.


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