MasterChef Junior S05E14 & S05E15: Hungry Like The Wolfgang

We were shocked to discover tonight's episode was a double-header...and the last time we would get to laugh, love and learn with Shayne the Train, sweet Adam, Justise the American Dream, and child saint Jasmine. We didn't have time to prepare! To mourn!

But, ever the professionals, we soldiered our way through the shock to produce double-ep of our own, which involves the introduction of Jasmine's Theme, wild speculation about Martha Stewart's beauty routine and some serious apologies to the MasterChef Junior team for calling them racist in 10/15 of our episodes.

We return whenever the MCJ ovens fire up again. Thanks for listening!

MasterChef Junior S05E12: Børk Børk Børk

We know we're the earth's top unofficial MasterChef Junior podcast, but somehow we managed to nab an interview with the very OFFICIAL MasterChef Junior SET DECORATOR and we are still REELING. That's right: the woman who manages the MCJ pantry, gingerbread houses and kid blasters joins us for an interview that Jenni and Max were just too nervous to participate in. Also in this episode: a hot new Swedish Chef-themed trivia segment that presumably will repeat for years to come. JOIN US!

MasterChef Junior S05E11: TWINSANITY

It's a family affair on today's episode of MasterChef Junior, and we are so excited to meet the junior chefs' loved ones that we break our recording equipment. But can you blame us? This show has it all: surprise identical twins, the sincere use of the phrase "sugar blasting," a brand new trivia segment, and some more excellent reality TV pitches that could be the property of Fox's if they would just come to their senses and let us host a proper after show on their network.

MasterChef Junior S05E09: Blaisian Connection

In a totally unexpected turn of the events, celebrity chef and MasterChef Junior guest judge Richard Blais joins us in the show to chat about his time in the MCJ kitchen, his DJ career and his arch-enemy, Producer Max. PLUS "Doctor Michael" joins us to share medical wisdom, we turn to crowd-funding to get ourselves on the show, and I guess some children cooked at some point. BLAIS ON!!!!

MasterChef Junior S05E08: Wildcard!

This might be the most amazing episode of MasterChef Junior in history. Not only did six lil' home cooks get a second chance, but they inspired not one but TWO fresh new segments here on ACJ. (Trigger warning: One of them is all about Richard Blais.) PLUS we read some juicy details from Max's diary, develop some excellent theories about Eddie's current whereabouts, and learn some fun Scottish slang.

MasterChef Junior S05E07: Blais of Glory

Though the kids are wielding blowtorches, it's guest judge RICHARD BLAIS/BLAZE that has the AfterChef crew fired up. That doesn't stop us from asking the tough questions, though: How many nicknames is one child really allowed to have? Why do the people of Poland love this show so dearly? Is Stacey's impersonation of Jenni a hate crime? Will our new "Evan's Colourful Pants!" segment ever get its own theme song? Tune in, subscribe, never surrender, etc.

MasterChef Junior S05E05: 500 Days of Gnocchi

In the first team challenge of the season, the kids touch both our hearts (metaphorically) and each cut of filet mignon they insist on feeding to American heroes (literally). Having no such responsibility, the AfterChef crew works on other important projects: admiring Shane's slam poetry, practicing what to say during an interview to be the next MCJ judge, and questioning whether anything in life is really fair.

MasterChef Junior S05E04: Wiener Takes All

It's hard to record an episode of your MasterChef Junior aftershow podcast when you're consumed with the various stages of grief from losing your favourite contestant, but we are professionals. So we set up the mics to answer the tough questions, even in our despair:  Is Shane the Train secretly a slam poet? Would Evan and Justise consider adopting us? Did AFJ co-hosts Jenni and Stacey ruin Producer Max's relationship with his brother by prank calling him in the middle of the show? It's time to tune in to AfterChef Junior, which once again, is somehow longer than the show we're trying to recap.

MasterChef Junior S05E03: A Great Spirit Deserves Mimosas

Every episode of AfterChef Junior is a learning opportunity, and this one is no exception. As we recap MasterChef Junior Episode 3, "Just Like Gordon," we don't just accumulate hot tips about how to score a sea bass—we also discover how many states there actually are, which of the ACJ hosts secretly share a body, and why America can only handle 15 seconds of Irresistible Eddie at a time.

MasterChef Junior S05E01: Christina Tosi, Time Traveller

We are BACK! It's Season 2 of everyone's favourite (and the internet's only) MasterChef Junior superfan aftershow, and we are definitely not experiencing any sort of sophomore slump. If anything, the AfterChef Junior team is more fired up than ever before, and asking the hard-hitting questions that made us such a hit with contestants and contestants' parents alike last year.

How many times did Max make us re-start? How often did Stacey insist on bringing race into the conversation? How long did it take Jenni to introduce a conspiracy theory that involved time travel? Subscribe and don't miss an episode!

MasterChef Junior S04E12: Afterchef Finale

It's the MasterChef Junior season 4 finale, and as super fans and your ultimate source of MasterChef Junior news, we naturally are posting our reactions a record-fast four days later. We cover those last lingering questions from the season— Have we been sounding creepy this whole time? Has our production team arranged for US to be doused with lemonade? Do we even HAVE a production team?—and end off the show in style. Ooh, and we interview Chef Adam, too! This day was too great for us to handle.

MasterChef Junior S04E11: The One Where We Interview Chef Ian (!)

Of course we're recapping the latest episode of MasterChef Junior, S04E11 "Head of the Class," but it's very hard to concentrate because WE JUST INTERVIEWED CHEF IAN. Is this even real life?!

Also on the docket for discussion: Who are our tiny style icons, and why does no one care what Stacey thinks about anything? How have we managed to learn nothing about cooking in 11 weeks of watching these baby geniuses? Will the image of the severed heads of the contestants' parents served on a platter haunt our dreams forever? The questions never end.

MasterChef Junior S04E10: Welcome to the Ramsaydome

Like a bare fist full of raw venison meat, MasterChef Junior S04E10, "A Gordon Ramsay Dinner Party," is a harsh dose of reality. As the last six contestants face off to serve Gordon's suspiciously good-looking bffs at his obscenely beautiful LA home, we're asking the tough questions: Is Gordon Ramsay trying to sell his house? Why does Jenni keep trying to body-shame Britan's most beloved chef? Exactly how many deer has little Chef Avery murdered in her short but productive life? And can we please see G.R.'s burned butter-foot? 

We can maybe see why we weren't invited to this party.

MasterChef Junior S04E08 and E09: Corey's Oven Was an Inside Job

We were as surprised as anyone to discover Friday was a double episode of MasterChef Junior("Hatching a Plan" and "Tag Team Time")but we handled the shock like professionals: by recording a double episode of our own and daring Fox to sue us.

As usual, we're discussing all the pressing issues facing the MasterChef Juniorverse with the gravity they deserve. Is Graham Elliot quitting because wearing that chicken suit was the last straw in a series of escalating humiliations? Why has no one but Stacey ever heard of a Ukranian Easter egg? Was Corey's oven turned off intentionally so he would take the fall? Can we get in trouble for using the Serial theme music?

Bok bok, baby, it's chicken time.

MasterChef Junior S04E06 and S04E07: VIP Grannies

It's a double episode! We're covering S04E06 ("When Life Gives You Lemons") and S04E07 ("Blind Ambition") of MasterChef Junior in this jam-packed edition of AFJ. Our dedicated hosts are dreaming big this week, discussing MasterChef Junior-inspired tattoos, casting a fantasy talk show and designing license plates for the great state of Pennsylvania.

PLUS, we pour one out for our beloved Chef Ian (emotionally).

MasterChef Junior S04E05: Cheesesteaks and Pleasure

This week's episode tackles MasterChef Junior S04E05, "Happy Birthday," and we get to the bottom of the BIG QUESTIONS. Whose birthday party is this, exactly? Has Gordon Ramsay just concocted this whole show as a secret dating service for his children? Why hasn't Philadelphia added the phrase "Cheesesteaks and Pleasure" to its license plates yet? PLUS: an excruciatingly long spelling bee!