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Dorian Hunter Is The First Black Woman To Win ‘MasterChef’

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Dorian Hunter Is The First Black Woman To Win ‘MasterChef’

Hunter plans on releasing a cookbook and opening a restaurant.

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For the first time in MasterChef history, a Black woman has won the competition. According to Atlanta Black StarDorian Hunter edged out her competitors during the final cook-off of the show’s 10th season and took home the title.

Hunter—who plans on releasing a cookbook in the near future—won $250,000 and the opportunity to be mentored by the show’s judges Joe BastianichAaron Sanchez, and Gordon Ramsay who also serves as MasterChef’s executive producer. Her winning menu featured seared sea scallops with cornmeal tuille, sweet corn …

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