Announcer: You’re listening to: Top of the Topics!
Now, please welcome your host, Chuck McSilver!
Chuck: Hello and welcome to another episode of Top of the Topics! The show where if you don’t know the news …
Audience: You Lose!
Chuck: Let’s meet today’s contestants: ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Willy and Eve!
Chuck: Willy, Eve, welcome to the show!
Both: Thanks Chuck!
Chuck: Where’s Willy?! You with us?
Willy: All the way, Chuck!
Chuck: And Eve, eager to excel?!
Eve: Every time!
Chuck: Right on! But first, let’s take a ramble over to Clever Corner, where we’ll welcome back everyone’s favorite resident know-it-all: it’s Sally Smartypants! Sally?
Sally: Thanks Chuck! Today’s Topic is: MasterChef Junior winner Liya Chu!
Chuck: Let’s cook up a storm! Willy, Eve, I’ll give you a word, you give us a definition. First correct answer wins. Fingers on buzzers. Ready? … Word one: ‘MasterChef’ Eve.
Eve: This one’s easy Chuck! It’s a TV show, they compete to find the best cook. Or, the ‘master chef’
Chuck: Correct! Nice work Eve, one point. Sally?
Sally: ‘MasterChef Junior’ is the kid’s version of this world-famous TV show. 10-year-old Liya Chu won the US edition’s 8th season, out-cooking 15 other talented young chefs with her tantalizing Taiwanese cuisine.
Chuck: Word two: ‘Tantalizing’ Willy.
Willy: When something’s ‘tantalizing’, it’s really tempting. It means it looks and smells and sounds so good you’ve just gotta have it!
Chuck: Correct! One point each … Sally?
Sally: Both Liya’s parents are from Taiwan. They taught her how to cook their most tantalizing dishes in their restaurant in New York, which helped her to win! She was also inspired from a young age by Michelin-starred Taiwanese chef André Chiang.
Chuck: Word three: ‘Michelin-starred’ Eve
Eve: They only ever give out Michelin stars to the very best restaurants and chefs in the world, it shows how great their food is!
Chuck: That’s it! Eve takes the lead … Sally?
Sally: Liya was impressive right from the start! In the very first episode she made a traditional dish of honey-glazed eel with rice noodles. Gordon Ramsay, one of the show’s judges and another Michelin-starred chef, was really impressed. He told her: “You can definitely cook Taiwanese, and it’s delicious!”
Chuck: Uh-oh! That sound means we’ve run out of time, and Eve’s our winner with 2 points!
Willy: She was so fast, I was starved for choice!
Eve: All this talk of food has made me hungry for more, Chuck!
Chuck: Leave the jokes to us, guys …