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April 6, 2014 3:46 pm

Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

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JNS.orgAn Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.”

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school.

MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is now produced in more than 40 countries, including the U.S., where it airs on Fox Television Network and is hosted by Gordon Ramsay.

According to Haaretz, “MasterChef” is the most-watched reality show in Israel, with more than 37.8 percent of Israeli households tuning in to last week’s semifinal.

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  • Ron Stark

    This story, I bnelieve, deserves more detail. What did the winner create that was so innovative? What did the looser make that lost the competition? How about a video clip? Or a photo of the winning creation?

    As a culinary teacher here in the US unique combinations and flavors can be a winner anywhere!

    Thanks for the story!

  • Mazal HaMidbar

    She sounds very interesting; I hope we’ll hear more from her as time goes on.

  • Mick Muffin

    Nice article and the last post is ignorant

  • Man on the street

    It is a breath of fresh air to see the Israelis who are HATED by the Arab Muslims, vote for an Arab Muslim as a best chef.