Christina Tosi to Replace Joe Bastianich on MasterChef and MasterChef Junior

Have your whisks at the ready: MasterChef and MasterChef Junior might be in for more dessert challenges.

Exclusive: Get a Sneak Peek at the Third Season of MasterChef Junior

Spoiler Alert! First Interview with MasterChef's New Winner

Since May, this season’s crop of MasterChef hopefuls have been thrown a lot of curveballs.

Making a dozen immaculate donuts, elevating canned food, baking three pies in two hours and sculpting a croquembouche – basically a tower of cream puffs bound by caramel – in ninety minutes were just a handful of the heart-racing challenges.

MasterChef Judge Graham Elliot Runs First 10K After Dropping 150 Pounds

Love, Loss and Photobombs Got PEOPLE Readers Talking This Week

From new love to old wounds, it was a week of emotional stories on PEOPLE.com.

Stacy Keibler’s wedding, Graham Elliot’s weight loss, and Jimmy Fallon’s photobombs got the most positive reaction, while a pair of sadder stories – including a remembrance of Steve Irwin by his cameraman – were tougher to read.

Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week. And let us know what you think of every story we write by clicking on the icons at the bottom.

Graham Elliot Loses Nearly 150 Pounds — See His Amazing Transformation

Meet the incredible shrinking Graham Elliot!

Celeb Chefs Show You How to Fight Hunger with Grocery Money

GOOD FOOD FOR A GOOD CAUSE

You know what’s even more satisfying than midnight snacking once the kids are asleep? Finding a way to make that meal help people who may go hungry this year.

Graham Elliot Finishes His First 5K Race Since Dropping 128 Pounds

MasterChef judge Graham Elliot has two events he’s thankful for this week. He opened his newest restaurant, Primary Food & Drink in Greenwich, Connecticut—and the acclaimed chef ran his first 5K race back home in Chicago on Nov. 30th.

Chef Graham Elliot Remembers Charlie Trotter

Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter died on Tuesday at age 54. Graham Elliot joined Charlie Trotter’s at age 21 (photo above), and worked in his kitchens for three years. After leaving the Trotter training ground, Elliot has become one of Chicago’s most popular chefs: He owns two restaurants, Graham Elliot and Graham Elliot Bistro, and is a judge on Fox’s MasterChef.

Easy Ways to Make Over Your Kitchen—No Construction Needed

Are your cooking skills in a rut? Perhaps, it’s not you, it’s your kitchen.

Chef Graham Elliot shares three ways give your space a whole new feel without lifting a hammer—or breaking the bank.

1. Surround yourself with help.
Love looking at photos of designer kitchens in magazines and on Pinterest? Make them a part of your space: “Set up an inspiration area with books, photos, quotes and a bulletin board,” recommends the Chicago-based chef. “It will get the creative juices flowing.”

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