There are many times in my life, when I could’ve thrown in the towel. Many times in my life when I was on the floor. And when you’re on the floor, never allow anybody to pick you up. It doesn’t matter how long you stay there, make sure you pick yourself up and dust yourself down. Whatever happens, whether you go home today or you don’t go home today, that’s irrelevant. What’s relevant, is you take the knowledge from the experience and you grow as a person.
—  Marco Pierre White, Masterchef Australia S06E30

anonymous asked:

"doesn't end that badly" I AM STILL TRYING TO RECOVER

Let’s fix that with a bit more MasterChef AU pre-relationship fluff. :P

Enjolras really doesn’t like eliminations.

He gets distracted in the worst sort of ways during his elimination challenges thinking about the mistakes he must’ve made to get him here. He worries about the other contestants he’s closer to in the competition, wonders what it’ll be like in the MasterChef house without Cosette and Eponine’s dinnertime duets, or Bahorel’s ukelele performances when he gets homesick, or Courfeyrac’s steady presence and easy grins that he shoots Enjolras’ way. He thinks about Jehan’s soft voice reading them beautiful poetry, thinks about Joly’s famous back rubs, thinks about Grantaire, about the soft curve of his lips, about falling asleep counting Grantaire’s even breaths, about the way he throws his head back and laughs-

He gets distracted, point is. 

It’s ten minutes into the challenge and he still doesn’t really know what he’s doing. The theme of this week’s challenges is love, and the judges had told them that the easiest way to guarantee their place in the competition was to ensure that love manifests in their dish, and Enjolras is stuck

“Enjolras!” Grantaire calls from the balcony, and Enjolras looks up. “Hey,” Grantaire says. “Cook the things you love to cook, or the things you love to eat, or the things that remind you most of love. I would say to make a dessert.” He grins at Enjolras. “But that’s really not your thing, and I don’t want you to go home, so. Breathe. Close your eyes and breathe and start over.”

He does as Grantaire says, closes his eyes, breathes, thinks, and is struck with an epiphany. 

“The theme is love,” he murmurs to himself, and tries to calm his heart rate.

He sets about replicating Grantaire’s signature chocolate tart.

{short continuation here}

Sometimes I just want to scream “NOBODY CARES FOR YOUR DOWNER OPINIONS, AND FIX YOUR FUCKING ENGLISH” when reading the comments on Masterchef Australia’s facebook.

Honestly, who cares if it’s fake, if it’s planned, if they focus more on one contestant than the other or whatever. It’s a great show that’s encouraging and warm with good people and even better food. It’s exciting and fun and it’s not often that cooking shows can get people laughing, but this one can.

So people should just chill the fuck out, watch the show and root for their favorites without slandering the others.
if you change your mind (1704 words) by sarahyyy [AO3]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Enjolras/Grantaire
Characters: Enjolras (Les Misérables), Grantaire (Les Misérables), Courfeyrac (Les Misérables), Combeferre (Les Misérables), Joly (Les Misérables), Feuilly (Les Misérables), Cosette Fauchelevent
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, MasterChef AU, Wedding Jitters, Fluff, Established Relationship
Series: Part 4 of MasterChef AU

“Are we sure he wants to marry me?” Enjolras asks, pacing around the room.

anonymous asked:

okay but why won't you fix their marriage in the master chef au why do you enjoy making me suffer I just want to know if/how they decide to fix their marriage

this should help with the suffering a little

Although, lbr, they won’t really get straight back together after that, but they probably take baby steps towards getting better? Like they worked really well as friends, so Enjolras figures that if they could at least get back to that, he’d be…well, not happy, but literally anything would be better than not having Grantaire in his life at all.

Grantaire’s still working for Patron-Minette at the other end of the country, so they don’t get to see each other that often, which sucks, but they talk over Skype and on the phone, and it helps them to get better at communicating with each other? Sometimes Enjolras lets an I love you or two slip when they’re talking; it just comes out sometimes, he’s trying to keep from saying it, but it’s tough. Grantaire doesn’t ever call him out on it, doesn’t ever say it back, but his voice always goes a little softer after hearing it, and okay, that’s enough for Enjolras.

They probably just stay friends for a really long time, and they both pretend that they aren’t still technically married. Things probably don’t progress beyond that until Grantaire quits his job at Patron-Minette with the intention of opening his own restaurant. There’s a rumour going on in all the food magazines that Grantaire has plans to move out of the country for that, and Enjolras probably freaks out a little about it, until he comes home to find Grantaire sitting outside his door, duffel bag beside him, asking Enjolras if he can stay with him for a bit while he’s scouting locations for his restaurant.

@randomsplashes i was brushing my teeth before going to bed (because it’s important è_é) and i was thinking about that hannibal and star wars crossover and my brain just jumped to: star wars, masterchef!au and like:

-the skywalkers (vader and luke) always cutting themselves on their knives because obviously they shouldn’t be allowed near anything sharp, ever.

-palpatine cooking everything with lightning

-han and leia being either angry at each other or eyefucking from across the room

-rey and finn (yeah i’m getting everybody in this shit) being newbies and being all cute and trying to help each other and poe, the experienced cook, taking one look at them and being like ugh. i guess i have to help them.

-obi wan being done with everything and sassing everybody while drinking all the wine.

-kylo and hux being just bad at everything, kylo just getting super angry and breaking everything and hux making whatever he cooks explode.

-and gordon ramsay yelling at luke: “yo wampa so overcooked it smells like yo daddy on mustafar!!!” vader being like: “hey!!”

-and we can always put hannibal somewhere in the middle. his opponents slowly missing without anyone noticing :p

(also i forgot people but i’m tired, going to sleep!! good night!)

anonymous asked:

In your Masterchef AU does Grantaire move on and start a relationship with someone from Patron Minete? I would love to read more about Grantaire’s time away from Enjolras if you ever want to write more for the AU! :-)

Well. He doesn’t, not really, because he’s there at PM to focus on his career, and he throws himself into the work, and doesn’t have any time for dating or casual sex. Besides, he’s still technically married to Enjolras, and he would never do that to him.

But then he gets lonely, I suppose, as the weeks go by? Because he is away from Enjolras, and away from all his friends, and maybe Montparnasse asks him out or something, and he actually considers it, because Montparnasse has been kind to him, and he’s been good about not asking Grantaire about Enjolras, or offering up his opinion by telling him that he made a right or wrong choice like everyone else seems to want to do, and he says yes to dinner with Montparnasse.

And then Enjolras calls. Drunk and sad and sobbing into the phone from across the country, for the first time in six months, and he’s not angry that Grantaire left him, he’s not begging for Grantaire to come back, all he wants to know is if Grantaire still loves him, and Grantaire? Grantaire can’t lie to Enjolras, not about this.

He calls Montparnasse to cancel on dinner, after; he’s not ready to forget Enjolras yet.

Happy Birthday, Meg!

Happy belated Birthday, Meg~!

Because she is pure sunshine and deserves all the happiness in the world, I wrote her a little sum’sum. We both enjoy MasterChef and cooking shows in general and I wanted to try out some different techniques to describe the senses other than sight so… yeah. This one’s for you, Meg! As for the rest of you, go wish her a happy birthday. She’s going to know she’s loved, dammit. If it’s the last thing I ever do, she will know!

Percabeth MasterChef AU


Alright, Annabeth, she told herself. Just breathe.

She leveled her shoulders, adjusted the hem of her blouse, and stepped into the arena. Calling it an arena might not do it justice. It wasn’t the typical ‘gladiators fighting to the death’ kind after all. It was the set of MasterChef, the televised competition for amateur, at-home cooks. For the top title and a quarter of a million dollars, blood would be spilt here in more ways than one.

The repurposed airplane hangar was packed, buzzing with energy, one Annabeth could literally feel in her chest as she walked to her station, carrying her basket of ingredients. The contestants who were scheduled to arrive earlier in the day were already cooking, preparing their signature dishes for the judges to try.

Cameras zoomed in on stews bubbling, knives slicing, blenders grinding, while producers with headsets and clipboards hovered nearby, making sure each opportunity was snagged for the perfect shot.

It really was a whole different world actually being there rather than seeing it on TV. She still felt like a voyeur, someone who shouldn’t be there, someone who was intruding. For years, Annabeth had been watching the show, only able to imagine what it would smell or taste like for herself. But she was here. She was finally here.

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Okay so ages ago @sarah-yyy wrote a Masterchef les mis au (here: and today I watched Cutthroat Kitchen for three hours straight… So, you know what I want? Reality TV Cooking Show Star!Grantaire. Admit it, you want that too.

EDIT: you can now find other Ami chefs:

Chef Jehan | Chefs Courf and Ferre

anonymous asked:


{previous part}

He runs into the pantry and grabs himself some new ingredients, and when he comes out and starts lifting things out from his basket, Grantaire says, “Why do you have chocolate? Fuck, Chicken, are you making a dessert? Enjolras, this is an elimination.” 

Enjolras looks up briefly to meet Grantaire’s eyes. “You said you would make a dessert,” he tells Grantaire, before he goes back to heating up a pot to melt his chocolate chips in.

“Yes,” Grantaire says, “but that’s me. I am the dessert guy. You-“ 

”-have seen you make this chocolate tart enough times in the last three days to be able to make this in my sleep,“ Enjolras finishes. "I know what it’s supposed to taste like, I know what goes with it and what goes into it. I can do this, Grantaire.”

“I know you can,” Grantaire says. “But why?”

Enjolras looks back up at Grantaire. “The theme is love,” he tells Grantaire over the loud thudding of his heart. He watches Grantaire’s mouth fall open slightly, in shock or in surprise, he isn’t really sure, but it’s enough to make him nervous, to make him backtrack. “You said to cook something I love to eat.”

"Oh,” Grantaire says, after a beat. “Oh, that’s- Enjolras, your pot is overheating!” 

(This bit probably happens during Week Four in the fic, so y’know, yeah. More pining.)