If you think you can handle Ramsay's fire, clear your calendar on Saturday, December 11, because that's the day that Denver cooking hobbyists (if you're a professional, suck it) can audition for season two of MasterChef, the Fox reality TV show that takes wide-eyed, quaking hopefuls through the terror of Ramsay's kitchen for the opportunity to open their own restaurant and win a shitload of coinage -- oh, and the MasterChef title. Whether you still have your dignity intact when it's all said and done is another matter.
But I digress.
If you have the balls to try out, here are the details:
Show up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Art Institute of Colorado, 675 South Broadway, with the twelve-page application, available at www.masterchefcasting.com, a mug shot of yourself and one room-temperature dish to be served to an esteemed panel of judges: cookbook author JoAnn Cianciulli, Los Angeles chef Neal Fraser and Edible Los Angeles editor Lucy Lean. You've got to bring your own utensils, too, a video if you want to stand out among the other plebes, and a winning personality -- you know, like Ramsay's.
You can find complete details at masterchefcasting.com/howtoapply.