Christine Ha Research Paper

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Cooking is an ordinary task that every single one of us have done at least once. But have you ever imagined cooking relying just on your sense of smell and taste instead of vision? It might sound impossible but a certain individual has not only just cooked but has also excelled herself in the culinary world without her eyesight. And that, everyone, is the winner of Masterchef US season 3, Christine Ha.
Christine experienced losing her eyesight between 1999 and 2007, as she was diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), resulting in her current blindness. As she went along the way of rediscovering herself and her purposes after turning blind, Christine found her motivations in cooking and began her culinary journey by applying for Masterchef,
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In an interview with Mochi Magazine, Christine said “Cooking is something I’m passionate about. When you have that much drive for something, it’s almost a non-question.” After losing her vision, Christine began making food relying on just her sense of smell, taste and most importantly, her imagination. Chef Gordon Ramsay expressed his admiration for Christine in an interview with Yahoo TV by saying: “The lady has an extraordinary palate, a palate of incredible finesse. She picks up hot ingredients, touches them, and she thinks about this image on the plate.” The famous blind cook showed her determination throughout the Masterchef season and even after it has finished. Christine’s plans for the future include writing a memoir, her second cookbook, running restaurants and having a cooking…show more content…
When she enlisted in Masterchef season 3, an US culinary competition with over 30,000 homecooks competing for the title, Christine raised a phenomenon by being the first ever blind contestant in the history of Masterchef. She has inspired thousands of viewers, hundreds of her fellow contestants and even the judges themselves. Christine received fan mails that she never even expected, saying : “You’ve inspired me to try out for the high school soccer team.” It is fair to say that Christine’s success has brought the light of opportunities and hopes to the vision impaired, the disabled and even those who are just afraid to try something
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