If you are like us, you are in a serious post-MasterChef funk of depression right now. Aside from the fact that it's a bummer anytime a great show ends its season run, we had extra incentive to tune in -- and celebrate -- as we watched Houstonian (and former EOW contributor) Christine Ha knock out the competition to become Season Three MasterChef champion.
Christine chatted with us about her big win and what's next for her as a student, a writer and a chef. Though our interview was conducted over the phone, Christine was as warm and inviting -- and funny -- as she came across on television, and no question was off-limits. How does she operate in her own kitchen? What other contestants' food inspired her? Who is her favorite chef/mentor from MasterChef?