Imagine - you've out-cooked thousands of contenders and grabbed an apron for MasterChef season 6's Top 22. But it's still a competition, and someone gets the boot early. Some of us would be bitter at just missing out, but not Charlie Chapman or Ailsa Von Dobeneck.
Maybe it's the distance they've gained since filming ended several weeks ago. Or maybe it's just that these two upbeat Southerners realize one speed bump on the road to gastronomic glory can't hold them back. As we move closer to the season finale, I caught up with these gone-too-soon home cooks.