When young Zachary chef Audrey Brust was eliminated from "Top Chef Jr." on Nov. 10, she vowed to keep on cooking.
True to her word, the 13-year-old homeschooled student is finalizing her menu for the family's annual Christmas brunch and dinner.
Wearing the new PJs she'll get Christmas Eve (a family tradition), brunch will likely include Eggs Bubba. She first developed this dish for a past Christmas brunch, and audiences watched her make it on the premiere of the Universal Kids cooking competition series "Top Chef Jr." The show is patterned after the Bravo series "Top Chef," in which adult chefs square off in the kitchen.
"Eggs Bubba is a Johnnycake, pulled pork and a fried egg with a brown butter hollandaise sauce," Audrey says. "And I usually do ham and some other sweet and savory options."
In a nod to her favorite holiday movie, "A Christmas Story," Audrey went with an Asian theme for last year's Christmas dinner of Chinese stir fry and duck.
"This year, I'm planning French style, maybe duck a l'orange," Audrey says. "I really like duck, and I wanted to do it again."
Audrey, who was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 7, and has learned to adapt many of her recipes to be gluten-free, including her White Chocolate Candy and Strawberry Cranberry Sauce.