Israeli Arab wins reality cooking show 'Master Chef'
Nof Atamna-Ismaeel plans on using prize money to open Arab-Jewish cooking school.
Nof Atamna-Ismaeel won the fourth season of Israeli reality cooking show "Master Chef" on Saturday night.
Atamna-Ismaeel, 32,, from the Israeli Arab town Baqa al-Gharbiyyewho cooks Arab food with a modern twist. She has a PhD in microbiolog and is married with three kids.
Upon winning, Atamna-Ismaeel said it was "the most exciting moment in her life," and said she plans on using the prize money to open an Arab-Jewish cooking school.
The season, which aired on Channel 2, began with 14 contestants and was narrowed down to three for the finale.
The most-watched television show in Israel, Master Chef's semi-final, which was broadcast last week, was watched by 37.8% of households in Israel.
Last year, the finale of the third season broke record ratings, making it the most-viewed TV episode in Israeli history. That year Tom Franz, a German immigrant to Israel, won the cooking competition.