Itongadol.- Nof Atamna-Ismaeel won the fourth season of Israeli reality cooking show "Master Chef" on Saturday night.
Atamna-Ismaeel, who cooks Arab food with a modern twist, has a PhD in microbiology, 32 years old, married with three kids from the Israeli Arab town Baqa al-Gharbiyye.
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.