MasterChef Australia – The Mini Iron Chef Challenge
I am no disciple of June Dally-Watkins but I was completely gobsmacked and slightly revolted when judge George Columbaris licked his knife tonight while tasting Sam and Manu Feidel’s dishes. I mean doesn’t he realise he is on national TV? What next picking his nose or belching after he eats?
Anyway tonight it turned into a mini iron chef cook off between last nights winner Sam, and Bilson’s chef Manu Feidel. However on the line was an opportunity to leap straight into the last week of the series. However why would you want to do that? You would miss out on all the fun and learning experience of being on the series.
Sam and Manu had to produce a boudin of whiting with beurre blanc sauce. Sam was given a 30 minute head start, and Manu was helpful in giving pointers, but Sam was never going to get to rejoin his honeymoon.
Even though it was obvious to the judges who had cooked each plate, I thought it was good it was a blind tasting. Something that I think should be introduced when all the contestants are cooking, as it would stop any biases the judges may have.
Sam lost on points to Manu but it was a good effort.
The only other Masterchef contestant to speak today is Chris Badenoch the beer merchant. Does this mean he was the only one saying anything intelligent on the Manu V Sam showdown? For those who were wondering what a beer merchant actually does check out his site www.beermasons.com. It seems like a pretty good career. I bet he could tax write off a trip to Germany or Belgium or in fact anywhere except Saudi Arabia the lucky sod.
After watching tomorrow night’s preview I am concerned about the team members being involved in some voting off scenario. Could this turn into some Survivor type fiasco where the strongest cooks are voted off first?