MasterChef Australia – Easter Show Challenge – Did It Matter What The Food Tasted Like?
I could not understand why Sandra was getting her knickers in a twist about not having garlic for the risotto, or Trevor worrying about the amount of stock she was ladling in. Wasn’t the point of the challenge the amount of money you make not what the food actually tastes like? Return customers were not something the teams had to worry about.
I am sure even a half arsed risotto would be one of the tastiest food at the Royal Easter Show whose culinary delights include Dagwood Dogs, nachos with liquid cheese, and overpriced burgers made from frozen beef patties.
The challenge was to use produce bought at the Show to cook and sell on their stall. The team that makes the most money wins an afternoon in the kitchens at three Norton St Leichhardt restaurants see real Italian food being cooked. Living near this precinct I will be interested to see which eating establishments are shown.
One person would be eliminated from the losing team. Chris was the captain of the red team, and Kate for the blue team.
The Red team used Justine’s good looks to get a good deal for the lamb. They were doing lamb skewers with yoghurt sauce, cheesy rice balls, and toffee apples.
The blue team were behind from the start, hand chopping lamb into mince for kofta, and just general lack of organisation skills which resulted in chaos. Kate did not take control, by giving direction nor did she appear to do much work. She also needed to let Sam know he was not the captain.
The red team was a well oiled machine, except for Aaron who kept on stuffing up batch after batch of toffee. Just a minor defence – he was being bossed around by everyone else to do things, so he was not able to keep an eye on the toffee.
However you knew if the red team lost he would have been the one that would have been eliminated. But when are the teams going to wise up and NOT vote off the dud chef. Personally with a $100,000 first prize I would be keeping the Kate’s and the Aaron’s in. They are not going to be able to win the competition.
Predictably the red team won easily, and it is looking like Kate or Sandra will be the one to go.
Oh and if you do care what the food tasted like tonight – The judges George Colombaris, and Gary Mehigan thought the kofta and lamb skewers were good, but the risotto not so great.