MasterChef Australia – Justine V Julie In The Pressure Test
Did the set designer have an Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut moment tonight in the judges room with all the candles everywhere? Did anyone else expect to see a hooded procession enter the room and start putting masks on the judges? And you know that the cheeky buggers would love that. I could just imagine George Calombaris the master of hyperbole declaring “This is the most important orgy of your life, your representing Australia. Yeah?”
There was an erotic thread throughout the episode with the homoerotic scene where Andre and Sam were being massaged by attractive Chinese women. Andre raised his head (no pun intended) and gave Sam a satisfied smile.
But thankfully MasterChef Australia is more straightforward than Eyes Wide Shut, I still don’t know what that film is about.
Tonight Justine and Julie were head to head in the pressure test. The dish they had to cook was sweet and sour duck with Ho Fun Noodles. They had 30 minutes to produce it in, which was not a lot of time to do the prep and cooking. In the judging it came down to the flavour of Julie’s versus the more slinky but less flavoursome noodles of Justine’s.
Julie who is hitting her stride at the right end of the competition was declared to be safe. However I wasn’t shedding any tears for Justine just yet. I thought the post script which said Justine is looking to do some work experience in a French restaurant just seemed a bit vague. I smell a wildcard re-entry coming on.
Highlight of the episode was the smug look on Chris Badenoch’s face when he realised his biggest competition had just been punted.