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MasterChef Australia – Julie V Adrian Richardson

Look I have got to be honest I found this episode excitement was limited to waiting to find out what Julie did to her hand. Whilst she was cooking there was no bandage,  but then cut to her direct to camera chats and there she is waving a heavily bandaged appendage around.

At one stage I thought she must have sliced it, as when she was deboning the lamb and her knife work looked a tad dangerous which did result in a nick.

Tonight Julie was up against Adrian Richardson, the Melbourne Chef/Owner of La Luna. A chef who apparently knows his meat.

The challenge was a rolled loin of lamb with a potato gallette with a spinach ball. Julie was only given a 10 minute head start.

Since it the episode was so dull I lost concentration and thought there is only a week and a half left, when are they going to have a full ‘restaurant’. They built it in as part of the set when are they going to use?

Adrian gave a masterclass in butcher, and reckons he has a special relationship with dead carcasses. He can see lines on them where he should cut them, and they also talk to him. Julie was relaxed and did quite well, however she did grab a hot frypan handle which resulted in her bandaged hand.

In the judging George complained about the lack of sauce on the dish of Adrian’s. This is not the first time he has made this complaint. Julie scored 24 out of 30 and Adrian beat her with a 27.

The challenge was irrelevant this week, as you knew they were not going to let her win, as it would muck up what they have planned over the next 10 days.


1 sourkraut { 07.07.09 at 11:25 pm }

Guess its a matter of taste but its also getting tiresome, there are other countrie’s cuisines which are as good as or better than french and variety is the spice of life, so in the next series let’s see some different foods. at least tonight’s offering looked really yummy and i wish i had smellevision so that at least while not being able to taste the food to make a judgement, i would theoretically then be able to smell it which is half the sensory delight.
noticed superP was the sole non good-luck hugger as J set off
Arrived at cheffery and the usual gabble gabble (fire is life etc) then Geo unable to resist sneaks a LOOOONG sideways and upwards glance to the balcony where superP was cunningly disguised in a mini skirt. (eggnishner must have been too high?)

Cooking cooking,coooking. Wait, wot that? J’s left hand is bandaged, 2 seconds later its not. Great work editors!
Adrian what’s so hard about rolling up a thin layer of meat? My mother used to do it with great ease when she prepared yummy rouladen. I Agree that butchering the lamb is V DIFFICULT
Sarah youve displayed mathematical skills beyond…. wotever. quote” J’s plate is no 1 so………. Adrian’s plate is no 2″ YEP its Hollywood for you!
The judging
RAVE reviews for dish 1 and virtually no criticism. so how come no 9s???
Enter dish 2 OOOOHS and AAAAAAAAAhhhhs from the highly intelligent jedges. We would not guess what they have realised. Anyway just to keep the tension, some negative remarks about dish 2. So how come 2 ,9s?. Still geo had to get revenge for J’s previous cheeky replies and showed her a mean spirited 7! Pity J meekly said thanks Geo. Guess its too close to the business end of the comp for her to have said “get knotted Geo”
Well I said it b4 and i’ll say it again this APPEARS rigged. Lucky Luke gets his comp chef to help him win and then scored less total points than Julie in both her times. He goes through and she doesn’t. Yeah. Cmon how dumb do you think 50% of the audience is?

2 Injera { 07.07.09 at 11:46 pm }

sourkraut – I must now be immune to Poh. To think, I used to notice her every scarf wrapped tightly ’round her clearly very temp-sensitive neck, while wondering aloud “why – if she’s so damn cold – is she wearing a sleeveless top/t-shirt/mini?”, but now? Nothing. Not a blip! Although that’s not to say that I wasn’t alert to the trend-setting nature of her make-up technique, which I noticed on a young woman whilst on my market jaunt this morning. The Poh – her influence is wide.

Just wondering, since Julie not only had to cook, but fully BONE and STUFF the lamb, she only got a 10 minute start on the chef. Isn’t at least 15 minutes the standard head start? Would a last little smidge of consistency have killed them?

3 Chefette { 07.08.09 at 12:00 am }

It’s common knowledge Poh wears the scarf to cover the love bites 😉 And that skirt of hers tonight is Twitter-trending. God she’s entertaining…

4 Sooty { 07.08.09 at 12:06 am }

RR – Julie picked up the frying pan forgetting it was coming out of the oven after X minutes at 190% or something like that – ie metal handle really hot. It was close to the end of her time, ten minutes to go or less. She stuck her hand under a running tap for two secs and then plugged on, occasionally going ouch. It must have been murder. They must have bandaged her up after she finished her presentation ( I was obssessively checking for bandages) while the judges were making their comments.

5 Sleepy { 07.08.09 at 1:19 am }

What was the point of Julie winning tonight if there’s only one week left after this? Would shehave missed this week’s masterclass?
I love Poh’s facial expressions.

6 Bj { 07.08.09 at 1:44 am }

Lets be honest, justine and poh were more entertaining to watch than julie was!

7 Daisy { 07.08.09 at 7:38 am }

Julia v Adrian? err, Julie v Adrian me thinks………..

8 Injera { 07.08.09 at 2:47 pm }

RR – I’d completely forgotten about the restaurant! They seemed to make such a big deal about that in the beginning. Perhaps they’re now hoping that everyone’s forgotten about it. Or maybe they really needed an enormous space to contain the cogitations of those judges.