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MasterChef Australia: Finals Fever

MasterChef Australia is everywhere today and everyone has an opinion on the show here are some links to some interesting yarns on the show.

Grab Your Fork has an hilarious post on how to hold your own MasterChef Australia finale party. Anyone who has watched most or all of the show should read it.

The Punch has an article by a feminist writer which says she thought the girls would win.

The Australian has an article where Poh had a mini prima donna moment as a make up artist. She has a few strings to her bow, make-up artist, painter, cook, and actress. I think that maybe we all thought she went on MasterChef Australia to promote her art, however I am starting to think she really wanted a role on Neighbours.

The Daily Telegraph has an article where Julie Goodwin says she deserves to be in the finals and that the reason why Chris Badenoch was eliminated was because it was judged on the food of the night.

The Courier Mail has an article which says Chris Badenoch has been bankrupt twice in his life.

In an interview in TV Week with Justine she said she would like Julie to win. Also here is an interview Justine had with  Who Magazine

Here is the TV Week interview with Julia. Also here is Julia’s interview with Who Magazine.

Have yet to see any interviews with Chris or Sam.  Interesting.


1 Jacqui { 07.18.09 at 10:01 pm }

The newspapers will be empty and not worth reading once masterchef finishes! Application is also up for series 2 for people interested applying!

2 Kyvyny { 07.18.09 at 10:20 pm }

“Goodwin says she deserves to be in the finals and that the reason why Chris Badenoch was eliminated was because it was judged on the food of the night.”

No, Chris would still be in if it was judged on the food. He was out because Donna Hay didn’t like all his meat being shades of brown, as meat tends to. But brown chocolate cake that’s barely done compared to the stuff at Coles, that’s just gorgeous. Lick your book page kind of stuff.

If he managed to cook some tutti-frutti coloured meat, he’d be in the finals. More so if he just stood there in front of the judges with a big coy grin every now and then and served them only one plate instead of the challenge’s three for the night.

But she’s right, she deserves to be in the finals because they can market a book better with her face and “battler” story since it will be recipes picked by Donna Hay and ripped from Woman’s Day.

3 BB { 07.19.09 at 12:24 am }

Chris| interview|5th July| (30 sec)

4 AM { 07.19.09 at 1:55 am }

chris was never a consistent cook, his mood and his verbal vision of his beer bar was always consistent, that’s what fooled you

5 Reality Raver { 07.19.09 at 9:16 am }

BB – thanks for that link that is great.

AM – Interesting you say that about Chris, by the end I thought he was a bit one dimensional in his cooking. A vegetarian challenge would have completely thrown him.

Jacqui – give it a month or so and Australian Idol will be filling the papers.
Kyvyny – So correct brown meat equals bad, and brown chocolate equals good. LOL.

6 Aussie-Chinese Home Cook { 07.19.09 at 1:51 pm }

From the newpaper link:

Round 1: identify the flavours in a beef bourguignon dish
Round 2: invention test – cook a whole chicken.
Round 3: Matt Moran’s signature dish, a chocolate tart with chocolate half pipe and macaroons accompanied with chocolate sorbet, in two hours.

It looks like round 1 is rolling a dice; round 2 is which chicken looks better on our TV; and round 3 is which finalist melts down the most.

I would prefer to see the finalists cook something of their choice, or host a dinner party for their favourite celebrity chefs/cooks, without the tight time frames. I enjoyed the recipe ideas during the course of the show, but it was painful and off putting to watch the stress and tears, like animals made to perform in a circus

7 sourkraut { 07.19.09 at 6:44 pm }

Aussie Chinese Home Cook
Will round 2 be called friggin chickasee?

8 Injera { 07.19.09 at 7:48 pm }

ACHC – how disappointing! None of those challenges appeal to me at all. A circus, indeed. It’s absolutely ridiculous that the final isn’t them having had time to design and shop for ingredients to prepare their ideal multi-course meal.

Raver – You’re right – I don’t think they ever had a vegetarian challenge, which is a real oversight given the arbitrary nature of some of the challenges. Ah, well, at least I’ll be able to catch up on Project Runway after tonight!