My Kitchen Rules – New Teams Did Not Add New Energy To the Show
Has Channel Seven decided to wave the bland wand over My Kitchen Rules as I thought tonight was decidedly dull. Maybe because I had expected to get out of this sober version of Come Dine With Me Australia, and into the Masterchef Australia part of the show.
It has been a bit like running a marathon and thinking you are one kilometre from the end, and then being told you have another 15 kms to go.
Tonight it was the second NSW team of Ben and Deb turn to cook, and they certainly had access to some amazing ingredients. Also helped that a mate of his delivered the saltbush fed lamb from Narromine. But with over one million people watching the show it was great publicity for him.
I was wondering/hoping the stress of just newly dating and being on a reality TV should would give us an Amazing Race type arguement. Ben seemed like a nice guy but was easily distracted and was off chopping wood and giving whip cracking demonstrations, whilst Deb kept on going in the kitchen and clearing up. This reminds me why I have no interest in being a cougar because of the maturity level of young guys. (For the record – here is a guest post I did on why I would not want to be a cougar at Kidspot.com)
The other new contestants are:
- Veronica and Shadi who are a married Lebanese and Italian QLd
- Holly and Grace who are best friends from WA
- Matt and Melissa are happily divorced from South Australia.
- Rowan and Sophia who are workmates from Victoria.
Their menu appeared to be achievable in the time frame given as entree and dessert can all be prepared, however I could not understand why there was a 90 minute gap between entree and main.
The menu was:
- Smoked Trout with Labne;
- Saltbush lamb with Fondant Potatoes;
- Creme Caramel.
Manu thought the trout was a bit pasty, and salty. Pete thought the portion was too big for a restaurant. Pete Evans thinks the blood line on the trout is offensive. First world problems Pete, first world problems.
The saltbush lamb was burnt in places and their was no jus, because Ben had burnt the crap out of it. However I thought they should have been given some extra point for using a pipe cut up to plate up the lamb.
There were some low scores tonight with the SA team scoring them 5/10
WA team scored them 5/10.
QLD scored them 7/10
Vic – 4/10
Was this the worst meal served on the show thus far? Judging by Manu and Pete’s scores it would indicate it was.The entree Manu gave a 4 and Pete 3.
The scores for the lamb were three from Manu and four from Pete. However better scores for dessert Pete and Manu both gave it a seven.
They got a grand total of 49. Wow their head is definitely on the chopping block. They are either going to have to hand out a lot of ones to the other teams or this pair will be eliminated.