My Kitchen Rules – South Australian Matt Has A Barney With Manu (Slight Spoiler)
Tomorrow night it is the South Australian teams turn to cook, and this team has turned out to be a tad controversial due to Matt Michaelis being a felon (see previous blog post.).
However it also seems he can get a bit fired up. He apparently has an exchange with Manu Feidel about pear pips, well it is a cooking show.
TV Week writes:
Manu Feidel criticised Matt for not removing the pips from his poached pear dish.
“I told him that if you’re going to leave the stalk, which I did, there’s nothing wrong with leaving the pips,” recalls Matt of the heated discussion, which doesn’t air in its entirety. “He said a professional chef would never leave htem in, so I told him I don’t claim to be a professional chef, I claim to be a cook. I think the term ‘chef’ get bandied around too easily.”
Matt also believes that what Manu – who’s clearly affronted by the exchange – said was a matter of taste, not fact.
“I’ve since spoken to several chefs and they’re split down the middle about removing the pips,” he explains.
Meanwhile, Matt also wasn’t happy with Manu’s verdict on his potatoes. “He said they weren’t cooked but they were, they just weren’t crisp. That’s not a technical fault,” points out the construction co-ordinator.
Could it be Matt dislikes criticism? “I’m happy for the judges to give their critique,” he insists, “but critique has to be open to criticism as well.”
Also if you are wondering if Matt and Melissa may reconcile the answer is no.