My Kitchen Rules – The Format Seems A Little Unfair
Finally two women chef judges on TV at one time. Was this the My Kitchen’s Rulesnod to International Women’s Day yesterday. Karen Martini and Jacquie Gowan both were guest judges with Tobie Puttock and Guy Grossi, and they were great additions to the show.
Rumour was the Jacquie was a judge in the pilot with Manu Feidel but it was decided to go with the Pete and Manu combination.
Maybe be I am not paying enough attention but I am totally confused by the format of the show. Did Mossy and Gabby line up against Holly and Grace because they were in opposing groups, or was it because they had the second and third highest score from the home restaurants?
I think it is a bit unfair that the top four teams are not judged against each other. Also in fact it is even more unfair because if it was done like final’s footy and CG suggested and the top teams should have gone against the bottom four teams. As they are all in sudden death eliminations. So the top four teams are going head to head with the loser to be eliminated.
Would Holly and Grace still be in if they went against Tania and Gen, or Matt and Mel? I think they would be.
Anyway here is a few observations on the episode:
- Minus ten points for the blatant Coffee Club advertising. I noted neither team drank it;
- I see the 80’s are back in a big way in cuisine with the art nouvelle plating of the girls entree, and Mossy using sundried tomatoes
- I liked the flavour combinations in the girls entree, but thought there was way to much goats cheese, and not sure there needed to be garlic it it. The beetroot looked inedible, Holly clearly had some brain explosion when she tasted it and declared it perfect.
- Cooking risotto on a cooking show is like trying to sing Celine Dion on Idol, risky and very rarely pulled off. The critics thought the girls porcini risotto was good, However Paul from SA thought it just tasted off salt.
- Mossy’s and Gabe’s stuffed chicken thighs was thought to be a bit dull and Karen Martini proclaimed that tomato sauce and asparagus don’t go together. I am not sure what the fresh pasta was going to add to the dish.
- Manu and Pete I have to disagree with you I think cream enhances everything. Mossy and Gabe coconut pie with all it’s accoutrements looked sensational.
Holly and Grace were eliminated, losing by one point. I bet they wished they had landed in the bottom half of the competition to have given themselves a better chance at going further in the competition.