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Masterchef Australia Season Two – Sneak Peek Of Contestants

I copied this sneakpeek from TV Aus Cast it shows the top 50 contestants, and possibly some of the top 24.

Now what have we got? Mature contestants – tick, cute ladies – tick, hot looking guys – fail, but there was a glimpse of Matt Moran. However hopefully it was all just in the editing, and there will be as nice looking guys in the series. Well seriously it is not like we get to taste the food.

It looks like Donna Hay is guesting, as is Neil Perry. This will not be the last time I say this, but Neil cut your freaking pony tail off. 

Getting very excited about the new series, it will be starting towards the end of April.


1 Anon { 03.26.10 at 1:03 pm }

Lots of crying as well!

2 themolk { 03.26.10 at 1:07 pm }

It hurts so much to watch this promo, because:
a) It’s so good; &
b) MasterChef season two looks as awesome as, if not more than, season one.

WOW. If you need me, I’ll be in front of the telly curled up in a ball, rocking, until it’s on.

3 CG { 03.26.10 at 1:19 pm }

The guy on the left with the glasses is already annoying me.

I hope Donna Hay is used in moderation. We need more female chef / judge participation but Donna Hay is not he answer. Bring on some real chefs…not food stylists.

4 CG { 03.26.10 at 1:46 pm }

Is the mums and over-40 demographic more important in Australia than the 18-35 demographic bracket that US advertisers covet for their willingness to switch brands and lifetime spending potential?

Maybe it is the oligopolistic nature of most Australian product segments (Coles/Woolies, 5 major banks, 3 major telecoms, etc.). Or maybe it is just these cooking shows where the older “mumsy” demographic is more important given so much advertising revenue seems to come from Coles, Woolies and food and household product companies?

This would explain Julie winning MC season 1 and the reappearance of Donna Hay?

5 Reality Raver { 03.26.10 at 2:20 pm }

CG – Must be the demographic they are going for here are this years sponsors -Coles, Campbell’s and Fonterra are returning for the 2010 season, with two new principal sponsors in Handee Ultra and Sunbeam.

I think someone very different will win it this year, as they won’t want the suburban mum to win again.

ANON – crying is de rigeur.

The Molk – Mate I hope you can hold it together until April. LOL

6 Culinary Boner { 03.26.10 at 3:51 pm }

Oh no, not Donna Bloody Hay!
This show worked mainly because it used top-level restuarant chefs and food critics, not mumsy home-cooks of muffins and scones.

7 Anonymous { 03.26.10 at 7:11 pm }

Culinary Boner – I completely agree. But I must say, with the crowning of Julie and the endless free passes they gave her last year, I was expecting this… Such a shame, I had high hopes… Three cheers to celebrating mediocrity…

Oh well, there’s always have the foodie shows on SBS/ABC etc!

8 Kyvyny { 03.27.10 at 12:34 am }

Something’s up since it looks like Donna Hay is serving some chocolate. And you all know how much she detests brown food.

9 Sourkraut { 03.28.10 at 6:15 pm }

Who were/are the “top level chefs and food critics”?

10 Culinary Boner { 03.29.10 at 10:15 am }

Hi Sourkraut
Pretty much anyone who isn’t primarily a home-cooking specialist/writer and especially Donna Hay, the Queens of quince paste and verjuice, Maggie Beer and Stephanie Alexander, and the other odds and sods from daytime tele like Mr Sausage Fingers, Iain Hewitson, and that guy with the bouffant.

I thought that proven chefs like George K, Gary M, Matt Moran and that Balmain patisserie guy along with a critic like Matt the Fat, brought the sort of culinary rigour to MCA that is missing from most other reality TV cook shows, with the exception of Top Chef.

11 sourkraut { 03.29.10 at 2:21 pm }

Dont know the others but you’ve lost me with splat matt. especially after his series of ads!
Guess its all a matter of taste. I’m happy to see new food prepared, but when someone like Badenoch or The SA couple (first pair) tried it they got shat on by the judges, so instead we get dressed up bloody CUSTARD (forgawsakes) which wins great acclaim in MKR final, as well as the inevitable bloody italian pasta and bloody boring grilled fish.
What i’m trying to say in my own ignorant way is that just because a twenty cent sized piece of food is served up on a 500mm diameter plate with some arty farty sauces on it does not necessarily make it more tastily eatable (edible) than something out of the 80s or earlier.
I agree about Donna hay and have still not forgiven her for panning chris b in the herd instinct judgement, but I disagree about Maggie B, I had much enjoyment from the show and tried SOME of the recipes which i thoroughly enjoyed. I still dont know what bloody verjuice is so cant comment on that.
As to Matt M I suspect there is a lot more to do with sex appeal than cooking. I watched his show on the 2 restaurants competing and quite often I thought he picked the wrong one.
Trouble is whoever you get we are all human with personal biasses and as the old saying goes “you cant please everyone all the time’
Best judge if we could get him would be Chen Kenichi, but as Masterchef seems to only produce French and Italian chefs (BORING BORING BORING) maybe he would not be so good. As I said b4 I would like to see some decent Asian chefs who are NOT bloody drama queens on the comp.
Thus endeth the epistle!

12 Anonymous { 10.09.10 at 8:28 pm }