Masterclass Australia – How Many Anomalies In That Taste Test?
“I came here to cook,” said Marion. I was hoping that she was implying that when/if she is eliminated that she will go on her cooking and not like she Courtney did and be eliminated because she over elaborated on an ingredient.
So Marion teared up and handed in her immunity idol, which I bet her fellow contestants are pretty happy about.
If she hadn’t handed it in I probably would have been screaming about a conspiracy that the dish in the taste test, a Thai Green Curry, which with her thai heritage would give her a huge advantage in the challenge.
Or maybe they put it in so she would be kicking herself for handing in the pin. Winning the immunity pin is a much better prize than being taken out of the competition and placed as unpaid labour in some restaurant. Something I am sure Season 1 contestant Julia Jenkins would agree with. However she did manage to get a TV show called Delish, which Injera has reviewed on her blog Blah Blog Blah. She makes an excellent point when she writes: What reason do we have – apart from recognising their “celebrity” – to tune in, and to trust their advice?
Anyway back to tonight’s episode the “I want to take over from Eddie McGuire for unnecessary long drawn out pauses Award” now goes to George Calombaris and Matt Preston. I mean seriously Helen Keller could see the baby corn in the dish.
I also thought there were a few anomalies with the tasting.
First Joanne’s kaffir lime answer. Lucky for her it was only the third ingredient in as she was given the chance to elaborate and she stuttered out kaffir lime leaf. When they turned the judges were thinking we have another 10 minutest to fill. Ironically I realised later that answer probably was correct as there were other kaffir lime parts in the curry.
Speaking of that why did she have to specify thai basil, but not the lime zest was of the Kaffir variety?
Also why wasn’t coconut cream and coconut milk counted as separate ingredients? As the different parts of the kaffir lime plant were.
And seriously George needs to calm down, what was with the “There is a reason why you are one of the top amateur cooks” comment to Joanne when she said there was green chillies in the green curry. I think even the 4 Ingredient disciples would know this.
Poor Jake he guessed wrongly with palm sugar, and was eliminated and I felt extremely sorry for him. However I would put my money on him to be one of the few contestants from this year who will actually open an eating establishment. His fish burger shack is a great idea and extremely achievable.
UPDATE: Also just read in the Daily Telegraph that Rick Stein has offered him work experience at his South Coast restaurant Bannisters.