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Masterchef Australia – Masterclass (Open Post)

As usual this is a post for people to comment and/or give running commentary on tonight’s Masterclass episode.

Matt Moran is special guest this week who will inspire homecooks with his hotness. So keep it clean. That last sentence was meant for me.

Have a great weekend everyone, and if you live in the tropics I hate you. And if you live in Sydney you may need to start building an Ark, I know I am.


1 pollywaffle { 06.04.10 at 9:54 pm }

for a moment I read ” creepy pigs tails”

2 pollywaffle { 06.04.10 at 9:55 pm }

has he had a lobotomy recently? ( removes emotion, hmmmm)

3 TDK { 06.04.10 at 9:56 pm }

Try pigs ears boiled, sliced into what they called juliennes? mixed with some saled (damn how do i spell that again? your fault sourkraut) add bit of sour/acidic mix (i’m lost for vocab tonight).

4 Reality Raver { 06.04.10 at 10:00 pm }

Seepi – I think the answer is that it was tasteless.

Pollywaffle and TDK – That guy is going to give me nightmares tonight

5 pollywaffle { 06.04.10 at 10:03 pm }

pooper scooper anyone?

6 TDK { 06.04.10 at 10:04 pm }

I find him slightly endearing.
He’s lack of usage for prepositions, verbs, adjectives, and whathaveyous is quite funny.

7 pollywaffle { 06.04.10 at 10:04 pm }

watch out SawXXXXVVVV, Matt and Fergie could easily get a horror franchise going

8 TDK { 06.04.10 at 10:07 pm }

What’s the point of getting meat lovers to eat vegetarian dish other than drama?!!

9 pollywaffle { 06.04.10 at 10:11 pm }

they too probably needed a couple of bottle of burgundy ( sub slab of VB/T) to participate

10 Anon { 06.04.10 at 10:14 pm }


Kepr expecting someone to wander through in forensic scrubs

Now that we have indulged the carnivors time for the vegetarians. Why not go one step further and prepare a vegan meal??

11 Jenny Draut { 06.04.10 at 11:33 pm }

I missed tonight Ep, can someone quickly give me the load down??

what did Matt teach? and who got the most airtime???

12 Suzanne { 06.04.10 at 11:36 pm }

Thanks everyone – that was some bew-ti-ful commentary from the best amata bloggers in Oztraylia.
I always thought quesadillias were a quick after-school snack food, but then I don’t usually use fresh spanner crab in them either.

Rusty – I think your 90 yo mother should have her own reality tv show.

13 Reality Raver { 06.05.10 at 9:22 am }

Jenny – you did not miss much in fact I found the episode rather boring.

George cooked fiddly homemade chlorophyll ravioli, with potato filling, served on buttered leeks, with a fiddly fried potato garnish on top.

Matt Moran did a crab and corn quesadilla ( again who is going to shell a crab to use it in a quesadilla?), He also did a tart.

Then it was on to some weird head to toe chef, who looked a bit freaky, Matt Preston went on for the ride on that one.

I think the contestants got a equal amount of air time though Marion appears to get a lot more close ups. But that was at the beginning of the show.

14 Mama'sMilk { 06.05.10 at 9:34 am }

I’m hoping that Matt Moran can maintain his credibility. Poor old Curtis lost it for me with his family dinner challenge comments and saying that he wasn’t blown away.

I saw 3 pre-schoolers simultaneously eating the same food at the same table for THREE COURSES and no-one had thrown anything, burst into tears or refused some item of food because it was the wrong colour ….in my book that’s the most mind-blowing episode this whole series!

But I digress … what is this obsession with offal? And high fat food? Can I start another conspiracy and suggest that the government is secretly sponsoring this programme in the hope that people will die of heart attacks before they touch their super…

How about some really tricky dishes, like how to make food taste good and still be low fat / low GI / gluten free /non-dairy … these are all things that top restaurants are expected to have on their menus for patrons who might not feel like eating pigs’ ears. And they are expected to taste good too.

Don’t even get me started about what I’m about to do next weekend for a kid’s birthday party; no nuts, no red or yellow food colouring, no choking hazards for the under 3’s, no wheat, no dairy (thanks to one kid who blows up like a balloon if she gets milk on her skin!) Oh and it has to taste good for the 20 adults too

Maybe we need a spin-off “The Real MasterChefs of Australia” …

15 rusty { 06.05.10 at 12:31 pm }

Mama’s Milk

perhaps you are more tuned this this place than Masterchef?

Certainly makes a change from George’s “love” butter.

16 pollywaffle { 06.05.10 at 3:49 pm }

Rusty, your Mum sounds like a potential Golden Girl ( they’re in demand right now)

The ‘dead rat on a stick’ G creation would have been ‘interesting’ as deck food on the SS Boganorama…. not sure even the seagulls would have been up to it

17 auds { 06.05.10 at 4:27 pm }

I thought the “ravioli” dish looked terrible. Mashed starch, wrapped in green starch, topped with fried starch.


18 Real doc { 06.05.10 at 4:50 pm }

Fergus Henderson apparently has had surgery for Parkinson’s disease. It’s a condition that can affect facial expression.

19 Reality Raver { 06.05.10 at 4:57 pm }

Real Doc – that would explain it then.

20 Jenny Draut { 06.05.10 at 5:45 pm }

thanks for the recap.

Mama’s Milk
LOL, and it got me thinking…Hmmmmmm


thanks for the link…. real gold for the Japanese Chef, I do think that some people go out to eat and tend to waste food, if you dont really like what you order then say something and dont go back to the joint, i reckon its more about again some people just have bad habits…

i know its gonna sound so cliche, think about places where people go hungry on a daily basis

21 { 06.05.10 at 6:45 pm }

Fergus Henderson is great, I saw him on a Bourdain prog a while ago but this is interesting…
Regards MC, the editors didn’t even show us Adam and Jonathons brains on the initial mystery box show so why ere they chosen to go? And yes other than FH the masterclass was boring as batshit(whatever that saying means) and they did a quesadilla last year on Masterclass and its annoys how George pontiricates like their instructions are the only way to cook…
and regards conspiracy theories, go to Food Inc…great doco
And Sharnee seemed to have got Joanne to do her make up tonight didn’t she?

22 Mama'sMilk { 06.05.10 at 10:16 pm }

thanks Real Doc … our household was debating Parkinson’s vs. chronic anti-psychotic use. But the deep brain stimulation would explain it.

23 seepi { 06.05.10 at 11:56 pm }

On not eating up in restaurants : I got told off by the little old german waitress at a German restaurant for not finishing off my self-serve salad bar salad. My friend loved it – he thought it was really down-home and cute, and took everyone he knew there, and warned them to polish their plates. I was careful to dish out less salad on future visits…

24 Ben { 06.06.10 at 6:20 pm }

hey is that a food processor that george puts the flour into to make the pasta dough

25 { 06.06.10 at 7:49 pm }

For more Maggie Beer…SBS 7.30 tonight

26 Reality Raver { 06.06.10 at 8:05 pm }

Whirlpool – Also great article in the Sun Herald magazine on Maggie Beer also.

27 Buzz { 06.06.10 at 8:54 pm }

Sun nite show … Is Johnathon trying to macho it up? Bad look for a cook, much more suited to a alcoholic wife-beater. Maybe he’s responding to public feedback on his effeminite manner. Any thoughts on why Joanne keeps scrunching up her face? It’s almost endearing.

28 { 06.06.10 at 10:52 pm }

Sunday night show..22 minutes in and I think its offal, all the ‘invention’ dishes looked pathetic to me…how inventive is steak and potatoes on a plate? Matthew should have won-kidney pate is certainly inventive

29 sourkraut { 06.07.10 at 12:08 am }

missed the ep and finally saw the tape 2nite.
Some brief illiterate half sentence comments follow.
Still More italian…
Steaming green splat
double oh flour… is it licenced to kill (by heart atatcks)?
spud ravi …MEH!
Spud paper shredder .. acme or ajax, handy dandy or jiffy whiffy, but wait if you ring up and buy one now I’ll throw in 50million copies of the Julie’s cookbook which cant be shifted from the shelves,?
mashed spud nipples
2 green splat spud ravi and some leek at least a $350 dish at Harrys cafe de wheels. (for you Melbournites its a Sydney late night haute cuisine diner)
Mexican and severe DISAPOINTMENT, Not a single AREEBA from G but GOOD ON YOU MC for going away from ENDLESS French/Italian.
But Matt
USING PRE-MADE TORTILLAS! tsk tsk, were they official sponsors?
Wot’s a quail dolmuther?
Offal man.. cook us a pigs a%$e
glad I missed it