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Masterchef Australia Vignettes – Julie Goodwin and Gary Mehigan

Last year’s winner of Masterchef Australia Julie Goodwin new cooking show will be starting this Saturday at 5.30pm on Channel Nine. Apparently the format will be Julie with one special guest a week. This week it will be Gyton Grantley who will be hosting a new show called The Real Hustle.

She will cook on the first episode slow-cooked lamb shanks, chicken noodle soup and chocolate fondant.

In the Sydney Morning Herald she defends her home style cooking.

“[My] cooking is home cooking, the sort of thing I hope people want to cood for tea, or cook for their friends or their family,” she says.

The articles also says her career continues to thrive. She has been signed up to promote women’s plus-size fashion franchise Autograph, and she has filmed a segment for Getaway.

Speaking of thriving careers, Gary Mehigan continues to be busy with his restaurant Fenix re-opening, and also the filming of Junior Masterchef, but he talk to TV Week about how the pressure to make Masterchef even better in season 3.

The article said:

There’s a bit of pressure to come up with fabulous challenges and ideas for next season,” judge Gary Mehigan says. “There’s nothing like a bit of pressure – and from other shows, too, like My Kitchen Rules  – to put a rocket up and see what we come up with.”

With applications for the third season already open, Gary says he’s been thinking about where he’d like to take the next group of contestants on the now de rigueur overseas trip.

“I thought, ‘How can you top Paris?'” he reveals. “But I was thinking New York, or Santiago, or Buenos Aires, or India!”

Gary is quick to argue against a fourth judge on the panel – a la Anna Gare on upcoming spin-off Junior Masterchef – and notes we’re unlikely to see the judges tone down their theatrics. His personal wish is that the series follow a more altruistic path.

“I’d like to see something that really strikes at the heart chords,” he says. “Something really good that we do as a bunch of contestants and judges.”

Well Gary if you want good ideas for next season, this blog’s readers have come up with some crackers on this blog post.


1 brain dead dave { 08.03.10 at 2:00 pm }

Julie did the lamb skanks on Today this morning,causing an ex leading political figure to describe them as looking like the remains of a deposed Labor leader.

To me they looked like lamb shanks in a glaze of Vegemite. Cumbersome and ugly. Julie’s been on a such a roll for at least three weeks now.

Yet Ch 9 are milking their cra$$cow for all it’s worth.

2 Reality Raver { 08.03.10 at 2:57 pm }

BDD – I always forget to watch her. Hopefully I can watch on her online later today.

3 brain dead dave { 08.03.10 at 3:51 pm }

Julie’s signature dishes:

Arterichokes, Clog au Vein, Fatatouille, Lardsagna,Beef Unwellingtons .

4 My Big Fat Arse { 08.04.10 at 12:55 am }

Oh, do post a picture of yourself, BDD!

You’re such a connoiseur of the female form, you must be a total Love God yourself!

5 brain dead dave { 08.04.10 at 9:44 am }

*I’m not a reality TV contestant…they’re fair game.
*I’m not fat
*I can spell “connoisseur”
* I’m not a Love God…being an atheist.

6 Culinary Boner { 08.04.10 at 11:54 am }

“Fatatouille” has a different meaning in Boner’s world….now, what was that you were saying, Beavis?

7 brain dead dave { 08.04.10 at 12:41 pm }

Julie’s lamb shank “pois” were to die from, Boner. I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to Getaway from one asap. A lot of sweat goes into her work.