My Kitchen Rules – The High Achievers Failed
I must confess I had expected the high achievers from Victoria to be brain surgeons or astrophysicists, but maybe My Kitchen Rules producers think any professional job is high achieving. Well they may be high achievers in the day to day life but really leaving two bags behind at the check out was pretty stupid.
I was surprised the Coles, Ash had to rush back to was so close. He only lost 30 minutes of prep time. I had always thought that the couples were taken to the nicest looking Coles in their city to ensure the sponsors were kept happy. Or maybe the clocks were fiddled.
The other thing that was disappointing was Ash’s announcement he had anger issues at the beginning of the episode, but then there was no cataclysmic scene where he loses it. Unless you count him mounting the car on the gutter after he drove home from Coles a second time.
The Victorian menu was reliant on a lot of components setting within the allotted time frame and they didn’t have any of those Masterchef fancy gadgets to help them achieve this.
The entree was Gorgonzola panacotta with tomatoes and speck, main was roast rack of lamb stuffed with feta served with mushroom ragu and peas, and dessert was peanut brittle with banana parfait.
The entree looked very professional, and I was perplexed by Manu’s complaint that there was not enough seasoning in it. It was filled with cheese for chrissake how much saltier can you get. By the way how sexy is the way Manu Feildel says the word sexy? It should be mandatory that he says it five times an episode.
Pete Evans said the gorgonzola was overpowered by the parmesan.
The lamb was a debacle. Ash undercooked it and it was blue or raw. In fact I wonder if he actually turned the oven on.
Kerry the mum from WA was actually “Terrified” by it. It was raw not alive. However it did look inedible. Tip for future contestants buy a meat thermometer.
The dessert was spectacular and very current with its mix of salt and sweet, and was popular with everyone.
Tas gave a 6, WA gave a 6, SA gave a 7, Qld gave a 5, NSW boys gave a 7 for a total of 31/50. The urban hippy Queenslanders obviously were not feeling the love.
Manu gave the entree 7, he gave the main a 6 as his lamb was cooked, and dessert he gave an 8.
Pete gave the entree a 5, he gave the main a 4, and for dessert a 9.
They got a grand total of of 70 which is currently one point behind the Qld urban hippies. Ash was not happy and as seen from the previews they start playing the game. I do hope a team gives another team one point only, just because they can. That would expose the flaw in the judging system.