My Kitchen Rules – The Show Is Amping Up
Tonight was the episode that morphs the show from Come Dine With Me into Masterchef Australia for the teams, and it appears this season they have amped up the challenges by taking it out of the studio kitchen for some of the episodes.
Like Masterchef, they are pinching ideas for challenges from Top Chef.
Tonight the teams had to cater for a street party and the twist was they had to cook in one of the residents house. I loved the way they tried to make it look random, but everyones kitchen was pristine, and with benches bare.
Also they only had two hours to cook. The good news for the two NSW teams they have been given immunity this week as scored the most points in their respective groups for their home restaurants. I wonder if the boys used it as an opportunity to chat up the attractive Polish girls. So wanting a MKR romance this year.
However, the team that has the worst dish tonight will have to go in a cook off against the worst team from tomorrow nights challenge.
Also the judges told the teams there were to be five savoury dishes and four desserts, and as usual no one really wanted to do dessert except the Tasmanian girls. They were instructed by Manu to think Australian, think Summer, think big.
Speaking of Tasmania, Mel and James did not seem as bad as they were previously now we have had a couple of weeks with Kelly and Ash. However she still speaks to James like he is a child.
Stefania is still getting flirty with Manu and Daniela is too laissez faire, and I think that attitude will see them not be in the competition towards the bitter end.
I thought Manu was being unreasonable when he told Mel that in two hours she could have made her own pastry, blind baked the cases and cooked the lemon tarts. There is no way an amateur chef could do that.
Also the Ali and Esther from Tassie got a swipe from Manu about how they should have done more than the brownies in the two hours. As they pointed out they were flat chat.
Artie and Johnnie from Qld had that butchers obsession with stuffing things. This time some lamb mince with sun dried tomatoes and boccaccini. Seriously sun dried tomatoes should be outlawed when they were in every dish and sandwich in the ’80’s.
Ann-Marie and Nick were having a bit of trouble in newly wed paradise, with Ann-Marie getting shirty about his lack of attention to detail. Manu was critical of their chicken schnitzel, however there were kids at the street party and they did need to be catered for.
Donna and Reade skewered and peeled a mountain of prawns, plus made risotto over two hours I thought that was impressive. However Pete Evans criticised them for the rissotto said it goes gluggy once it sits more then five minutes.
Mal and Bec made Bush Spiced Lamb with a Couscous Salad, and they admitted they had made their dish to appeal to the judges.
Kelly and Ash made a rhubarb and strawberry cheesecake which Manu gushed over, so maybe they can cook.
Also Kane and Lee hit some goals with their Turkey Sang Cho Bow, which looked great, but is that hitting the Australian part of the brief?
The twist was the winner would be voted on by the people at the street party, and Mal and Bec won which means they have immunity for the rest of the week.
The worst dish was the dried lamb swags or oversized meatballs by the Qld butchers. That was a no brainer they will be fighting it out in a sudden death play off.