My Kitchen Rules – Another Team Goes
Reade said ” Winston Churchill said ‘when going through hell keep going'” I don’t think he was talking about the being on a reality TV cooking show…
Anyhow, tonight was the elimination cook off between Artie and Johnnie, and Donna and Reade. As regular readers will know I thought Stefania and Daniela should have been the ones to be there tonight instead of Donna and Reade.
Tonight there were now more judges in the mix with Tobie Puttock, Karen Martini, Liz Egan, and Guy Grossi as additional judges.
Donna and Reade were not having a good time of it, with Reade having issues with the polenta, and Donna managed to knock over one of her espresso pannacottas.
Artie and Johnnie appeared to be much more relaxed. But they have some weird cooking styles. I agree with Manu that they cooked their prawns in stock powder and this is not a positive thing.
For entree Donna and Reade served up quail with polenta and a grape sauce, and Artie and Johnnie dished up a topsy turvey prawn salad.
Donna and Reade’s dish got better reviews from the judges, particularly because there was a lot more work in their dish.
Main for Donna and Reade was snapper on cannellini beans, zucchinis and zucchini flowers, for Artie and Johnnie it was thai style duck. I thought both looked great.
The snapper was overcooked for most, however Manu got a good piece. Guy thought there was something lack lustre about the dish.
Artie and Johnnies dish was criticised for the mushrooms however the judges were positive about the duck.
I did fell sorry for them as Johnnie were having a disaster with their vanilla ice cream for dessert. They had made fig and pistachio pudding, but had to substitute the ice cream for cream.
Poor Liz Egan got slapped down by Tobie Puttock when she said she would have liked to have had more coffee in the pannacotta. He said he thought it was perfect.
Tobie loved the pudding and gave Artie and Johnnie a 6, Karen gave them a 7, as did Liz. Guy gave them a 7.
Pete also thought the dessert was the highlight from both teams. Manu gave them a 7, and Pete a 7.
For a total of 41.
Donna and Reade scored a 6 from Liz, Guy gave them a 6, Tobie gave them a 5, and Karen gave them a 5. The whole issue behind their scores was lack of technique. Both Manu and Pete gave them a 6. Artie and Johnnie easily beat them to remain in the competition.
I was surprised at how comprehensively the SA couple were beaten.
UPDATE: If you think you have what it takes to be on Season 3 of My Kitchen Rules go the website www.mykitchenrules.com.au to apply.