My Kitchen Rules – Those QLD Butchers Need To Go
What was that chicken, bacon and cheese pizza the Queensland butchers dished up on the children’s challenge? It was amateur hour. I have seen better on a Dominos catalogue, and even a Junior Masterchef contestant would have been to embarrassed to serve it.
Tonight’s challenge was cooking for kids at the Children Festival in Sydney. I am not sure how fair the vote was as there was no way everybody was going to be able to taste everything. In these challenges you either have to pitch for the popular vote or create a dish that will ensure the judges won’t put you in the elimination challenge.
Stefania and Daniela, and Esther and Ali pitched for the kids with sweet stuff, whilst the Polish girls campaigned for the more sophisticated palate with the salmon and noodles dish.
Nick and Ann Marie picked their market correctly, as the inner city demographic that turns up at the Children’s Festival would have been well happy their sliders were organic.
Unfortunately for them they underestimated the prep time, and the amount they would need to plate up. Also considering only the beef was organic, can you really call it an organic beef slider? If their marriage can stand up to this competition it should last, this pair get extremely snippy with each other.
Ali and Esther were really smart with their dish of chocolate cream puffs. For a team that said they don’t do kids, they seemed to know what would attract them to their stall. The lollies were a child magnet. They girl coppers must have learnt this in their time working in Child Protection Units. I was surprised they did not win the popular vote.
Mel and James played it safe with Spaghetti and Meatballs but then got bitch slapped by the judges by saying there were not enough skills in the dish. I am on Team Mel for this one – they were cooking and being judged by kids.
The Salmon and noodles dish was well liked, by both parents and kids. I wasn’t surprised by this.
The Tassie girls got great feedback from Manu who said the choux pastry was the most technically difficult dish, and it also tasted fantastic.
Peter said the Ash and Kelli’s chicken Burrito dish was clever, and they nailed the presentation.
Bill and Alex did chicken nuggets with two different sauces, Manu thought they had done a great job with it. I am not sure why that is not seen as being more skilled than the spaghetti and meatballs. Is it because they cooked them in an oven.
Inner city Melbourne hipsters Kane and Lee kofta’s did not get good feedback. They were criticised for flavour, and presentation, including using potentially dangerous skewers.
Stefania and Daniela won the popular vote with their Zippole (doughnuts for the layperson), and they did look great. However considering they were meant to plate it with chocolate sauce, and Stefania burnt the sauce twice, it does seem a bit unfair considering this is meant to be a cooking competition.
There was no surprise to anyone, except Artie and Johnny, they were up for elimination on Wednesday night. Pete said you put on 7 or 8 ingredients together with no thought about flavour. The boys pretended they understood the criticism.
Also you just know that beneath those ingredients on the pizza was BBQ sauce, and for that they deserve to go.