Masterchef Australia – Matt Moran Bootcamp Or Was It A Wet T-Shirt Competiton?
I am still stunned that in the Matt Moran basic bootcamp challenge there were still people saying to camera “I have not made mayonnaise by hand before” or had not cut up a whole chicken. Seriously wouldn’t they be just some of the things you might practice before going on a cooking show? Particularly the mayo as every year, in every competitive cooking show there is always the judges cracking it if people don’t make their own.
At least everyone had peeled potatoes before, well except for Gemma, who cut herself with a peeler early on in proceedings. I hope it was nerves not incompetence.
The Matt Moran boot camp were three basic skills tests, chopping potatoes into 2 kilos of chips, making mayonnaise, and segmenting a chicken. The bottom five of each challenge were then in a scone cook off. They were paying for the season two balls up of the CWA challenge.
It is great Matt Moran has a permanent position on masterchef particularly if we are going to see him in wet t-shirts. That was a quality viewing experience. However he also does bring levity to proceedings, as George Calombaris does get a bit excitable.
Also props must go to Rachael the 45 year old admin assistant from WA, who in two nights has managed to manhandle Adriano Zumbo, and lay a kiss on Matt Moran. High five girl.
By the time Heston Blummenthal has a guest appearance she will have him in the pantry inhaling nitrous oxide bulbs.
I note next time Matt had to deal with her he stuck his hand out, and she sheepishly said to him she would resist the urge to kiss him. Clearly Matt is not into cougars.
Alex the machinist is right it is good to be in the elimination challenges as he said I have cooked three times most have only cooked once. He has ensured that he has received the most screen time over the last 2 nights and therefore most of the online chatter. He is THE recognisable face of Season 3 Masterchef.
Apart from the cut finger, nothing really dramatic occurred in the three basic skills test. Apart for the rockabilly girl, Danielle Dixon, from Brisbane saying she was going to segment the chicken Matt Moran’s way. Well that WOULD be the smart thing to do, as why else was he demonstrating how to do it.
The elimination challenge was a scone challenge with five to be eliminated.
“You got to get it right, other wise it is not going to work out, and you will have rock cakes.” Hayden the professional life guard said, proving my theory that it is difficult to have a six pack and a high IQ.
Tanja Binggeli the opera language coach was poking was touching her scone mixture like it was a corpse. Her scones looked shocking and she blubbered whilst she was being eliminated.
But she was at least given some air time unlike Craig Pedrola who did not even get a line on camera.
Cindy Harrington, and Elizabeth Hallam were a tad luckier. However I must ask who was the fifth person eliminated, as there are five brunettes with long hair in the house that look exactly the same.
At the moment it is hard to know who is going to get the good and bad edits from the producers. However Alex and Kate Bracks must be happy with the coverage they have got thus far. Rachael is going to be divisive with the audience, and Sun well I suspect she is the first villain of the season.