Masterchef Australia – Chelsea Eliminated Is Dani The Culprit?
“It is the only thing that lights that fire in my belly” says Chelsea talking about cooking. Alex will be thrilled to hear that.
Chelsea, Rachel and Ellie were up for elimination in a pressure test after plating a particularly hideous looking smoked octopus. To be fair on them has anyone ever seen smoked octopus on a menu?
Tonight was the pressure test on “on steroids”. The dish was to be cooked without a recipe and with out the ingredients being given to you. It was sweet and sour with fried rice.
The first hurdle was picking the protein. Chelsea picked pork loin, and Ellie followed. Rachel went for the pork shoulder.
Gary was running around say are you sure it is not sweet and sour chicken or veal? Seriously who has ever heard of sweet and sour veal? Rachel had picked the right one.
The peanut gallery helped out Chelsea. I just think it is unfair, considering Dani was micro managing from the balcony. They told her she had the wrong rice, and was telling her how to cook it.
Chelsea wasn’t tasting her sauce and ended up not having much of it.
Rachel’s sauce and rice was fine, but her browning off the pork before frying it was a stuff up. Why did she do this?
Ellie’s sweet and sour was great, but the judges did not like the over powering taste of soya sauce on her fried rice.
Chelsea’s sweet and sour did not have much sauce. George did not like the pork he thought it was tough and dry. Matt Preston thought the rice was the best they had had.
The psychoanalysing of the contestants after they had judged the dishes was tedious tonight. The goal was to try get them emotional. Rachel deserves to stay just for not breaking down.
George to Chelsea “Do you suffer from self doubt?”. Gary to Ellie “Will your parents be disappointed in you if you leave nursing?”
Who goes home should just depend on the dish not on personality traits or what the family think.
Chelsea was eliminated so finally someone else might get some camera time. However she probably one of the more charismatic contestants.
Chelsea is following her food dream…
“I’m working at an Italian restaurant called Donnini’s in Carlton, where I come in to the kitchen in the morning and make pasta and work the floor during the night time,” Chelsea said. “I’ve also started my own company where I cater small events. Life is great at the moment.”
Dani at least had the decency to look a little shamefaced when she found out Chelsea had gone, and said next time there was a friend in the kitchen she might not give so much advice. She was a definite accessory to Chelsea’s elimination.