Masterchef Australia – Sun Is Eliminated
Hayden showed he is a potential member of Mensa when he realised there were only three fryers and four people cooking. He realised he needed to get one.
Sun showed she was not quite as smart, and had a hissy fit when she realised she could not get her chicken in a fryer when she wanted to. In the end she did have them in a basket to separate them from the other person’s chicken pieces. Interesting enough when Sun was having her meltdown the animosity and lack of sympathy said it all from the Hayden and Billy.
Tonight it was soul food night at Sylvia’s in Harlem. I thought it was a great elimination challenge getting them to cook the Southern American cuisine.
However I thought it was a bit harsh they did not get the recipes for at least some of the dishes.
Matt Moran was back looking dishy in his usual gear after his sartorial slip up of the night before and he was overseeing the challenge. The contestants had to cook four dishes in 90 minutes.
Three were the same and each had to do a different side dish.
So it was BBQ ribs, fried chicken and mac and cheese. Then Hayden had to do okra gumbo, Dani did candied yams, Sun did potato salad, and Billy did collard greens and black eyed peas.
Sun struggled from the get go. She always looked uncomfortable handling meat, and butchered her chicken badly, and then ran out of time. To be fair 90 minutes for four dishes without a recipe was tough.
She didn’t season her potato salad, and under cooked her chicken.
Dani burnt her hand badly but continued going, but did seem to shed her daily bout of tears. She also forgot about her chicken and burnt it.
The chef from Sylvia’s was very surprised she was going to put sugar syrup in her candied yams.
Billy was pretty comfortable with the whole challenge and did not have any major hiccups, and Hayden was just confused about how to cook the okra.
It was pretty obvious Sun was going to be the one eliminated tonight.
How often do the judges say your dishes are just not appetising at all. This was referring to her fried chicken and her potato salad. Her chicken was undercooked as well. Also not enough cheese in her mac and cheese. However her ribs were thought to be right.
On the other hand what was in Hayden’s chunky rib sauce the judges called it “fusion”. His mac and cheese was better but an end of an okra was found in his gumbo and this was a no no.
Dani’s fried chicken was the best by far even though it was burnt, also her rib sauce was judged to be the best so far.
However Billy showed he was the one with the soul talent, with the chef of Sylvia’s saying he could make a true chef out of Billy.
He was the first to be made safe, then Dani, then Sun was given the chop.
Just in case we thought Sun had no friends we saw there were quite a few to greet her when she returned home. Sun has said she would like to go into food writing and has started her own blog www.sunetheridge.com. I must have been remiss that I did not know she had a degree in journalism I thought she was a administration officer. However maybe they didn’t want two female journalists from Brisbane. Alana is the other one.
Well I hope Sun finds some happiness outside of Masterchef as she barely cracked a smile on her time on the show.