Masterchef Australia – 500,000 Girls Weep
If you want to what happens when you lock people in a house together for six months with limited access to the outside world watch the last ten minutes of tonight’s episode of Masterchef Australia.
After the elimination of Hayden, young girls everywhere were following Michael’s lead and weeping.
I think it is great that Hayden and Michael are able to express their emotions and care for each other, but really did we need a five minute farewell scene including a speech.
They will only be apart for a few weeks, it was not like either of them were going on a tour of Afghanistan.
Tonight whoever went home was always going to be considered a shock. However fans of pin-up boy Hayden may not have to wait long to see him back on our screens as he is already in talks with a TV production company for his own TV show. They didn’t say whether if it is cooking related.
I am still not getting the Hayden love, is he that charismatic? I much prefer Dani’s personality. Hayden is quite stilted to camera, even though he got a lot of a camera, and tonight was no exception.
He is one of the lucky ones this year as he has gained a profile out of Season 3, but it hasn’t been because of his cooking.
Tonight the challenge was to cook anything you want but it must show new ideas, and technique.
Michael cooked Sous Vide chicken with Crispy Chicken Skin with pea puree. It looked delicious.
Matt Moran said “Chicken was incredibly juicy, however end bit was overcooked.” He also thought the chicken skin is insanely good and the pea puree is seasoned perfectly.
Of course Gary Mehigan loved the chicken skin, that man needs to go to saturated fats anonymous.
It is interesting to see Michael was clean shaven in his too camera pieces but had a five day growth during the challenge. Must have been filmed the next day.
Hayden made Sesame Encrusted Coral Trout with tapioca pearls. Matt said the crust to die for, and fish is perfectly cooked. However he thought the sauce was very salty and the tapioca is very bland so needed that saltiness.
Gary said the sesame crust is delicious, but he thought daikon radish was very salty. Hayden had forgotten to wash it. He may have dodged the elimination bullet if the judges had not tried it, as Matt Moran had not.
Kate presented stuffed squab with parsnip puree and jus gras. Matt Moran said “it is hard to cook, and you went out there to give us something special to eat.”
Gary said it was perfectly cooked, but parsnip had a bit of woody taste.
Kate was safe, and then after they drew out the tension as long as possible Hayden was told he was going home. If you need a Hayden fix then check out his website that must have gone live tonight at http://www.haydenquinn.com.au/.