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The Block Turned Into Masterchef

The Block was pretty dull tonight, with the off site challenge being a cooking one. However there was a twist they did have to make their own kitchens before they could start cooking.

They were cooking for 20 of their nearest and dearest. They did not know that at the time, as you have to have the surprise element, so you can milk all the emotion out of them.

Josh and Jenna finished their kitchen first however it did not matter, as both of them admitted to not knowing how to cook. They made a chicken sausage and red lentil soup. It looked horrendous.

Polly and Waz made israeli cous cous, with chorizo and prawns. Polly was affronted when Tobie Puttock who was judging the food along with the head chef from Coda said he hated cheese with seafood. She said  later to camera “haven’t you heard of spaghetti marinara?” Tobie may be dull on TV but he does know how to cook.

Katrina and Amy made chicken and corn chowder soup which was their mother’s recipe, and Rod and Tania made burritos with burrito mix.

Katrina and Amy were judged to have the best dish and won $3000, and Rod and Tania came in second and won $2000.

Other than that the only other highlight of the episode was when Tania pulled Polly’s pony tail. These challenge episode are all about the not to subtle product placement.


1 Rocky { 08.02.11 at 5:05 am }

I am pretty sure J&J finished their kitchen last, not first. That is what led to Jenna giving one of her best fussbudget performances of the season. All par for this season of The Block.

Yesterday at judging I noticed they were able to string together about 20 minutes without Jenna fussing and cussing up a storm (although she did have a go to herself about the car being towed-Karma as you like to wish on others Jenna).

I figured she was getting outside feedback that she was coming off like a shrew , and was trying so hard to keep her mouth shut during and after judging. She strained so hard that her chest was heaving as Josh spoke to camera. I knew she would not be able to last past 1 day. Sure enough she was back to form this episode.

2 Jasmin { 08.02.11 at 7:04 am }

I switched over from channel Ten while I was waiting for Masterchef. Got confused and thought the teams were doing an extended advertisement for Woolworths online!

3 sue { 08.02.11 at 7:32 am }

was a total snorefest…………

4 Dazza { 08.02.11 at 8:02 am }

Product placement. What product placement ….
Excuse me, I have to go and order my groceries from the Woolies web site

5 nittywitty { 08.02.11 at 10:20 am }

Loved the ponytail tug by Tania. I wonder how many takes it took to get that right for the TV shot? If that was real (which I doubt) then Polly has a terrific sense of humour. Can you imagine one of the sisters on the receiving end (even without the ponytail) or even better Jenna! Channel 9 knew exactly who to choose for that display.

6 sj { 08.02.11 at 12:21 pm }

Im sure J&J finished the kitchen last, and Polly & Waz made pasta not cous cous..

7 kleenex mum { 08.02.11 at 1:04 pm }

another trashy eposiode of the block, how bloody stupid to make renovators ( for a better word ) do a cooking show, why didnt channel 9 and 10 get together and place some of each of the pathetic contenstants together to do Master Block they could cook up some real messes. Had no doubt the sister would win cooking, god they cant renovate so you would hope that as mothers they could at least cook, even i as a not to talented cook can make that recipe, i also tire off them whilst doing challlenges and have no idea what to do.. LETS WATCH ROD … CHEATS, THERE IS NO WAY THEY BUILT THAT KITCHEN ON THERE OWN ….. was thrilled that rod and tanya got second, again a no brainer off a receipe but they are a deserving couple.
Again Jenna was her usual winge self, why would any self respecting male put up with her shit…

8 Wurstsemmel { 08.02.11 at 1:07 pm }

Yawn. Shelley Craft and cooking activated the OFF button.

There’s a piece on Ninemsn about Jenna being cyberbullied.

9 Heléna { 08.02.11 at 1:40 pm }

great advertising for imagine kitchens – if the mums can put it together anyone can! (I think they finished first?)

10 kleenex mum { 08.02.11 at 2:18 pm }

just read the article on ninemsn, Jenna being cyber bullied….oh please she put herself in the competition, no body makes these peoploe sign up to on these reality shows, what they are hoping for is fame, glory, publicity and the winnings, if you cant handle critics opions dont put your self in the position, yes we sit behind our computors and write our opions because thats what the producers want, they want us to love or hate the contestants, no matter what show there will always be some one like jenna, she threatens to quit, walk away, give up, so go do it, she wont because then shes out of the limelight and no longer able to complete the competiton, which will bring more publicity and money, so sorry i dont beleive she will quit, althought it would be plesant if she did, cant renovate for shit, their loung area was dreadful, even they realised it and have now made changes ( there goes the budget again…….) hopefully when the block 2012 comes next year they will get people who arent afraid to get there hands dirty, arent afraid of negative coments and dont blame every one but themselves when theyscrew up

11 Heléna { 08.02.11 at 4:50 pm }

she should just do what anyone who is being “cyber-bullied” should do, turn off the media!, or block people – I quite like all the contestants I’m sure they have many supporters

12 Slayer { 08.02.11 at 7:25 pm }

Can I be anymore amazed, the bog has decided to copy mastershit & combine it into a show that should be renamed SUPERSHIT. These shows can’t even come up with anything original anymore. Not to mention the judging has been totally fixed to ensure creatures that bring in the ratings don’t have to drop out due to lack of money. The two bimbo sisters should have been toast…. but oh no. The judges decided to bail them out just to make sure they stay in the show…. TWICE. They have the nerve to call it Reality TV…. bah. Star Trek is more realistic…. ( certainly far more intelligent & original). Masterbog on the other hand is as fixed as the Melbourne cup. Judges award scores based on individuals they wish to help out & keep on the show rather than any real quality….. why bother watching this garbage.

13 HR { 08.03.11 at 2:14 am }

@ Rocky…these episodes have already been shot…the houses have been done & were up for inspection recently…so I doubt its a case of Jenna holding back…more likely the shows editors holding back…& that article & video seemed like a feeble attempt at damage control….you got to love how freely & openly J&J curse on TV, the producers & editors decide to use all of that footage, but somehow negative comments from the public gets transformed to “cyber-bullying”…
Cyber bullying is a real day-to-day issue & maybe some of the comments were really bad, but the ones in that article just seemed like negative opinions…Masquerading a reaction to YOUR negative behaviour & decisions as cyber-bullying would be trivialising the real issue…

14 sue { 08.07.11 at 11:09 pm }

looking forward to an update on the block, especially the very dodgy episode that aired on 07/8/11- the room reveal…. hopefully you are doing one once you have recovered from the dreary MC…