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My Kitchen Rules – Emma and Andrew Cook The Scientific Way

Peter the law academic from Queensland said “If I cried every time a student whinged and complained about me at the university I would not have dry eyes ever.” This statement just gave ammunition to all university Deans arguing against security of tenure for academics. The question does have to be asked how many of his students have complained about him?

I am not quite sure why he is so arrogant. Not good looking and nor particularly witty. Maybe his alleged intellectual capacity is his what attracted his partner Gary to him.

It was the Western Australian team of  Emma and Andrew turn to cook. This is the pair I would be quite happy to have a dinner party with as they were quite funny but not in a it’s all about me type of way. However, the viewer was not allowed to forget they were scientists, there was a periodic table posted up on a kitchen wall  and they used beakers to measure ingredients. Was this what they usually use? I suspect not.

Their menu was Marron with truffle and orange sauce, the main Venison Pot Pie with potato mash, and dessert was fig galette with maple and macadamia ice cream.

The cost of the entree could have fed three villages in Africa for a year, but hell we all have our indulgences. Though I could not see the point of the truffle it appeared a tad superfluous. However Manu thought the marron was cooked to perfection but the orange sauce over powered the truffle.

Peter quite rightly said “If  you are playing with indulgent ingredients the less you do to them the better”

Andrew did seem like a klutz in the kitchen. His hands were covered in band-aids and they had to throw out the orange juice because he may have contaminated it with his blood. Something I think the people on set told him to do as he seemed completely oblivious about it.

The venison pie came under criticism for not tasting like venison, but apparently it was delicious. However their potato mash was a disaster. Due to lack of communication both of them put butter in it and it came out like Clag Glue.

Peter queried “How hard can mash potato be?” Gary whose role in their relationship appears to be chief ego stroker said “You make the best mashed potato”!

For dessert they had Fig Gallettes with Maple and Macadamia Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream. However whereas in the previous courses they used fancy ingredients they did not with the figs. They used dried instead of fresh something Pete Evans criticised them for. Manu loved the ice cream something he was surprised about after seeing the curdled custard in the kitchen.

The scores were Tas gave a six, Vic a seven, SA  a six, Qld gave a six, and NSW gave a five. NSW appeared to be playing strategy on their point scoring as they want to keep the other teams below them.

Manu scored a seven for the entree, six for the main, and four for dessert.

Pete gave a six for the entree, seven for the main, and two for dessert.

This gave them a total of 62 which put them second on the score board behind Sam and Jillian.


1 Georgie { 02.12.12 at 12:19 am }

Not that easy FFS – something trickier like scrambled eggs on toast!

2 brain dead dave { 02.12.12 at 12:26 am }

Yeah, toasting a bun was too tough for Dani on Ma$terchef last year.

3 Georgie { 02.12.12 at 12:36 am }

Now be fair, a lot can go wrong when you’re toasting a bun. The phone can ring or something interesting can come on the tele and you completely lose focus.

4 sue N { 02.12.12 at 12:46 am }

Georgie-pmsl 😉

5 nanaliz { 02.12.12 at 10:05 am }

Thanks, Little petal, for letting us know about the retraction. Well I suppose someone had their 15secs on whirlpool. There were just too many clues that it was bull. I still think there is a spot of delusion in ability of some of the contestants. Lets face it further into the show they will have to cook something without a recipe and in a strange kitchen so if they can’t cook their own recipes, WHY ARE THEY THEIR??????

6 kess { 02.12.12 at 5:25 pm }

Why are they there?

Isn’t it obvious, for our amusement.
7 have put some who can cook, and some who just imagine they can cook an dhave big fat pretentions and egos.
And that equals, brilliant TV

7 littlepetal { 02.12.12 at 6:19 pm }

To bring ratings to Channel 7 is another reason. I don’t think Channel 7 is interested to find the best home cooks but to pick those that have entertainment values (even at the expense of humiliating the contestants)

8 brain dead dave { 02.12.12 at 11:27 pm }

My Kitchen Gruels is what we’re getting.

I’m loving it.

9 Georgie { 02.13.12 at 11:48 am }

Lol – spot on bdd. I don’t think ‘demonstrated cooking ability’ was in the Selection Criteria this year, which will make it easier to seperate the dross. I’m loving it too, so much crash and burn is very entertaining.

10 nanaliz { 02.13.12 at 2:14 pm }

We are all as bad as ch 7 because we want to watch those contestants crash and burn. Oh dear!! Great fun really. Decided 3 catagories of contestants picked.
1. Delusional but boring.
2. Good cooks.
3.Entertaining and must have villian in team (cooking ability not necessary)

11 Lisa { 02.23.12 at 9:25 pm }

I’m wondering if Andrew has ever been assessed for Dyspraxia..