Masterchef Australia – Filippo Eliminated – Who Will Be The Judges Whipping Boy Now?
Sorry about the late recap I am having one of THOSE mornings where it is just after 9.30am and thoughts of white wine are popping into my head. Never fear I will not give in as I am not that much of a lush.
The pressure test last night was a good one where Wade, Emma and Filippo had to make a Quiche Lorraine without a recipe. They could be guided by the taste and ingredients of the one Gary Mehigan made. It looked great but calorific.
Wade was confident as he had made the dish a lot with his mother. Also Emma who is confident around pastry was not flipping out. Unfortunately for Filippo he was struggling a bit. Both with the pastry and what was even more weird putting a half filled quiche in the oven. Gary came over to give him some tips on how he could add more mixture but it was difficult for him to recover from.
Again at tasting we saw the judges ask Emma questions in a kindly manner. George asked her what she would do if she got eliminated and she said she would go and get an apprenticeship. Obviously George is a bit cynical now in Season Four as he has heard THAT one all before and he asked her if that was the truth. I believe she and Kylie will be about the only ones that would take on an apprenticeship from this season.
Unfortunately Filippo was told he talked a big game but had not delivered and then after they tasted them all.
Emma’s was judged the best, and Filippo was eliminated. It was probably the best decision of the night, but it was a little disappointing. Filippo in the top 50 looked like he was going to be a cracker contestant because of his intensity however in the end he just remained focussed and had some good meals and not so good dishes. But the question has to be asked who will become the judges whipping boy now?
Filippo went home to be greeted by his kids and family, I think we can presume he is divorced. He will being writing a cookbook based on his Italian heritage. To be honest I don’t think it will be a big seller. What was great about Filippo was that he was the rare contestant that is male and straight and over the age of thirty. Why are they so rare? Because normally in that demographic they have financial obligations and cannot take that much time off work.
Tonight Audra cooks against Hamish Ingham for an immunity pin. He may be young but he has some chops. He was 2004 Young Chef of the Year. Hamish owns Bar H in Sydney and has a modern twist on asian. It will be an interesting battle.