My Kitchen Rules – The Spice Girls Are Not The Only Ones To Score Strategically
Well one way for the Spice Girls to be safe would have been if Jake and Elle’s kitchen burnt down, as their strategy of giving them one out of ten for their meal did not work. Unfortunately for the them the kitchen survived the inferno that occurred after Jake put oil in a pan that was way too hot.
However Jessie and Biswa were not the only ones who appeared to be scoring strategically. The other teams only gave them five out of ten for food which looked far superior and complex than what Josh and Andi from Western Australia dished up. However the hipsters are above them on the board.
For first course they made Rabbit, Pancetta and Thyme Ravioli with a truffle cream sauce. They made their own pasta but Jake was a bit light on with the truffles. It was amusing that Pete and Manu thought the pasta was cooked perfectly and the other except for the Italian Stefano thought it was under done. The judges congratulated themselves on their Italian palates!
The spice girls hated it but then they were not alone in their criticisms of the dish.
The main was a t-bone steak with potatoes, and spinach. Manu Feildel said he was surprised and thought Jake would serve up something a “bit more refined”, implying the steak cut was a bit too hetero perhaps? Jake who quite formally at the beginning of the meal asked how the guest would like the steaks done said he would be cooking them medium rare. So you thought he knew what he was doing, but suspect he had seen too many cooking show as he tried to judge it by touch. Sure people can do that but only after they have cooked 100’s of steaks in their lifetime, something Jake had not.
Biswa said she had never tasted a t-bone steak before, I did not think that was surprising as there would be a lot of people brought up in non-anglo households that would not have either. Had Stefano ever had one before?
Mick was whinging it was a bit of a pub meal as were Andi and Josh, but seriously Morrocan Chicken is a bit of a week night meal in most households.
Manu was happy with the amount of sauce on the plate but then he was a bit “meh” about it. Funny as Jake had been making his sister congratulate him earlier on his sauce making skills.
Lisa who is yet to crack a frigging smile said it was a bit meat and three veg pub style. Of course Biswa thought it was gross.
For dessert it was Orange and Basil Syrup Cake with Basil Ice cream. Props for the bold flavours and it was universally liked. Pete said it was beautiful, though the toffee shard was too thick, and Manu loved it also.
Jessie looked defeated when she heard what the judges had to say about it and looked like she was about to burst into tears knowing they would remain on the bottom of the leader board. But she was being churlish as even Biswa said she thought the cake was good, but “not great”.
Also the teams only gave them five with the girls only giving them a one. Mick from Tassie had said he did not think it was outstanding, funny how his son told him over and over how much he had loved it. Hmm I think strategy scoring is occurring there also. Maybe he is not the nice bloke he appears to be.
The judges scored them much higher which again confirmed the teams were not voting for the food.
Pete gave an eight for entree, a five for the main main and dessert was nine.
Manu gave them an eight for entree, main a five, and dessert a nine.
They ended up getting 65 which put them second last on the table but does make them safe. Lisa thanked them for a lovely night on the way out but clearly she only thought it was borderline barely giving them a pass mark. It will be interesting to see her and Stefano cook tonight, maybe we may see some signs of a personality.
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