My Kitchen Rules – Dan and Steph Cook Again….Badly
Well and Angela and Milina must have been peeved scoring less from the other teams for a meal that was nice but not fantastic, when Dan and Steph dished up a meal which had two dud courses and one good one.
Samuel and Ali from Tassie were basically voting on friendship when they gave them a seven, though Samuel’s hawaiian shirt was pretty tight so maybe blood was not getting to his brain.
Again Dan and Steph went for a calorific meal with a high fat quota. It was duck sausage for entree, pork knuckle with Blue Cheese Potato Gratin for main and Orange Tian for dessert. I almost felt sorry for Pete Evans having to eat it……almost.
It is interesting that Dan is presented as the one in the relationship who is the foodie/chef with his dream of being the sausage king where people would come from 100 kilometres away to eat his sausage and not that was not a double entendre.
The problem for him now is that he did not nail the duck sausage, the judges thought it was too dry and thought the texture was too fine. It was surprising Manu did not ask him where the sauce was to go with it.
The pork knuckle was always going to be a disaster after the cry-vac machine did not work and he had to put it in the oven with only two hours to cook it. No surprise half of the hock’s were raw. Then he decided to chop it up and braise it but the meat was tough. There were tears and they decided not to serve it until Manu, sent in by a producer, told them it was edible.
However it appears Pete Evans did not think so as he scored it a one. Which puts it in the Jessie and Biswa baby vomit dessert disaster category.
But they could have just plated up the red cabbage and the undercooked gratin and they probably would have beaten the Victorian Housewives score….
Manu after he had tasted said “hats off ” for not throwing in the towel, and said the sauce was the best he had eaten in the competition.
Sophia was a bit more scathing and after tasting the pork knuckle uttered the iconic line ” my dogs eat better than this”. She does not hold back with what she thinks, but at least the NSW team appear to be scoring fairly.
Though they are not doing themselves any favours with the other teams. If they are being “strategic” they should realise that you get more points from people that like you. Even the other gatecrasher Angela thought Sophia is arrogant.
The dessert of Orange Tian looked great had a fair degree of difficulty and was the highlight of the meal. However was it worth the seven that Samuel and Ali gave a seven, Lisa and Stefano busted out a four out of ten clearly thinking this meal was three points better than the “real housewives” who they had given a one. New South Wales and Victoria handed out a three, and Western Australia gave a generous five. In the end they received 22 out of 50.
The judges were not so generous and their score was lower than what they gave Angela and Milina.
Pete scored the entree a four, the main a one, and dessert was an eight.
Manu scored the entree a five, the main a three, and dessert a nine.
This was a total of 52, which keeps them above the italian team. They were very lucky indeed. Hopefully the nerds from Western Australia will bust out some good food, not that it will matter as they will be scored on other factors probably.
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