My Kitchen Rules – Joanna Needs A New Cooking Partner
“Joanna has the potential to be a good cook, but she can’t with Jenna as a partner” and with that comment Sophia summed up the episode.
Joanna and Jenna were cooking off for a place in the competition against Kerrie and Craig. It was like Jenna had taken a valium before the cooking time as she was so slow. Joanna basically cooked the majority of the entree of Marron with Cream Leek and Dill Oil, all of the main of Poached Pork Belly and then had to step in and rescue dessert.
At one point Jenna was flipping out and even admitted she did not know what she was doing making Ashlee quip “Elvis has left the building”. And of course there were tears and her hang dog face when she was talking to camera. It as 90 minutes into prep and she had not started on the mousse for dessert. What had she been doing? Making the biscuits?
The teams were cooking in Perth outside an historic building so they were not in the the relative comfort zone of the My Kitchen Rules kitchen.
Craig and Kerrie were doing the “she’s the boss” routine which is becoming a bit repetitive now but they had throught up a nice menu and with a bit more time it could have been a great meal.
For entree they made Goat’s Cheese Custard with Asparagus, but the custard was over cooked and grainy. Colin Fassnidge called it a “disaster”.
There was some reality TV smoke and mirrors going on there to create the will they or won’t they plate it as Manu was yelling out one minute to go and there was the overhead shot of Kerrie and Craig’s custards sitting on the plates in their moulds which would have been impossible to removed in sixty seconds.
Joanna and Jenna’s Marron with Creamed Leeks and Dill Oil got a much better review with Karen saying the marron was cooked perfectly. Sophia who was not going to like anything the South Australian girls cooked thought the marron tasted like a dumpster
It was Craig’s turn to take control in the kitchen of their main which was Venison with Cabbage. Well until plating up time and then Kerrie stepped in. It may not have looked great on the plate but Pete loved it and Liz Egan thought it was cooked perfectly.
The girls Poached Pork Belly with Beans and Pumpkin received mixed reviews. Liz liked the pork. Guy thought there was too much garlic in the pumpkin. The pork was nice though Colin thought it was a bit dull like a roast.
Then it was time to plate up dessert, Kerrie’s Frozen Nougat was not set so they had to plate it in a glass, and neither was Jenna’s mousse and they had to pipe it. There also was not enough of it. Jenna spent part of the 30 minutes putting ribbons on the martini glasses.
She just does not appear to be real bright and quite childlike. Joanna asked her what they should do and she just looked at her blankly with Joanna working out the presentation solution. Colin described the look of their dessert as something Ken and Barbie would plate up if they were holding a dinner party.
Neither desserts got great reviews. The South Australian girls one was too sweet and Kerrie and Craig’s too rich.
Kerrie and Craig were scored a six by all judges bar Colin who gave them a five for a total of 35 out of 60. Not a great score at this stage of the competition.
Josh and Jenna scored sixes from all the judges except Manu and Colin who gave them a five which meant they were eliminated. However were they as they have a chance to go to comeback kitchen. I have to be honest I was confused I thought there was just one of those episodes but no it has to be stretched out and the girls get a chance to go against Melina and Angela, and Mick and Matt to get back in for finals week. The person who is eliminated next week must also get a shot.
This series is starting to feel like it is going far too long and also is it fair that a rested team will come back in for finals week?
Also Joanna lashed out at Sophia in an interview in the Herald Sun saying she was “desperately single”.