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My Kitchen Rules – Kooky Carly And Tresna Know How To Cook

My Kitchen Rules have hit the mother lode with the amount of annoying people they have managed to cram around a dinner table. Chloe and Kelly are back. Kelly with her cheshire cat grin said she was going to play nice but what she  meant was play nice to the diners around the table. The girls have realised that was part of the reason they scored so low in their first instant restaurant round.

Chloe took an instant dislike to Anna the 26 year old food critic from Sydney. It suggests Anna and her mother Cathy are being set up to be the villains of this round. Anna looks likes her idol is Gywneth Paltrow and aspires to have a pretentious blog like Goop. Currently she is a Senior Editor at Best Restaurants and to show she is on trend she bagged out dude food saying it was a cliche and tacos which admittedly both those cuisines have over run the Harbour City. The question is will she serve up Peruvian food at her instant restaurant which is meant to be the next big thing?

It is unlikely, as she is cooking with her mother who definitely has the twin set and pearls vibe about her and would see BBQ as something beneath her. And she already has become a reality TV cliche saying we are not here to make friends. Mildy ironic considering in this article from the weekend they said they were on the show to make friends.

It was another of the intruders cooking tonight, Tresna and Carly they were from NSW and their instant restaurant was called “Inspire”. Carly spoke like she had inhaled a whole shelf of New Age books, it was all about positivity and blessings. Thankfully Tresna was there to balance kooky Carly out and also do most of the cooking. Even though Carly was the Home Economic teacher, Tresna was the one who had responsibility for the entree and main as well as stepping in when things got a little crazy.

The other intruder team are Josh and Danielle who have left their jobs as medical reps to follow their food dream. They seem palatable which can sometimes mean bland.

David and Corinne were back with David becoming the whipping boy for the WA girls and Harry and Christo. In fact David was one of the lesser annoying characters tonight whilst Corinne was mainly mute for the whole episode.

Harry finally displayed some culinary knowledge by saying that Anzac Biscuits were made out of oats.

Carly and Tresna had a fairly sophisticated menu they started off with Beetroot Tart with Goats Cheese Mousse, followed by Beef Fillet with Beetroot and red wine discs, and Red Wine Jus. The dessert was Caramel Devine a over the top multi layered caramel concoction.

They appeared to arrive back from the shops after their three hour cooking time commenced but they were fairly efficient in the kitchen except for the fact that Tresna thought she was cooking for fifty people. She made two giant bowls of Butterscotch custard which they would have used two cups of.

Since Tresna does not like goats cheese she mixed it with cream cheese to decrease its flavour something Pete Evans commented on. He did think the tart was gorgeous but criticised them for their undressed rocket on the plate. Manu thought the pastry was not buttery enough and not enough cheese mousse.

Anna was not happy she did not have a fork and Chloe and Kelly were critical saying she should have just shared with her mum instead of making a fuss.  If that had happened to them they would have made of voodoo doll of the people whose restaurant it was.

Something only David whinged about was the Beef Fillet main. It looked delicious with a generous cut of well cooked beef teamed with a sauce that Manu described as the best sauce he had tasted this series. David said the gravy did not have enough seasoning and he thought he could do a better one. You would think by now he would know not to talk himself up.

The Caramel Devine looked delicious in the glassware but it was a sugar overload partly due to Carly doing a Uel and losing track of how much sugar she had put in the Brownie.

Both judges criticised them for this.

The scores:

Chloe and Kelly – 7

Josh and Danielle Vic – 7

Harry and Christo Vic – 7

David and Corinne – 6

Cathy and Anna – 5

Total score of 32.

Manu gave them a 7 for entree, 8 for main, and a 6 for dessert and Pete gave them a 7 for entree, 9 for main, and a five for dessert.

They got a grand total score of 74 so chances are Carly and Tresna are here to stay. Tomorrow night Chloe and Kelly are back in the kitchen. Will they improve on last time?

My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN Monday to Wednesday night at 7,30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm.


1 Jay { 02.18.14 at 8:40 pm }

Aaaaaargh! Two minutes in and these girls have learned nothing! Here’s a hint – you can’t get a bad edit if you don’t say bitchy nasty things!!!!

2 Littlepetal { 02.18.14 at 8:42 pm }

She doesn’t even know what confit is. Might as well bake the chicken

3 Anonymous { 02.18.14 at 9:10 pm }

Next up- the Heston Blumenthal wannabes. I’m thinking foams, soils, dry ice, etc. Let’s hope no food poisoning though…although that could be kinda entertaining in it’s own way.

4 Jay { 02.18.14 at 9:14 pm }

Yep and there it is “I had it in a Michelin star restaurant.” But she knows how it should be coked better than Manu.

5 Gabby { 02.18.14 at 9:14 pm }

Bloody David, I can’t stand him, his head is so far up his backside.
And yet another person has been brought up without table manners, Josh, licking his knife, what is wrong with these people? Don’t parents teach their children the basics any more?

6 Littlepetal { 02.18.14 at 9:17 pm }

I dont mind someone do that kind of cooking as long as they are good at it. Not like Kelly. Lots of talking but no substance.

7 Jay { 02.18.14 at 9:20 pm }

Maybe it’s a prerequisite for the show to have an unshakeable faith in your own greatness regardless of your mediocrity!

8 Tuppence { 02.18.14 at 9:24 pm }

Agree with Gabby about David. He is such a dick – never has anything nice to say. Bloody wanker! Wait till he has to go another round. Hope he falls flat on his sword.

9 daisy { 02.18.14 at 9:28 pm }

Thanks BDD and Littlepetal. I had a nap to get ready for tonight’s marathon viewing. It”s all on for me tonight.
30 Rock, IYATO, MKR, The Bachette, Orphan Black and The Returned. ANd I haven’t even watched B&B or JJ yet. I might have to ration it out.
And I am trying to rec as much ice-skating as I can so I can watch the bits I like.
Anyway so far enjoying your comments on the gorgeous girls from WA.

10 Gabby { 02.18.14 at 9:36 pm }

I hope he falls on his sword too Tuppence, I can’t stand him, he drives me crazy every time he opens that stupid big gob of his. He annoys the cr#p out of me.
How he can sit there and criticise every single course that comes out, after all the shite he dished up and the time he took to deliver it.
I do believe Kelly was trying to argue with Manu about what a confit was or wasn’t. She’s another bloody pain in the butt.

11 Reality Raver { 02.18.14 at 10:04 pm }

I am starting to think David is a fake contestant as surely no one can be such a knob jockey. Tonight it was just over the top.

12 brain dead dave { 02.18.14 at 10:28 pm }

Well, tonight’s knife licking and Kelly eating with her Grand Canyon of a mouth open again. Is this what fine dining is all about?

Every horse and hyena has it’s day. They got lucky. Pig’s arse they’re “amazing cooks”. The producers want them in as long as possible for sure.

While Jack’s budgie beaked bimbo echoes every chunk of garbled shit that dribbles out of Jack’s mouth.

Only good part of the episode was when those two pretentious bitches were brought back to Earth with the scores for the main and dessert.

13 Andrea { 02.18.14 at 10:32 pm }

B&B wasn’t on here today due to the Olympics ( unless it was on at 4pm?)
Carly was trying to be cute with her complimentary sandwich and thinking the dessert had canneloni in it because she loves pasta, very funny.

14 Gabby { 02.18.14 at 10:33 pm }

RR, surely no one could be that obnoxious?

15 Littlepetal { 02.18.14 at 10:39 pm }

Can I take back my comments made earlier today? Initially I thought Capt just want to stir them up like saying gravy or just. But tonight he is getting nasty. Keep saying he can cook better blah blah blah and criticised every dish. Even a dish with 2 tens.

16 Gabby { 02.18.14 at 10:42 pm }

Yes, no B & B here either Andrea, I wish they wouldn’t do things like that.
I can’t believe Kelly was trying to argue with Manu about cooking confit. I have never known anyone cook a touch chook. They must have worked really hard to get it just right. Know it alls, know nothing.
Then when they got a five for it from the judges they still thought they deserved more.
They are delusional.

17 daisy { 02.18.14 at 10:43 pm }

Well now I can’t wait to see Captain Blackbeard.

18 brain dead dave { 02.18.14 at 10:49 pm }

Yes, I too thought Jack was stirring last night but tonight it was like he was channeling Braces.

And how bad did Corinne look again in the mini skirt tonight? Not a good choice when you’ve got legs like a rhinoceros and an arse like a water buffalo. Those atrocious saddlebags were the stuff of nightmares.

Thankfully , Carly and Anna looked just great.

19 daisy { 02.18.14 at 10:52 pm }

I have resisted saying this but Corrine has a very strange profile.

20 Littlepetal { 02.18.14 at 10:55 pm }

Must blame wardrobe department for the way they dress. I really like Carly. She laugh at herself for being silly like she may be a food tech teacher but she doesn’t know anything.

21 brain dead dave { 02.18.14 at 10:56 pm }

Yes , Trophy should just be given a plate of Trill and a piece of cuttlefish bone to munch on.

22 Littlepetal { 02.18.14 at 10:57 pm }

Corinne doesn’t say much. Just like Capt puppet. Maybe they deserve one another. Read in New Idea they are getting married.

23 Reality Raver { 02.18.14 at 10:58 pm }

BDD – I thought Carly looked like a Kewpie Doll

24 Reality Raver { 02.18.14 at 11:03 pm }

Gabby – Or that unsavvy to not know how you would be viewed. To be fair Carly also bagged out the main.

25 brain dead dave { 02.18.14 at 11:04 pm }

Something about Carly ‘s look reminds me of Bjork, too. While her offsider reminds me of Kellie Hogg from Hi 5.

I’m still waiting to read the latest No Idea about Jack and his trophy budgie getting married.

26 Georgietake2 { 02.18.14 at 11:29 pm }

What I don’t get is how stupid David must think everyone else is. Doesn’t he realise how petty and insecure he sounds? Yesterday Manu said the sauce was the best this season and David said it lacked flavour? Really? And just because Kelly’s bogan family & friends like her chicken, doesn’t mean it is cooked correctly, they know better than Manu & Pete? Just because you have eaten Michelin style food doesn’t make you a chef. Just like if you fly first class doesn’t make you a pilot. Even after they f@@ k up, they still think they are amazing cooks. Will they ever get a clue? Surely people cannot be do deluded?

27 Andrea { 02.18.14 at 11:30 pm }

Littlepetal @72, did you read where David said he is not yet divorced from his marriage that ended 12 years ago, so he’s not in that much of a hurry to marry Corinne.
He’s got two pretty good looking grown up kids as well but he says he doesn’t want any more.

28 Georgie { 02.18.14 at 11:32 pm }

Corinne needs The Jack because she doesn’t have a personality. He’s got several and they’re all obnoxious.

29 Reality Raver { 02.18.14 at 11:39 pm }

Georgie – true, but I did have a giggle when he said about Cathy and Anna I don’t know what they have been eating on the farm after they said the main was pleasant.

30 Georgie { 02.18.14 at 11:43 pm }

Gold top truffles maybe?

31 Zen { 02.18.14 at 11:50 pm }

I just love Carly especially after tonight’s episode. (Zhee #7: Cyndi Lauper’s lovechild! LMAO) “I am going to say a compliment sandwich” If it is a sandwich, then whatever the filling is, is in the middle, not on the outside. Thus, she should have sandwiched the compliment between 2 criticisms not the other way around. When you say Jam sandwich, the jam is in the middle, therefore for the compliment sandwich, the compliment should be in the middle. But anyway, she is hilarious and even Manu said so.

32 Georgietake2 { 02.18.14 at 11:51 pm }

Cathy and Anna were nicer than expected, considering how they’ve been portrayed. Kinda liking the intruders better at the moment.

33 daisy { 02.18.14 at 11:53 pm }

The dark haired gate crasher lady is very attractive.
Carly shone tonight.
I love Harry.
B&B today. Allie has stepped up the conniving.

34 TRUTH { 02.19.14 at 12:36 am }

Lots of BSers this time around, with lots of rich winey whingers’. So many Aussies really do suck these days. Kelly from WA reminds me of one of the Wallace and Grommet characters and just as irritating when she talks and smiles.

35 daisy { 02.19.14 at 4:24 am }

Zhee, I agree with you. Carly is Cindy Lauper’s kid.
BTW Cyndy L was on 30 Rock tonight, along with a few other famous singers including Nora Jones, and the great Evis Costello.

36 Zhee { 02.19.14 at 5:32 am }

Ah, saw that episode a few days ago. :) I’m currently watching Chloe and Kelly break down in their kitchen. As much as I dislike them I hope they will outcook the old creep and Corinne (what on earth did that woman do to the person that chooses the contestants’s wardrobes?). He’s getting worse each episode.
I hope they keep Tresne and Carly a bit longer on the show. They seem so normal compared to those bitchy other contestants (Harry and Christo seem ok as well, but oh dear, either Harry pretends to be dumb or he – unfortunately – really is that dumb…).

37 Zhee { 02.19.14 at 5:37 am }

Bwhahahaha, sorry, “Truffle Oil, you have to like it when you are in a cooking competition!”. Maybe we should arrange a meeting with Anthony Bourdain. 😀 I heard he LOVES truffle oil.

38 Gabby { 02.19.14 at 8:41 am }

RR! I was having a go at Kelly and Chloe for their bad main. It was a shocker, I mean how hard is it to cook a tender chook, everyone said their chook was tough. Yet when they received low scores from Pete and Manu for their main they were still saying they deserved more. Their main was a shocker, except for the ‘Jus’.
Carly is a cutie and she brings a bit of light and laughter to the table for once. As Manu said, we have never had anyone like you here before. Good on her, I like her and would love her and Tresne to stay in the competition for a while.
I’m determined not to let that douche bag get to me today. Dickhead.

39 Reality Raver { 02.19.14 at 8:44 am }

Gabby – David will be cooking next Monday so the anticipation will be huge by then

40 Morgan { 02.19.14 at 9:13 am }

I like Carly and Tresne! They seem like nice girls and I thought they were quite funny, especially Tresne’s anxiety fits. The main looked amazing, so I think they probably know what they’re doing in the kitchen.

41 PoRk ChOp { 02.19.14 at 1:20 pm }

Tuppence #58…I reckon that tool David, would be downing the Viagra in order to ensure his “sword” (it would definitely be more like a penknife) didn’t fall flat.

42 Aimee mason { 03.10.14 at 11:17 am }

Vote them off Cathy and Anna they can’t cook well leave Cathy alone
She is grow woman not her help Anna need to back off from aimee mason