My Kitchen Rules – Another Random Decision
It appears the judges appear to be courting controversy in the last couple of sudden death challenges. Sure fans can have their views swayed by the teams they like or dislike but did Bree and Jessica actually cook the best three course meal eliminating fan favourites Carly and Tresne from the show?
Carly and Tresne were told they had the dish of the day with their entree of Golden Scallops With Champagne Sabayon and Prosciutto Crumbs. Lucky for them the judges did not get the burnt ones. Their dessert of Raspberry Turkish Mousse was deemed “perfection”. So basically their main course let them down. Yes they mangled three beautiful pieces of Wagyu Beef and that was a travesty. Tresne at first undercooked it then overcooked it when she was searing the raw pieces. For those wondering why she did not serve it rare, Harry and Christo had the same issue with Wagyu and they were told the fat was still raw. Also it looked like it was thrown onto the plate. As Colin Fassnidge said “I think I am missing some meat”.
However Bree and Jessica did serve up raw chicken to some of the judges. Karen Martini was particularly scathing. However Guy Grossi managed to get a piece of well cooked Chicken Ballontine though he did say the skin was inedible. Also points should have been deducted for putting edible flowers on the plate but they were probably awarded extra marks for making a Quinoa and Lentil Salad. Their entree was seared prawns on Fennel and Leek Puree with a Capsicum sauce. Pete said it was simple and elegant. Their dessert Chocolate Mousse Cake also received outstanding reviews however their praline, which they ended up pulping, had most of the judges complaining it tasted like too sugary nuts.
The mum’s from Adelaide are better time managers in the kitchen and maybe the judges decided that at the pointy end of the competition they might have the skills to cope. It should be noted it took Carly over an hour of the first prep time to make what is a pretty simple mousse. For someone who is a Home Economics teacher it is her partner who is the better cook. Interesting the scores reflect that the judges disagreed who cooked the best meal.
Karen gave Bree and Jessica a 5, Guy scored a 7, Liz a 7, Colin a 6, Pete a 7 and Manu a 7 for a total of 39 out of 60.
Carly and Tresne scored a 7 from Guy, Karen a 6, Colin a 6, Liz a 6, Pete a 7 and Manu a 6 of 38 out of 60.
With one point in it Carly and Tresne were gone. In this interview in the SMH Carly and Tresne say coming out was not ideal and also they would only recommend going on the show to people they did not like.
Saunders said it was an exhausting yet rewarding experience but not something she would do again nor suggest to her friends.
“We went on the show to test our resilience and it definitely did that and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone I like,” Saunders said with a giggle.
“We are just pawns in the game, to be honest, and that’s why you never see me do endorsements for the show because we did have some very bad experiences.
“The good, though, far outweighs the bad.”
Saunders said filming the series was mentally draining because of the tight schedule and being, in effect, in lock-down until they were eliminated.
“You don’t see your family or anyone outside of the show, so (My Kitchen Rules) becomes your entire existence and the thought of it being taken away through elimination is really frightening,” she said.
Sounds use Stockholm Syndrome to ensure their reality contestants tow the line.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN tonight at 7.30pm.