My Kitchen Rules Is Doing A Masterchef And Not In A Positve Way
What is it with these networks that when their cooking reality shows become successful they start dicking the fans of the show around? First we saw it when the powers that be decided to split the Masterchef Australia finale with their new show The Renovators and now SEVEN have decided they will put My Kitchen Rules in hiatus over the Easter break because it is non-ratings period.
This could be a risky move and should anger the viewers. My Kitchen Rules has had a very long season, clearly wanting to milk the show for all the ratings points it is worth. However the general perception is that it is now dragging on a bit – hello fourth round of instant restaurants – and there is a risk the viewers will just give up on the show prior to the finale.
Masterchef never recovered from their strategic blunder and it will be interesting to see if MKR has any fall out from this programming decision.
Anyway last night the fourth round of instant restaurants kicked off with Paul and Blair playing hosts. To be honest both of them looked pretty tired even before they started prepping the six dishes they were going to serve.
This time around the teams have to cook two entrees, two mains and two desserts. The teams then choose one dish they wish to order and both of those team mates were given it. The judges Manu and Pete ordered a different dish each.
For entree they had the choice between Wasabi and Avocado Soup with Marinated Tuna and Prawn Tempura with Beetroot Puree. Manu said that because wasabi was the ingredient that was mentioned first so was surprised he could not taste more of it in it. Chloe and Kelly thought it tasted more like cucumber then any of the other ingredients. What is the obsession with this year’s contestants and avocado. It is the death ingredient.
Pete Evans thought the prawn dish was too sweet.
Chloe and Kelly were being strategic and selecting the dish that higher degree of difficulty ie greater chance for the team to stuff up. For the main they chose the Salmon with the Moreton Bay Bug Ravioli over the Beef Cheeks with the Soy and Orange. The salmon was overcooked whereas the Beef was delicious with the only criticism Bree could come up with was the sauce soaked into the rice. What? Isn’t that what it is meant to do?
Manu took one for the judging team by being the judge to try the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. In fact he was the only one to have it. The twins changed their dessert order to the Spice Cake With Lime Sorbet and Salty Coconut Sauce at the last minute. Did the producers put them up to this?
Manu gave the cheesecake a ten, and the cake also scored highly.
The scores were:
- Twins – 7
- WA Girls – 7
- Tassie Girls – 6
- SA Mum’s – 6
Pete gave a 6 for entree, six for main, nine for dessert and Manu gave a six for entree, seven for main, and ten for dessert. This was a total of 70 points which should see them safe.