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My Kitchen Rules – It Is A Cooking Competition Not A Congeniality Contest

Quick couple of questions: Were any of the ingredients that Kelly and Chloe cooked with bought from Coles? And is it really fair that teams only a few weeks away from winning $250,000 are scoring their competitors meals?

Chloe and Kelly may not be popular but they have not entered Ms Congeniality Rules but My Kitchen Rules. The scores the teams gave last night particularly the three from the twins and the four from the Queensland boys was bollocks. Considering the average of Manu’s meal was 8 and they ate the same thing as him.

Sure the menu they cooked was very “look at us see how clever and sophisticated we are” it was also high end and risk taking. Not a pureed vegetable to be seen. Props should be given for cooking with Bone Marrow, Oxtail, Goat, Marron, Venison and putting Truffle in the dessert. In most cases the dishes worked. In fact there was no criticism of their Bone Marrow with Oxtail entree at all and Manu gave it a perfect ten declaring it the best dish in the competition.

Sure Pete’s said his entree of Marron with Scallops felt like a bit of an after thought but he was the only one who ordered that dish.

Most of the contestants ordered Venison with Blackberries. It looked small on the plate but Manu thought it was perfectly cooked. It should be noted Blair said his piece was medium. Vikki and Helena who must have tried the meat for the first time were not fans and marked them down accordingly. This was based on their personal taste not on how well prepared and sophisticated the dish was.

The Goat with Polenta sounded like it was delicious. The SA mums were happy with it and the only criticism from Pete was the sauce was too acidic.

Their desserts were a bit of a disaster and the patrons had to wait over two hours for them. People were yawning and the late night would not have been helped that all their body clocks being on Eastern States time would think it was two hours later.

However long waits have occurred before in other instant restaurants and the penalty for this has not been too severe.

The dessert of Truffle, Truffle, Truffle was over the top. Manu said the ice cream was “to die for” however the other elements on the plate including a truffle ball and white chocolate truffle ganache ruined the dish. Pete had the Doughnuts with Elderflower Curd and he said they were not cooked all the way through and the curd tasted fake as they used Elderflower cordial.

The scores:

  • SA Mums – 6
  • Tassie Girls – 5
  • Qld Boys – 4
  • Twins – 3

It was a combined total score of 18/40. This was just wrong their menu was worth more then that.

Manu scored the entree a ten, for main an eight, and dessert a five and Pete scored the entree a six, for main an eight, dessert a four.

They received a total score of 59 which places them at the bottom of the leading  board and put them at risk of elimination.

If it is a popularity contest it will be interesting to see how the other teams score as it looks like the girls have a disaster in the kitchen including dropped plates and lots of tears.  Will suddenly they get seven’s because they are nice?

My Kitchen Rules back on SEVEN on Easter Monday.


1 Smythe { 04.11.14 at 1:24 pm }

My dog is a truffle hunter. I could rent him out to C & K so that they could get some fresh truffles for their next cooking challenge.

Agree w/ others that the teams should not be judging each other at this point of the competition. The scores should be based on cooking and not strategy.

2 daisy { 04.11.14 at 2:41 pm }

Thanks Smythe.

I reckon George from MC looks like a truffle sniffer.

3 Troy 'Truffle Dog' Buswell { 04.11.14 at 2:48 pm }
4 Rosie { 04.11.14 at 2:52 pm }

Ah, CB, yer a one!

5 cuisinaire { 04.11.14 at 3:11 pm }

Daisy @49…I meant The Herdsman (Growers’ Market) not the Herdies Pub!!! Yes I live in the western suburbs but I’ve never been called a “Westie” before.

6 daisy { 04.11.14 at 3:15 pm }

Thanks cuis, I am used to the pub being called the Herdies.

Troy, of course, you were just sniffing for truffles. It’s funny how many ladies’ bums can be mistaken for truffles.

7 Ma Chook { 04.11.14 at 4:31 pm }

Watched Manu in France last night. Enjoyed. I hope our delusional food wankers from WA watched to see what fine dining really looks and tastes like.The dishes he knocked up were seemingly simple, but looked magnifque and I’m sure they tasted even better.

8 Ali { 04.11.14 at 4:53 pm }

I too, watched Manu meandering around the Brittany countryside, so tranquil, so “pissful”.

You can see what sort of dad Manu would be; he had an easy and natural rapport with the kids, not to mention how he cracked himself up laughing at his own Dad jokes.

The produce featured “in-cray-ible” lobsters and MKR-worthy food like that black pudding made from raw pig’s blood: definitely within the MKR contestants’ skill set.

The most fitting tribute goes to his gallic counterpart when he said “Manu continues to be a cooker in Austria”

9 daisy { 04.11.14 at 5:09 pm }

Ah Ali, but do you think he would be home ruffling hair and reading stories to les enfants, or would he be out getting pissful with les madamoiselles? Non?

And saying, ” Another jus bartender. You know how I lueve my jus”.

10 cuisinaire { 04.21.14 at 10:10 pm }

Chloe: “I don’t know why anyone would deep fry pasta”. Did not C & K deep fry balls of mac’n’cheese?

11 brain dead dave { 04.21.14 at 11:22 pm }

Chloe’s as dumb as dogshit. ie “Are you scoring strategic?”

Jaws is no smarter with her cretinous use of “anythink”.

The Tassie girls spelling “Entre ” on their menus , you could tell they were in for a bad night. Pete shot his load about the duck dish but still gave it an “8”.

It’s ludicrous the contestants being scored by people who can’t cook themselves.

12 daisy { 04.21.14 at 11:28 pm }

As long as I don’t have to hear the twins say, “shtrategic”.

Please, oh please girls, there is no ‘h’ after the ‘s’ in straight or pastry. My ears bleed when I hear them shpeak.

13 Littlepetal { 04.22.14 at 8:38 am }

The duck dish should have been a 9 or 10. But that would mean WA girls will still be bottom of the leaderboard.

When the Palm Sugar Bavarois got such low score from Pete, the recipe is on MKR website and MKR tested with some changes. This mean the dish is not that bad.

14 brain dead dave { 04.22.14 at 9:08 am }

For sure if the duck was as “cooked to perfection” and “full of flavour” as Pete said, it had to be 9 or 10. The low score for the dessert was all to ensure Horse Head and Jaws stay in the alleged competition. This garbage wasn’t worth waiting five minutes to view, let alone over a week.

Bring on the farcical Finals and get it over with.

15 Littlepetal { 04.22.14 at 9:27 am }

Its all a set up, BDD. We didn’t fall for it.

16 Morgan { 04.22.14 at 9:40 am }

Chloe and Kelly are in the Semifinals. Gag. Pete once again adjusting his scores just to keep his favourites in.

17 brain dead dave { 04.22.14 at 9:50 am }

Wills and Kate must be having a good old laugh watching this embarrassing spectacle.

18 Littlepetal { 04.22.14 at 10:29 am }

Pete is a puppet to the producers and C7. I never believe that the scores from the judges are truly how they tasted the food. They are all manipulated.