Masterchef Australia – The Is No Tension In The Episodes Due To Editing
Masterchef Australia at the moment has as much suspense as a Mills & Boon novel the editing flags what is going to happen and who is going to win and who is going to lose.
Here’s a tip if you are trying to create suspense on who is going to be selected to have their plates tasted please showcase more then five contestants. In the Marco Pierre White mystery box six contestants were flagged Emelia, Amy, Brent, Laura, Kira and Tracy. The first five were picked to have their plates tasted and Tracy who had been sobbing about under cooked lobster looked like she was the one to miss out. But hang on Marco decided he would like to taste one more dish. Cue fireball and commercial break. But really there was as much tension as there is in 20 year old pair of knickers as we all knew it was going to be Tracy as there had been no other on screen interactions with any of the contestants.
It is Marco Pierre White week on Masterchef Australia with him bringing his own brand of crazy. His schtick is a mix of fire and brimstone mixed with caring philosophical advice. He is as much of a stereotype as Gordon Ramsay is.
Marco set the mystery box which was lobster, white port, olive oil, ginger, carrots, cucumber, coriander, mixed spices and vine tomatoes.
Most of the contestants made ravioli or bisque. Gary had to go and background everyone that Marco’s signature dish was ravioli and this increased the cook’s nerves.
Tracy made Coriander Ravioli with Lobster and Kira as making a lobster Ravioli with a poached lobster tail. Bet you she is not game to tell him she does not eat carbs as I expect he would be pretty scathing about that.
Laura’s Pasta En Brodo won, which she based on her grandmother’s chicken recipe. Marco said it was she shared something of herself with them.
Emelia’s Lobster Ravioli was also praised as was Kira’s Poached Lobster tail. Brent’s Bisque was criticised because he had put vinegar in it, and Amy’s deep fried egg yolk was said to add nothing to the dish. Not sure why she did that.
Then Marco chose to try Tracy’s lobster she in tears told them it was undercooked but low and behold it was perfect.
Marco who appears to like Tracy told her that her plate told him that she was a very giving person. Was this some sort of MPW pick up line?
Laura then selected porcini mushrooms as the signature ingredient for the invention test over prosciutto and bottarga. The other twist was they were only allowed five ingredients and were unable to go back to the pantry.
Again we had the editing that flagged early who were top and bottom three as they only showcased six people. It did not take long to work out Amy, Tash and Byron were in trouble. And considering there were only three others given any screen time in that section of the episode it meant Laura, Tracy and Ben had to be top three.
Laura’s stuffed gnocchi looked gorgeous. Tracy made a sausage that looked more like a haggis and again she was crying about the possibility about it being undercooked. Ben was in theory looking dodgy with his attempt to turn cream into butter but his pasta worked.
Tash on the other hand had very ordinary gnocchi because she had picked the wrong potatoes and had not soaked the mushrooms. She knew she had served up a disastrous dish.
Byron’s spatchcock was so bad he said he wanted all his five ingredients off the plate. Marco took him aside and told him we all have bad days. “When I was a boy when I had a bad service the easiest thing to do is to beat yourself up.” He did not add so then I decided to verbally beat other people up…. I also note he did not offer him a job in any of his kitchens.
Amy’s dish was a bad combination of capers and porcini mushrooms, so she was bottom three as well. Byron, Tash and Amy have to replicate a Marco dish it will be interesting to see who goes home.