Either I have been living under a rock as I had no idea Masterchef winner Adam Liaw had had a baby. Maybe I need to get on the social media more. Photo from Adam’s Instagram.
December 10, 2013 11 Comments
Fans of Masterchef Australia’s Ben Milbourne will welcome the opportunity to spend a long weekend with him. The picture says it all on how to enter, however Ben elaborates more about the prize on his instagram page.
I will show you all the best food spots on the East Coat then cook dinner for you and 3 friend.
Anyone going to enter?
December 2, 2013 12 Comments
Congratulations to Alice Zaslasvky who is married her long time boyfriend on the weekend. It has been a great year for the popular Masterchef contestant as she has shown she is a great host on the kids cooking show Kitchen Whiz. She was surrounded by some Masterchef alumni including Julia Taylor, Kylie Millar and Tregan.
December 2, 2013 26 Comments
This year’s Masterchef Australia winner Emma Dean has her cookbook out on Sunday 1 December. The book called A Home-grown Table – Food To Eat With Family And Friends release is timed for the Christmas buying frenzy.
The blurb about the book from Booktopia where you can pre-order for $35.95 says:
Emma Dean, winner of the 2013 MasterChef, is on her way to becoming a household name. Growing up on a hobby farm, her love of everything fresh and seasonal began at an early age. This is reflected in her first collection of recipes, with a farm-to-table approach to food and her earthy style, using food grown or foraged to create wonderful recipes you’ll love to share. A Homegrown Table covers a range of meals for every time of day. With over 80 nourishing recipes, Emma combines the familiar with the unusual, showcasing different cuts of meat, heirloom vegetables and wild greens.
If you are keen to buy it check out Big W they normally have the cheapest prices in these type of books.
November 29, 2013 21 Comments
The TEN 2014 upfronts were held earlier this week to promote their shows and fingers crossed next year will see the network kicking some goals.
Their reality TV schedule is strong. They are bringing back So You Think You Can Dance Australia with Paula Abdul as one of the judges. She spoke to the crowd and she was exactly as you expected gorgeous and slightly kooky. She will be joined on the panel by Jason Gilkison, Shannon Holtzapffel and Aaron Cash. Carrie Bickmore will host.
Masterchef Australia is back with Kylie Kwong joining the cast as a guest mentor and it will be good to have a women who specialty is Asian cuisine. This season will be the “most authentic ” season. TEN were saying it will be less scripted, less predictable, more exciting and more focused on food than ever before. When I asked Gary Mehigan about it being less scripted he reckons that is always the case. I also talked to Gary about the success of the show in India he has been there three times this year. It is shown on cable over there and gets over 1.2 million viewers an episode. He was saying Indian food in Australia nothing like what you get in India. If I was a betting person I would guess Gary might be looking to do something in that area either a cookbook or business maybe. There would certainly be a market.
The Bachelor is back for series two. It turned into a sleeper hit for the Network particularly with the online views. There were over 7 million views of the show online. Don’t be surprised if The Bachelorette pops up next year either.
The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia will see Michelle, Shannan and Commando help an entire town lose weight. This is a good way of putting a bit of a twist in the series. Ararat which is one of the countries heaviest towns is now in danger of being known as Arafat, however they must have loved the boost to the economy of having the show film there for a few weeks. I have heard they take some of the residence and bring them back to Camp Biggest Loser. And of course we will be looking for that sexual tension between Michelle Bridges and Commando.
American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance US and Snog Marry Avoid will continue to be shown on ELEVEN.
November 21, 2013 30 Comments