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Masterchef

Postby liketocook » March 27th, 2017, 7:31 pm

I see it's back this Wednesday - I do love it despite the cringe moments :D
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Rocky » March 27th, 2017, 11:12 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I love it - even if it can be annoying....
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » March 28th, 2017, 5:54 pm

Thanks for the reminder, another fan
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Pepper Pig » March 31st, 2017, 6:20 am

I loved Leanne. What a nice girl!
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Re: Masterchef

Postby cyprusmoira » March 31st, 2017, 2:44 pm

I have just found this about the original Masterchef
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/cooking ... asterchef/

If you want to see some inept cooking, Masterchef USA starts on Watch next week
Our favourite remains Masterchef Australia, they also get some tuition on that programme in the form of master classes.

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Re: Masterchef

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 31st, 2017, 3:19 pm

Shame I couldn't read the whole article ... it wouldn't let me Register (for free :? ) :(
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Re: Masterchef

Postby StokeySue » March 31st, 2017, 3:46 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:Shame I couldn't read the whole article ... it wouldn't let me Register (for free :? ) :(

No, but you can see Ratatouille looking very definite on the left of the pic :D
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Re: Masterchef

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 31st, 2017, 6:01 pm

Yes, I thought that was our Rats ;) :tu:
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Re: Masterchef

Postby cyprusmoira » April 1st, 2017, 10:17 am

The American contestant fell under the Curse of the Chocolate Fondant or Chocolate Lava Cake as she called it. Will they never learn.

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Re: Masterchef

Postby StokeySue » April 1st, 2017, 10:19 am

Pepper Pig wrote:I loved Leanne. What a nice girl!

Yup, passes the wine bar test (as in we'd take her to one)
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Re: Masterchef

Postby WWordsworth » April 1st, 2017, 9:21 pm

I agree.
I also agree that Aussie MasterChef rocks
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Re: Masterchef

Postby liketocook » April 5th, 2017, 6:51 pm

Oh I'm loving it - not sure the lovely Leanne will get much further but I do hope so :D At least we got the chocolate "fondant" disaster that seems to appear every series out of the way early, why do contestants still try this in an oven they're not used to :? I'm not sure about Alison but I think it might just be the false or very mascared eyelashes which is a look I'm not keen on.........
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Zosherooney » May 12th, 2017, 5:20 am

We have been watching some of this series and at the point when 4 goes down to 3 we noticed that Gregg and John do not now make any negative comments at all. Whereas 2 weeks ago, although they were cooking the same standard of food a lot of the comments were negative. Why are the contestants not defending themselves ??? It all seems a bit too contrived for my liking although I do like the challenges and personalities. :| :| :|
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Suelle » May 12th, 2017, 7:43 am

Zosherooney wrote:We have been watching some of this series and at the point when 4 goes down to 3 we noticed that Gregg and John do not now make any negative comments at all. Whereas 2 weeks ago, although they were cooking the same standard of food a lot of the comments were negative. Why are the contestants not defending themselves ??? It all seems a bit too contrived for my liking although I do like the challenges and personalities. :| :| :|


I think there are less negative comments on the food because standards have improved over each stage. And the contestants don't defend themselves on screen because that has never been part of the format - occasionally a comment/reaction is televised, but not often. I don't know whether that's just the choice of the production team, or whether the contestants are told to take criticism with good grace.
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Re: Masterchef

Postby suffolk » May 12th, 2017, 7:50 am

I've been thinking all along that Saliha is a potential winner, but Steve is coming up on the rails ..................
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Chinchilla_lady » May 12th, 2017, 12:12 pm

We were betting on Alison, we were wrong
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Postby Zosherooney » May 12th, 2017, 12:25 pm

We think the same as you Suff. Steve is defo looking more and more like the winner in our house.
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Suelle » May 12th, 2017, 1:35 pm

What's interesting is that Saliyah has come so far on her own ethnic style of cooking. I remember a few years ago, contestants were criticised if they presented ethnic dishes all the way through, and told they would have to show skills in classic cooking too.
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Re: Masterchef

Postby suffolk » May 12th, 2017, 2:18 pm

I was thinking exactly the same Suelle ... modern Asian cooking in the UK has come a long way from what was produced in the majority of Indian restaurants we were used to only ten or so years ago :D
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Re: Masterchef

Postby cyprusmoira » May 13th, 2017, 5:41 am

I am glad that Saliyah won, I liked her food, it seems to have a Persian influence. I wonder if she will do what others have done and make a career in catering. I suspect not, she is a doctor from a family of doctors.

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Re: Masterchef

Postby suffolk » May 13th, 2017, 6:35 am

So glad she won - she produced three phenomenal dishes last night :kneel:
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Re: Masterchef

Postby Catherine » May 13th, 2017, 12:44 pm

The right person definitely won on the night, but I do think the other 2 faltered a little in the final and have produced better dishes in other rounds. Giovanna's dessert for example was not a patch on the crumble she produced in the previous round and Steve's didn't quite match up. That said I think all 3 finalists produced exciting food and individual food. Steve's main course sounded awesome as did Giovanna's started
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Re: Masterchef

Postby liketocook » May 13th, 2017, 6:33 pm

A well deserved winner - though thought they all did brilliantly :D roll on the next series ;)
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