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Masterchef - the professionals

Postby liketocook » October 30th, 2018, 1:31 pm

It's officially winter :lol: :lol: Masterchef is back on from Tuesday 06/11/18. :D
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Postby TeresaFoodie » October 30th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Yippee! My absolute favourite food TV show this time of year. Thanks for the info! :bounce:
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Re: Masterchef - the prossionals

Postby suffolk » October 30th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Only seems like yesterday ............. :rolleyes:
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Postby KC2 » October 30th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Thanks for the heads-up ltc!
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Postby miss mouse » November 1st, 2018, 9:56 am

suffolk wrote:Only seems like yesterday .......


It does...
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Postby Sloe-Gin » November 7th, 2018, 9:21 am

I thought Monica's tempura looked like a pile of dog doodah, but what do I know?
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Postby cyprusmoira » November 7th, 2018, 9:35 am

Sloe-Gin wrote:I thought Monica's tempura looked like a pile of dog doodah, but what do I know?

I agree, it looked like a victory of style over substance,
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Re: Masterchef - the prossionals

Postby suffolk » November 7th, 2018, 10:03 am

And the poor lad who'd worked in Paris produced a a Buerre Noisette ... of course ... what else?

Think Marcus did look slightly shame-faced 'cos he should have realised that there could be some ambiguity for a classically trained chef.
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Postby Ratatouille » November 7th, 2018, 10:12 am

What a varied standard last night. The Maltese chef was one of the better ones but oh my goodness didn't he fancy himself?

Fancy not cleaning the squid before cooking it :sprout:

That was the lad from Jersey wasn't it Suffs. It looked as if he works at either Longueville Manor of Sean Rankins place - bot great restaurants - if you are a jersey financier
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Postby suffolk » November 7th, 2018, 10:45 am

Ratatouille wrote:That was the lad from Jersey wasn't it Suffs


Didn't pick up on where most of them were from ... we'd not been home long and were putting ourselves outside a Chinese takeaway :oops: :lol:

But I do remember the lad who said he'd had the chance to go to Paris and thought Why no?, although when he'd been before he thought it smelt ;) That was the lad that did the beurre noisette wasn't it? I might be wrong ... as I said, I was only watching with one eye and one ear ...
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Postby Sloe-Gin » November 8th, 2018, 3:53 pm

I hope there are no vegan dishes tonight on MC, as William Sitwell is one of the judges!!
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Postby KC2 » November 9th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Sloe-Gin wrote:I hope there are no vegan dishes tonight on MC, as William Sitwell is one of the judges!!


Ha! That's exactly what I said to OH ....
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Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Did I mis-hear or did he describe himself last night as being 'open minded'? :lol:
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Postby KC2 » November 9th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I think he said "we" are open-minded, Suffs ... I wasn't well and was crashed out on the sofa, and so was only listening with half an ear and not really watching, but I recall him being incredibly rude and dismissive about one of the offerings - can't remember which one - but then he couldn't find anything bad to say about the dessert so seemed lost for words ...
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Postby suffolk » November 9th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Yes ... Grace Dent pulled him up on that one didn't she (I'm not her biggest fan but I warmed to her when she did that).

Hope you're feeling a bit better today :hug:
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Postby KC2 » November 9th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Thanks Suffs :hug: yes, fortunately today is another day :D

Me too re Grace Dent!
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Postby TeresaFoodie » November 9th, 2018, 3:21 pm

I'm guilty of falling asleep through these this year and am normally hanging off the edge of my seat! They are usually repeated over the weekend I think so I'll catch them somehow.
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Re: Masterchef - the prossionals

Postby Ratatouille » November 16th, 2018, 2:02 pm

I think we saw at least one possible winners last night. I am so glad the one covered from head to foot in tatoos was eliminated.
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Postby KC2 » November 16th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Ratatouille wrote:I think we saw at least one possible winners last night. I am so glad the one covered from head to foot in tatoos was eliminated.


Haha Rats, I agree! I must say, this year's batch seem to be very tatoo-ey - they've all got them! Bit like sailors!

I think they should have kept the nice cookery teacher instead of David, who got sent home yesterday anyway. I wondered if they kept him for good TV - he was more likely to do something silly and regret it than the cookery teacher.
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Postby TeresaFoodie » November 16th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Fell asleep again! :lol:

So the guy with the cheek tattoos is out? Thank God for that. I found his appearance very disturbing. Distracted me away from any talent that he may have had.
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Postby Ratatouille » November 17th, 2018, 9:32 am

The other affectation this year seems to be great plugs of wood? in one or both ears. Makes them look more like witch doctors than chefs.

I too like the teacher he had that lovely easy Caribbean charm
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Postby KC2 » November 17th, 2018, 11:52 am

Ratatouille wrote:The other affectation this year seems to be great plugs of wood? in one or both ears. Makes them look more like witch doctors than chefs.


:lol: I hadn't noticed that, Rats!
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Postby cyprusmoira » November 18th, 2018, 10:52 am

TeresaFoodie wrote:So the guy with the cheek tattoos is out? Thank God for that. I found his appearance very disturbing. Distracted me away from any talent that he may have had.
I agree, I also agree about the cookery teacher, you could tell that he was used to explaining what he was doing.
I was going to comment that they were prejudiced against those not working in professional kitchens but remembered that a senior lecturer from Glasgow Catering College won a couple of years ago
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Postby suffolk » November 18th, 2018, 11:31 am

It wasn't the cheek tattoos that got me ... it was the big pair of red lips on the side of his neck :sprout:
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby liketocook » November 18th, 2018, 11:38 am

:oops: :oops: just spotted the terrible typo in the thread title, hopefully corrected now ;)
I'm enjoying the series so far, the usual mixed bag of decent cooks, one's with potential and those who aren't as good as they think they are.
I'm not keen on tattoos but would rather them thank the ear plugs!
I know a guy who is now a senior catering lecturer, I think, like him, most them worked in professional kitchens before going into the teaching background and they are certainly expected to know their stuff across all the sections. He previously was a senior chef a local high end hotel but wanted away from the hours and weekend working rather than away from cooking. Lecturing was ideal in this respect.
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Postby TeresaFoodie » November 18th, 2018, 1:08 pm

suffolk wrote:It wasn't the cheek tattoos that got me ... it was the big pair of red lips on the side of his neck :sprout:


The tattoo artist who did those was very talented, they looked very real. :sprout:
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Postby miss mouse » November 18th, 2018, 3:31 pm

liketocook wrote:just spotted the terrible typo in the thread title, hopefully corrected now


I thought it was funny, obviously a typo.
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby liketocook » November 18th, 2018, 4:57 pm

miss mouse wrote:
liketocook wrote:just spotted the terrible typo in the thread title, hopefully corrected now


I thought it was funny, obviously a typo.

:lol: :lol: spelling has never been my strong point :oops:
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Postby miss mouse » November 18th, 2018, 7:31 pm

We understood it, what else matters really? My spillin is not gud either.
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Postby liketocook » November 18th, 2018, 7:41 pm

miss mouse wrote:We understood it, what else matters really? My spillin is not gud either.

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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 20th, 2018, 9:28 pm

I see we had another witch doctor in our midst tonight. There was more hole than ear! :shock:

I'm afraid I wasn't really blown away by any of the chefs tonight and am finding the whole series pretty lacklustre if honest. I can't put my finger on why. Have they dropped some of the background tension music perhaps? No doubt I'll carry on watching it!
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby Ratatouille » November 21st, 2018, 9:48 am

[quote="TeresaFoodie"]I see we had another witch doctor in our midst tonight. There was more hole than ear! :shock:
/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby suffolk » November 21st, 2018, 10:25 am

Definitely one who just wasn't as good as he'd assumed he was :rolleyes:

Loved the partridge dish ... it reminded me of stuff I'd read about Ancient Roman dishes
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Postby cyprusmoira » November 21st, 2018, 10:36 am

I did not find any of them very inspiring, I fell asleep

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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby cyprusmoira » November 22nd, 2018, 6:08 am

Burnt Broccoli, who are they kidding :rolleyes:
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 22nd, 2018, 12:28 pm

The skills tests are so bizarre this year!

How would other Wildies have presented broccoli three ways in the time allocated? :shock: I probably would have done a puree and a tempura and then run away! :lol:

I don't think that GW, MW and MG make a comfortable trio. Anyone else feel that?
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby Ratatouille » November 22nd, 2018, 1:49 pm

At least we didn't have any witch doctors last night ! I don't mind the judging combo. Let's see what tonight brings.
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby Bubbles » November 22nd, 2018, 4:30 pm

I would struggle to think of ways to prepare broccoli: steamed and er....steamed? I also found the lat chicken one strange; a fried egg and boiled egg side by side! :?
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby liketocook » November 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am

I'm enjoying the skills tests, deceptively simple looking but difficult to pull off. I did like the look of the polinaise sauce and very doable I thought so intend to try making it. :)
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby cyprusmoira » November 23rd, 2018, 10:53 am

liketocook wrote:I did like the look of the polinaise sauce

Oddly enough I use what I now know to be polonaise sauce to finish off the family version Of Kedgeree. It comes from my Mother who learnt the recipe when doing a City & Guilds course some fifty years ago
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Re: Masterchef - the professionals

Postby liketocook » November 23rd, 2018, 2:28 pm

cyprusmoira wrote:
liketocook wrote:I did like the look of the polinaise sauce

Oddly enough I use what I now know to be polonaise sauce to finish off the family version Of Kedgeree. It comes from my Mother who learnt the recipe when doing a City & Guilds course some fifty years ago

I can see that working really well with kedgeree :hungry:
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