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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 10th, 2019, 4:31 pm

I think the fact that they are changing the days and times around so frequently this year says it all!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby cyprusmoira » March 11th, 2019, 10:57 am

A problem that I have with MC and similar programmes is that they do not allow time for items that take a longer time to cook, so no braising or marinating
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby suffolk » March 11th, 2019, 11:42 am

Totally agree Moira ... ditto the making of a good stock is very difficult in the time allowed.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 11th, 2019, 12:57 pm

That half an hour episode was quite annoying last night wasn't it? Allow half of the contestants to cook, then have to wait another 24 hours to watch the other half cook and then the elimination. I know there will be a recap but in anticipation of part two I have already forgotten who cooked what last night. A distinct lack of flow.

And has Greg always had an awkwardly false toothy grin or am I only just noticing it? :?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 11th, 2019, 1:22 pm

When I did it you were allowed to take 2 prepared items eh stock, filo pastry something in a marinade. Makes more sense because that what one does in a kitchen isn't it?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby suffolk » March 11th, 2019, 2:18 pm

I thought I remembered something like that Rats :)
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby patpoyntz » March 11th, 2019, 8:50 pm

Have not been watching this avidly, but caught tonight’s episode. I thought there was some very nice food tonight. I’d have enjoyed Jillys fish soup, and though I don’t have a sweet tooth I thought the two desserts looked very tasty.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 12th, 2019, 8:05 am

I also liked the look of the fish soup dish. I am going to be really picky here but she should have wiped those dribbles off the plate....

The butterscotch pud akin to Angel Delight worried me a bit but he really pulled that off didn't he. It was so well presented.

I am glad that we seem to have lost the boring trend of foams on a plate. I don't think there has been one yet unless one happened during one of my snoozes.

A night off tonight and then back to an hour long tomorrow. :bounce:
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby WWordsworth » March 12th, 2019, 5:22 pm

Wasn't the blue group strong?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 13th, 2019, 12:44 am

Outstandingly so.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby cyprusmoira » March 14th, 2019, 6:13 am

Talk about food waste, what happened to all the cooked egg whites and unusable egg yolks in that starter that needed a single lightly cooked egg yolk?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Bubbles » March 14th, 2019, 3:02 pm

I will not be eating peas and chocolate combo anytime soon so Frog not on my must do list. The hake looked good though!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 14th, 2019, 7:32 pm

There was a trend here a few years ago to serve an entire 6 course menu containing tomatoes. The peas nd chocolate struck me as something similar. We were in a local restaurant one night when a Dutch couple were sampling the tomato menu. Half way through the man threw down his knife and fork and said "Enough. Toamate absurdom" We cheered!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 14th, 2019, 7:57 pm

:lol:

I was expecting everyone to turn their noses up at the peas and chocolate. It was so absurdly weird to me I could barely watch.

90 minutes tonight. I think I might need coffee during the bit in between. :lol:
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 15th, 2019, 10:18 am

There was no way I could make it through to the last half hour :td:
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 15th, 2019, 12:37 pm

I failed halfway through the first hour and completely missed the last half hour episode. Lightweight! :lol:
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby WWordsworth » March 22nd, 2019, 8:57 pm

Alex seems to be doing very well
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby WWordsworth » March 22nd, 2019, 9:58 pm

Oh dear
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 22nd, 2019, 11:37 pm

I thought tonight's judging was fair. I was quite surprised that Italian pudding man had so much praise. Obviously I didn't taste it, but on looks alone it appeared quite flat. For Grace Dent to go all googly eyed over it, it must have tasted sublime. Delia needs to pull her reigns in. Sorry I can't remember names but rugby girl is ahead of the rest for me.

Totally enjoyed managing to keep my eyes open for that one (only because I napped through and missed GBM...)
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 23rd, 2019, 10:02 am

WWordsworth wrote:Oh dear


I had her picked for the last 3 but she admitted to not having made the complete dish previously. A dangerous gamble. I loved the look of the vennison/ It was so classic and simple but beautifully presented.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby patpoyntz » March 23rd, 2019, 10:49 am

Yes, I thought Alex would get through to the final, she has cooked some great food, but she deserved to go on last nights effort. Such a pity after her last chocolate pudding looked wonderful. I’ve been rooting for Jilly for a while now, and loved her classic venison dish. Such praise from the food critics.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby WWordsworth » March 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm

Jilly and Geoff are my favourites now, although I do like the others.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » March 23rd, 2019, 10:44 pm

Just caught up on yesterday's - sorry to see the back of Alex but as you say, Rats, a mistake not to have cooked the entire dish previously. We had very high hopes for her until now ... Irini is great!
I bet Jilly is a really good teacher. If she wins or otherwise goes on to culinary things her pupils will miss her!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby cyprusmoira » March 24th, 2019, 7:13 am

I do not know why they were surprised by Irini's broad bean puree, it sometimes turns up among the dips in a meze.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » March 24th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Moira, we'd be interested in making an alternative to using chickpeas. We have a couple of cans of butter beans, what would you recommend we add to make it a bit different from hummus?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby cyprusmoira » March 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm

KC2 wrote: We have a couple of cans of butter bean
Worth a try, I suspect that the broad bean puree contained quite a lot of garlic but no tahini

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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » March 24th, 2019, 1:18 pm

Good idea to leave out the tahini, Moira.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 26th, 2019, 10:11 am

Not best pleased because tonight MC clashes with the sewing bee.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby suffolk » March 26th, 2019, 10:26 am

Ive not watched MC for at least a week, possibly two weeks ... I’m not missing it ... I’m getting my ‘fix’ from GBM ... it seems much more engaging ... MC seems too rushed nowadays.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 26th, 2019, 2:04 pm

It's question of "I've started so I'll finish" this year.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby suffolk » March 26th, 2019, 4:31 pm

I decided life’s too short for that ... ;)
I might watch the last couple of programmes .... or I might not ...
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » March 27th, 2019, 12:06 am

suffolk wrote:I decided life’s too short for that ... ;)
I might watch the last couple of programmes .... or I might not ...


We actually quite enjoyed this evening's - the explorers were great, much more fun than the usual stuffed shirts!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Bubbles » March 27th, 2019, 9:10 pm

suffolk wrote:Ive not watched MC for at least a week, possibly two weeks ... I’m not missing it ... I’m getting my ‘fix’ from GBM ... it seems much more engaging ... MC seems too rushed nowadays.

Just caught the end of GBM. Who is the chap with the long whitish hair awarding the points?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 28th, 2019, 12:26 am

I caught the start of GBM. Fell asleep. The start of MC. Fell asleep. I tried watching both with my elbows perched on the coffee table leaning forward, telling myself that I would not let the sleep monster get me. The only things I remember are tambourines and goldfish dumplings that had their eyes added at the last minute. That is the extent of my enjoyment of the TV this evening. :lol: Oh, I also noticed Delia's flawless make up throughout in a sweaty kitchen. :rolleyes: Wouldn't happen would it?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 29th, 2019, 1:11 pm

So who will it be then?? I thought Geoff tried to be a bit too clever last night rather styleover substance. Mr R came in just as he presented his plate and asked if he had left something off because he had run out of time!
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Busybee » March 29th, 2019, 2:45 pm

This may be a controversial opinion, but Geoff hasn’t seemed to cook anything other than Italian or Italian inspired? In previous series I noticed that if someone was cooking predominantly from one cuisine then they were pushed into a brief that was out of their comfort zone, this didn’t seem to happen with Geoff.

I’m not sure what cooking in professional kitchens adds to the mix, other than the hint of car crash t.v, this isn’t Masterchef Professionals so why would we expect the contestants to be able to cook in a professional kitchen?

My money is on Jilly, but anyone could win.

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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Catherine » March 29th, 2019, 9:25 pm

25 minutes of utter waffle. I just can't be bothered, too boring.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Ratatouille » March 29th, 2019, 10:06 pm

I agree with the waffle but I am now very tearful. I was rooting for Irini because she is a cook after my own heart. She really did cook with love.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » March 30th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Ratatouille wrote:I agree with the waffle but I am now very tearful. I was rooting for Irini because she is a cook after my own heart. She really did cook with love.
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hear, hear Rats - she's such a genuinely lovely person as well - mind you they're all nice but she is special.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby cyprusmoira » March 30th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Just caught with the programme. Well done Ireni.

If anyone wants trachanas, please let me know, all our local supermarkets sell it, Personally I would not bother, it just tastes of sour milk.


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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby TeresaFoodie » April 1st, 2019, 3:30 am

I was surprised that Jilly did not win and quite enjoyed the waffly bit. Didn't they all show such graciousness? :kneel:
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » April 1st, 2019, 10:24 am

TeresaFoodie wrote:I was surprised that Jilly did not win and quite enjoyed the waffly bit. Didn't they all show such graciousness? :kneel:


Yes, Tezza, it's fun seeing where they've come from etc. And it was sweet of Irini to say could she share the trophy!

We thought Jilly might have the edge over Irini as her plates looked so mastercheffy, particularly after they criticised Irini's lamb presentation.
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby Bubbles » April 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm

I always enjoy a glimpse into the contestants' private lives and these three were very interesting and likeable. If I'm honest I was hoping Geoff would be in the final so I could find out more about him as a person. Nosy? Moi?
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Re: MasterChef UK

Postby KC2 » April 1st, 2019, 12:48 pm

Bubbles wrote:I always enjoy a glimpse into the contestants' private lives and these three were very interesting and likeable. If I'm honest I was hoping Geoff would be in the final so I could find out more about him as a person. Nosy? Moi?


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