Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Masterchef Australia

Ok, so initially we thought the Australian Masterchef wasn’t worth watching – too much dramatic editing, stressful pauses and not to mention the hideously corny title soundtrack! Slowly but surely we started watching a few episodes a week, and now we are seriously addicted, setting our PRV to record every episode! The ultimate show so far was when the contestants had to recreate some of Heston Blumenthal’s signature dishes AND serve them to him – I can’t imagine that level of stress! Heston is one of the most amazing contemporary chefs in the world, and we think he is super awesome because he has roots in South Africa and he often uses South African ingredients like Rooi Bos and Biltong J

Much to our surprise the show’s focus really is on the food and cooking and not so much the politics and ‘characters’ as we expected. It’s interesting to see how many people have been inspired to hit the kitchen by this show, and in my mind, anything that inspires cooking whilst entertaining is sure fire winner!

We will be sure to watch a third season from the very beginning if they ever decide to make one!



  1. I just started watching the second season (never saw the first one) and I too am already hopelessly addicted after just one episode!

  2. We know how you feel! Got it on PVR every night :)