I could use my recent accident as an excuse, but I won’t. Lounging around, nursing a fractured metatarsal, I set to work, doing really important things like catching up with lots and lots and lots of Masterchef.
Masterchefs Australia and New Zealand aired on Watch only for its British counterpart to crash the BBC party a few weeks later. Back were the familiar Aussie faces of Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris. George is nearly half the man he used to be and looking very well on it too. In the New Zealand kitchen we have Simon Gault, Josh Emmett and the fabulously named Ray McVinnie. Josh has been in place since season two when Ross Burden bowed out due to ill health.
After a brief flirtation with Canada, it’s clear that my heart still lies in Australia. Canada was good, don’t get me wrong, but the competitive element was ramped up pretty high with mystery box winners having the opportunity to remove a cook from an elimination round, catty comments and deathly stares.
One thing in Canada’s favour?
Lots of bacon.
And not a croquembouche in sight. Read the rest of this entry »