TV Masterchef 2019

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JamisonRun40

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Um, Christina, as a professional chef, you are working 6 or 7 days a week for low pay and long hours. You don't know the first thing about sacrifice.
This should be directed at all contestants who enter into the competition not just Christina. All of them have cushy jobs and would not know what it is like to work 12 hrs a day. Nicole works in HR FFS.
 

PoopingHindi

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i think the talent pool is getting thin.
i enjoy the show mostly but maybe its time to shelve it for a few years if this is the best they have to offer.
 

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Pretty clear which are the judges' favourites. Simon makes the same crap he made earlier in the season, as does Larissa. No inventiveness in what Simon makes but the judges go bananas over his dish. Why am I watching this?
iT's been pretty obvious since about week 3 who are in the final 4- Larissa, Tessa, Simon, and one of Nicole/Prince Harry
 

bungalow_bill

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Haven't watched much of this season as it's all a bit ho hum. Getting fed up that every time I do turn it someone (usually the same woman - Larissa?) is making **** ice cream. That's not even cooking. Tonight she's doing it again even though the chef told her not to.

Let me know if they ever have a week where they lock up the icecream makers..
There was an episode from last year or the year before where they took away all their cooking gadgets lol

And seriously T(im) Bone is the best name ever for a guy that loves his steaks
 

Poetic Justice

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And anushka an ice cream. It's a pretty big failure of their format that so many people get into the final few only being able to cook a particular kind of dish.
I get so frustrated year after year of the amount of ice creams, parfaits, granitas and broths that get people so far through the whole competition.
 

FRUMPY

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Last night was hilarious when they got to choose what they cook at the press club with the one secret ingredient:

George: those mushrooms are good.....those mushrooms are really good
Contestant: ill cook with mushrooms

George: that meat there is really good, wow look at that meat
Contestant: ill cook with that beautiful piece of meat

George: Look at those beautiful potatoes, id love to cook with those potatoes
Contestant: I think ill use potatoes
 

FRUMPY

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And a big song and dance how George is closing the press club (or leaving) and no mention of why.......wouldn't have anything to do with being found guilty of underpaying employees over $8m?
 

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Dixie Flatline

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And a big song and dance how George is closing the press club (or leaving) and no mention of why.......wouldn't have anything to do with being found guilty of underpaying employees over $8m?
I never ate at the Press Club, but I've been to Hellenic Republic a few times. It's good but not great food, especially for the price.

It's being reported that he underpaid his workers by $7.83 million, which is a significant gap compared to his company's announcement in April 2017 that it had underpaid 162 workers by $2.6 million due to "historically poor processes".

His company will have to make a $200,000 "contrition payment" and must also make a series of public statements to promote compliance with the Fair Work Act.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating companies associated with Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi, Teage Ezard and Heston Blumenthal for underpaying staff.

 

FRUMPY

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I ate at his restaurant in Kew and had the tasting menu, it was very ordinary. One of the courses was a chunk of flaked tuna with nothing else and no flavour. Dessert was the best course and im not a big dessert person - says a lot about the rest of the meal.
 

Dixie Flatline

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Nicole? Her dish was pretty average last night. Tessa, agreed. She should have won last night.
In my view, Nicole's dish was harder to make than Larissa's dish. Degree of difficulty should be taken into account, but it's pretty clear who the judges want to win.

Not to mention Larissa's cavalier attitude when talking to the "head chef" (technically George was acting in that capacity but not really). My best mate used to own a restaurant in Bridge Road about 15 years ago. If anyone in his kitchen called the head chef "mate", they would have been given a clip around the ears.
 

LukeParkerno1

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In my view, Nicole's dish was harder to make than Larissa's dish. Degree of difficulty should be taken into account, but it's pretty clear who the judges want to win.

Not to mention Larissa's cavalier attitude when talking to the "head chef" (technically George was acting in that capacity but not really). My best mate used to own a restaurant in Bridge Road about 15 years ago. If anyone in his kitchen called the head chef "mate", they would have been given a clip around the ears.
Tessa should have won anyway. However don’t take anything from Larissa that would have tasted amazing. I thought Nicole’s looked fairly bland actually- for mine she had the easiest course with the hero ingredient. All she did was an ice cream, bread/cookie and some chocolate mousse thing.
 

PoopingHindi

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No idea how he's lasted this long. So one dimensional. Has he cooked a dish that wasn't vegetarian for about 6 weeks?
there's still scope to cook plenty of different things in plenty of different ways without using meat.
are the others one dimensional because they dont cook vegetarian stuff?
 

LukeParkerno1

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there's still scope to cook plenty of different things in plenty of different ways without using meat.
are the others one dimensional because they dont cook vegetarian stuff?
He tried to cook meat last night and completely butchered it though. Most of the others can at least cook vegetables. 2 of the worst dishes this week have been his- last nights and that ridiculous porridge thing that looked like something my dog would get!
 

LukeParkerno1

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fair enough
I mean I'm actually mostly a vegetarian cook, I don't really cook with a lot of meat aside from when my family is over, my wife is vegetarian, so my cooking is usually that way, so I don't really cook meat dishes unless I have to. However, this is Masterchef. They should have to cook a range, its disappointing that as good as she is, we've see parfait, ice creams and what not from Larissa for a month. Now I'm not bagging her one bit, you play to your strengths, but it's disappointing you get contestants that skate by doing one thing. It'S been that sort of year though
 
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