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What I love and loathe about MasterChef SA

2012-06-01 09:22
MasterChef SA
Couldn't agree with you more regarding the bland Master Classes and the lopsided coverage of some dishes.

I know there isn't time for in-depth reviews of all contestants in every challenge, but it would be nice to at least see what each one presented, even if we don't hear the full critique.
What is really irritating me about the series is the bug-eyed, fork-crunching tasting style of chef Andrew – I don't know if he thinks it looks titillating or cliff-hangerish, but to me, it just looks gross.

Just put the food in your mouth and chew it, man.  Don't snatch it off the fork at high speed; we can almost hear the enamel on your teeth shattering.  It is really off-putting.
Otherwise I am enjoying the series.  Although it's not as exciting as the Aussie one, it is leagues ahead of the drab British version, and somehow seems a lot more genuine than the US series.

The stunning venues, good production quality and showcasing of ingredients that most of us would actually use in our own kitchens (well OK, maybe not the pig's tails) and some fun characters to support.

It's certainly streets ahead of some of our previous attempts at SA versions of major reality shows.
Pippa Caldwell

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