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2011-12-12 09:27
 
Cape Town – It's official: Capetonians can cook.

This was the opinion of the (secret) judges that eyed, smelled and eventually tasted dishes at the Cape Town auditions for MasterChef SA on Saturday.

Hundreds of Capetonians arrived at Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel from early in the morning in the CBD to show off their kitchen expertise.

The judges tasted a variety of dishes, from complicated salmon creations to simple yet delicious cheesecakes.

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"We always knew that Cape Town is the capital of the food industry in South Africa," Ingrid Engelbrecht, a spokesperson for M-Net, said.

"Compared with participants in Johannesburg last week, the judges were really impressed and surprised by the exceptional dishes prepared by Capetonians."

Next round

According to a statement, only amateur cooks can participate in this television programme.

Each participant had to prepare one plate of food to show the judges. This dish, along with the recipe (and a stomach full of butterflies) is what participants entered the tasting room with where the judges tasted the dishes.

A number of participants went through to the next round. The exact number will only be announced later.

Patrick O'Brian, a jeweller from Rondebosch, said he secretly entered without his family knowing. They, however, also entered on his behalf, without telling him about it.

"At least I only received one call from MasterChef's people," he said giggling. He made a teriyaki beef salad served with a Hoisin sauce and baked cucumber.

Nazeema Jardien, a homemaker from Southfield, baked her "humble" lemon cheesecake with chocolate curls.

The winner's prize includes R250 000, a brand new car and a week-long cooking course in Italy.


 
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