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Masterchef SA season 2 starts cooking

2013-06-12 10:21
Masterchef SA
Johannesburg - The much-anticipated second season of the local version of MasterChef got cooking as thousands of hopeful amateur cooks came out of their kitchens to cook for judges Andrew Atkinson, Benny Masekwameng and Pete Goffe-Wood and get one step closer to the honour of becoming SA's next MasterChef.

The Tuesday night premiere saw 100 contestants who made it through the "Cold Auditions" given the opportunity to cook their way into the judges' hearts in the "Hot Auditions".

A 'yes' from the judges meant that they gained entry to the Bootcamp phase of the competition as well as receiving the coveted MasterChef apron.

Zahir Mohammed, 24, from Cape Town had the distinction of being the first cook to present to the judges.

Zahir, whose father is the chef for Manchester United Football Club, presented a home-smoked rack of lamb with roasted garlic and a port jus - which was impressed enough to earn him an apron into Bootcamp!

Many interesting characters were cooking up a storm, from two sisters who did all the cooking after their mother's death, to a marketer who gave up his career to pursue a culinary career.

The food was as appetising as the personalities with a roast of lamb in garlic and a sea bass cooked with science.

Season 2 offers food fans and TV viewers a whole lot more this time around, with two episodes airing per week, on Tuesday and Wednesdays on M-Net at 19:30.

If you missed the season 2 premiere, you can recap on the Masterchef SA website to see who made it through. More action from the auditions will be aired on Wednesday night at 19:30 on M-Net.
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