Who else is addicted to Masterchef this year? I’m loving the new series and the renewed focus on the cooking and the contestants without too much hype or drama. It’s also interesting to see all the contestants on social media this year, although understandably they don’t reveal much. They seem like a lovely and talented bunch.
Favourites? I’ve got a few and admittedly it’s the girls who are winning me over this year (I think another female winner is due, right?) I have a soft spot for Rose, even though she hasn’t quite been able to hit her stride yet. Jessica, Georgia, and Ashleigh all know their stuff and I’d be happy to see them go a long way in the competition. That apple and bacon crumble Georgia made was ingenious!
I’ve come across some great behind-the-scenes stories about Masterchef 2015 which I thought I’d share with my fellow junkies, along with some interviews with previous contestants. Something for you to read in the ad breaks, perhaps?!
>> Lorraine, aka Not Quite Nigella, wrote this great post entitled 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Masterchef From Behind The Scenes.
>> The hilarious Alice Zaslavsky, a former contestant herself, shared her predictions for Masterchef 2015 here.
>>Andy Allen and Ben Melbourne talk life during and after Masterchef here.
>>What happens to all the uneaten food? I’ve wondered about this and the answer is here.
>>An interesting interview with new chef/mentor Shannon Bennett on how he scoffed at the show when first asked to audition seven years ago.
>>Well worth the watch is this Australian Story on former contestant Jules Allen, who describes the psychological pressures of the Masterchef kitchen.