MasterChef Australia S13E20 Available after release date 10 May 2021
Curtis Stone sets an elimination for the contestants centered on butchering. The first round was an auction challenge where contestants grouped in pairs had 100 minutes of cooking time to bid their cut of meat and cook a meal with two side dishes. Sabina and Linda presented their massaman curry with the gravy beef in 100 minutes, Jess and Scott made their grilled oyster blade meal after bidding the protein in 49 minutes, Tom and Elise finished their 90 minute meal with shortribs, Kishwar and Pete cooked with tenderloin in 65 minutes, Aaron and Eric cooked the blade in 73 minutes, Brent and Tommy made their scotch fillet meal in 59 minutes. Amir, Conor, Dan and Justin got 75 minutes to cook in the second round. In the tasting, the judges are impressed with Justin’s sweet potato tacos while Dan’s duck bao buns was praised. Amir’s falafels is delicious but the dish is rushed. The judges thought Conor delivered with his green olive ice cream with revani, however, the ice cream was grainy and lacked freshness. As a result, he is eliminated from the competition.
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MasterChef Australia Show Summary
MasterChef Australia has a different format from that of the original British MasterChef and MasterChef Goes Large formats. Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually “auditioning” by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places. Entrants must be over 18 years old and their main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.
The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges that test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1, the top 50 competed until 20 were left, with the final 20 progressing to the main stage of the show. From Season 2 onwards, 24 contestants progress. The contestants will then be whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned. The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and A$250,000 in cash.