Arum, Ben, Benita, Nicole and Pete faced the elimination challenge, in which each contestant could bid part of his/her 90 minutes’ cooking time to purchase their ingredients. Each pantry of ingredients (except the staples) cost different minutes of time. Arum and Nicole spent 20 minutes on ginger, sugar and pistachios. Ben had John Dory, artichokes and vanilla beans that cost him 15 minutes. Benita decided to spend 45 minutes on prawns, ginger, coriander and kecap manis, while Pete bought cherries, vanilla beans, sugar and pistachios for 25 minutes. Arum’s cake was loved by the judges with Ben’s dish also receiving praise, while Pete had issues in plating his cake but stood out in the tasting. Nicole made a pudding that was crumbled and dry which lacked sauce. Benita faced problems during the cook, presenting an underwhelming dish, and despite her efforts in improvising her burnt broth, it was not enough to save her from elimination.
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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.