Rick Stein’s All-In Postcard Elimination – The 10 contestants aside from Daniel faced an elimination challenge set by Rick Stein. They had 75 minutes to cook a “postcard” dish evocative of a location they had traveled to. Billie’s Spanish shellfish stew, Aldo’s eggplant parmigiana and meatballs, Julie’s coq au vin, Keyma’s fileja alla ‘Nduja, and Sarah’s crab xacuti all received exceptional feedback, with Mindy’s satay ayam, Alvin’s nasi lemak, Tommy’s banh khọt also being very well received. The judges liked the elements of Montana’s American Christmas roast, but criticised her for not serving the chicken whole. The prawns and mussels in Michael’s American cioppino were cooked well, but the fish was overcooked and unpleasant to eat. It was enough to send him home, finalising the Top 10.
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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.