Family Mystery Box Challenge — The final mystery box of the year contained letters and photos from the contestants’ families, in addition to an envelope mentioning their favourite dish cooked by the contestants at home. Brent, Declan, Rhiannon, and Theo were given 75 minutes to give their take on pork belly satay, chili and prawn pasta, laksa, and peri-peri chicken respectively. During the cook, Declan decided to pivot towards making rice noodles and a broth instead of pasta, while Rhiannon ran out of time to make fresh noodles, and decided to use packet noodles instead. Despite this, the flavours from all four dishes impressed the judges. Brent’s braised pork belly was declared dish of the day, winning him a spot in the semi-finals and securing his place in the Top 3, while Declan, Rhiannon, and Theo were sent to the pressure test.
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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.