Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Aethera

Masterchef (UK)

Recommended Posts

No topics anymore, just that one discussion for all. I do think it's a pity to choose this for shows that are still airing, but that's how it goes now.

Share this post


Link to post

So when the professional UK starts again, how will I find its thread & how will we post on it?

Share this post


Link to post
46 minutes ago, rhys said:

So when the professional UK starts again, how will I find its thread & how will we post on it?

This thread is going to serve all Masterchef UK shows including the amateurs, the celebrity edition, and the professionals.

Share this post


Link to post
On 1/25/2019 at 7:37 PM, Athena said:

This thread is going to serve all Masterchef UK shows including the amateurs, the celebrity edition, and the professionals.

Well, that's just ridiculous. They are 3 entirely different programs. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
59 minutes ago, txvoodoo said:

Well, that's just ridiculous. They are 3 entirely different programs. 

If there is enough demand, we can create separate threads for each iteration. I think the professionals will justify a new thread later in the year.

The amateur MasterChef (UK) starts February 11.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I'm watching on dm. I've just watched the first episode. Annabel seems strong for her age. I missed how Lisa was going to smoke her celeriac. I would have liked to have seen that. Her duck looked divine.

Share this post


Link to post

This show is pissing me off! It goes too fast. Have they always eliminated half of the contestants at each quarterfinal? Some of them had been brilliant previously and just had an off day or weren't familiar with the ingredient. Some were definitely learning and improving. They deserved another go. It's hard to root for them cuz you don't even get a chance to know them. John is all, "so and so always bring big flavor but has trouble plating." ...Always? They have only cooked twice!

I am particularly mad cuz I was totally looking forward to seeing what else Yui was gonna cook.

Does the show not get good enough ratings to eliminate the quarterfinalists more slowly?  

Share this post


Link to post

I am, but don't usually have much to say if no one else is talking.  So - here's a thought:  I wish they'd taken five through again on Friday instead of four. Jasmine was so strong in the earlier segments, and her savory elements for the last round sounded like they worked very well, too. It's probably unfortunate that she said what she did about not liking to measure - they may have taken it at as a sign that she would inevitably run aground down the line on baking challenges; and she probably should have either left off the big cake or tried to do something else to doctor it - a syrup &/or some fruit or cream might have helped, along with a much smaller presentation of it. Still, I'd rather they'd given her one last shot. I thought the top three were pretty clear, and sixth was pretty clear, but it seemed pretty close between her and Jilly for 4th, so I was sort of expecting them to send either 3 or 5 through.

Edited by akr · Reason: typo
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I liked Jasmine, too. And she looked like a cute elfin creature with that very heart-shaped face. I wonder how they decide when to put more through. I thought some from the first quarter final were also worthy. Then in the second quarter final, it seemed like they put five through to spare some of their favorites, but some from the first group actually cooked better on the day, and it didn't seem fair. 

Was thrilled they gave Zaq another chance and was hoping to have an American in the competition. He seemed really nice. ...but alas. 

I can't really remember too many people until the finals. Even all the winners they bring back from just a couple years ago, I've only recognized a few of them and I've watched every season. I've got cheesebrain. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I was surprised about Rebecca. I had her pegged as the winner. Shocker

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I was too. I think the red head is a favorite. She's been put through twice now on not so great dishes, whereas that was Rebecca's first misstep. 

When did Michel Roux Jr. get welcomed back to the family? I miss him on Professionals after the fall out.  

Share this post


Link to post
On 3/19/2019 at 11:26 AM, TVbitch said:

When did Michel Roux Jr. get welcomed back to the family? I miss him on Professionals after the fall out.  

I think Michel was at last year's chefs table. I think public opinion and most industry people sided with Michel after the fall out so it was more a matter of BBC letting things slide. I don't think he's coming back to headlining shows, but it's good to see him on BBC.

We are a couple weeks behind and sad to see a few favourites go. Not loving anyone quite yet. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I was glad to see Michel. I wish they would let him do Professionals again. Marcus is okay, but Michel had way more personality.

I'm surprised at some who have gone... and some who are still there! Irini seems to be the one to beat.  

Share this post


Link to post

I hesitate to read/post here since it's all one stream and I'm behind in viewing. I just watched the episode when 8 (?) chefs worked in the Grocers something kitchen. It was a spice consortium of sorts. I wanted to hear sooo much more about that place. It sounded fascinating. Some of the plates didn't sound spicy enough for that august group.

The most recent chef to leave was a shocker again to me!

Edited by rhys · Reason: Spice not slice, grrrr
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Yes that spice trade stuff is interesting. Don't worry, I won't reveal any upcoming spoilers! 

Share this post


Link to post
10 minutes ago, TVbitch said:

Yes that spice trade stuff is interesting. Don't worry, I won't reveal any upcoming spoilers! 

TY, tvbitch, since I'm behind, I am trying to remain unspoiled and drag this guilty pleasure out as long as I can! Appreciate your consideration so much. I was sad & disappointed when the unnamed chef left (in case others are reading here). What a fabulous contestant!

Does anyone know when UK professionals starts?

Share this post


Link to post
On 3/30/2019 at 11:35 PM, rhys said:

Does anyone know when UK professionals starts?

Usually November.

Share this post


Link to post

Oh  no! That's a looooong time to wait. I wanted to see the skills test soon. That's my favorite part.

Share this post


Link to post
On 3/29/2019 at 10:09 PM, rhys said:

I just watched the episode when 8 (?) chefs worked in the Grocers something kitchen. It was a spice consortium of sorts. I wanted to hear sooo much more about that place. It sounded fascinating. Some of the plates didn't sound spicy enough for that august group.

This is Grocers' Hall. It no longer functions as spice company or guild, but is more of charitable organisation and ceremonial institution. There is wiki page about it as well. I agree that they ended up with a group of finalists who aren't particularly known for spicing so not surprised it wasn't spicy enough.

We just started the finale. I know the winner through social media, but it never diminishes the suspense of watching all the episodes.

Share this post


Link to post

I finally watched the last episode. All I can say is Yay! I'm so pleased & happy for the winner. Wasn't sure if they would make it & I liked the others but was particularly fond of the winner. Seems like the last 4 were quite strong with few errors. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

It was the right final 4 and the winner was a level above. Funny on the UK forum the winner was not well liked and I did not understand why. They thought her/his humility was fake or something. I did not get that at all. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
5 minutes ago, TVbitch said:

It was the right final 4 and the winner was a level above. Funny on the UK forum the winner was not well liked and I did not understand why. They thought her/his humility was fake or something. I did not get that at all. 

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that. Especially after the comment made by the winner  about wanting to share the trophy. Weird indeed. It would have been fun to have a "where are they now" at the end. I'd like to know if certain people are opening cafes or taverns or restaurants or writing cookbooks or collaborating with each other on cookery projects. 

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, rhys said:

Weird indeed. It would have been fun to have a "where are they now" at the end. I'd like to know if certain people are opening cafes or taverns or restaurants or writing cookbooks or collaborating with each other on cookery projects. 

The finalists and winners tend to come back for the judging table and you can get an insight. The best way is through google and social media. Most of them end up having a Twitter, website, IG, etc. A lot of them do end up writing cookbooks and become chefs.

I am surprised about it because I felt Irini was was genuine. She cried at least once when another contestant left and seemed to really love the others. You can see from the home visit that she loves her family and her grandchildren. I think she's a very passionate person as the Gregg and John said.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×