Thursday, 8 April 2010
Congratulations to Dhruv Baker - Masterchef 2010! He's amazingly talented, has the "palate of an angel" and is also very easy on the eye. He's already entered into my Chef Candy hall of fame.
I really enjoyed the latest series of Masterchef which finished last night. The format has been ramped up to conclusively test the contestants grit, determination and talent.
For all their faults and foibles Greg and John are the perfect presenters. Do we really want people who are groomed within an inch of their lives? I enjoy expressing my horror at their wardrobe disasters almost as much as I enjoy the food.
My only real complaint about this series is that the contestants are forced [surely they are?] to ramble on endlessly about how much they want to win. How many ways are there to say the same thing over and over again? My tolerance level for any kind of repitition is low at the best of times. We GET it OK? We understood years ago that everyone who enters this show wants to win. I suppose all this "stating the bleeding obvious" goes some way to padding out the programme.
I'm looking forward to seeing Dhruv in action at Taste of London in Regents Park in July. I'm presuming he'll be there, as in previous years the winners have been spied behind the counter of a professional kitchen.