The MasterChef judges and contestants have taken a quick break from the usual kitchen headquarters and swapped them for the mines and vineyards of WA. After a gruelling 24-hour challenge on Sunday night — the biggest in MC history — that saw the Red and Blue teams feeding hundreds of gold miners, the Blue team triumphed and moved on to an Invention Test that took place at the gorgeous Margaret River.
We’re at the point of the series where we’ve realised that the show is going to keep throwing new twists and turns with every challenge, and last night was no different: the 10 contestants were each given a different core ingredient to use in their dishes, with some rating much higher on the desired ingredient list (lamb, pork, scallops) than others (ostrich eggs, venison, goat). A numbered bottle cap system meant the ingredients were fairly distributed, but some people still had to work with things they’ve never cooked (Kumar and the eggs, ex-vegetarian Sun and the venison) while others scored their ideal ingredient (Jay and the marron). This isn’t the first time the tactic has been used in the series, but do you think it was fair that contestants got different core ingredients?