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Masterchef Australia - I am not the only addict am I? Please someone else come and talk to me about the hysterical theme tune at least.

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GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 13:54:41

I have got the theme tune ringing around my head.

I love it. It is far more exciting than the english version imo. The challenges are a lot better.

It's a bit annoying in that in that exasperating 'let's recap what you have just seen in case you have forgotten' sense but it's good fun.

The judges are equally grouchy and matey (I do like a grumpy Australian man).

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 14:54:20

Oh NO at Hot and Cold.

Do they still snap baguettes and pile up apples? <important>

PseudoBadger Mon 11-Mar-13 14:56:50

They are still acting out whimsical scenes yes grin

PseudoBadger Mon 11-Mar-13 14:57:10

<stirs steaming vat and sprinkles herbs>

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 14:59:12

I don't know what they are making Lisbeth Salander do in the credits. He just looks mildly insane with some spooky smoke coming out of pots, like when you steal chemicals from a cupboard in Y8 chemistry and throw them in a beaker.

PseudoBadger Mon 11-Mar-13 15:00:22

Is that Mat?

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:00:32

The last series had a different, but also stupid theme tune, I had no idea it was Katy Perry.
We like the NZ one best, it's hilarious, DD's face was a picture when I made her listen to it. We sing along loudly and badlygrin

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:00:37

I do love UK mastercehef but it's not half as fun as the aus one.

Their challenges seem to consist of making 3 courses for a hunt ball in the middle of a forest and involve Greg wearing a flat cap.

I love John Torode though.

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:01:58

I loved the Goldmine one, I used to live in a mining town in Oz, and worked in a few others so it brought back memories.
DD's Dad was an electrician on the minesites.

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:04:13

Yes, Mat, that's it. Bless him, he is very sweet.

The last series of the NZ one had this montage of kitchen equipment at the beginning, with a fridge with drawers that made a trilling noise when it opened. Me and dd (sad, losers) used to make the trilling noise when the fridge opened and it kept us strangely entertained.

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:04:53

The goldmine one was fantastic- the size of that mine and those bloody great big JCBs.

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:10:40

This is the first NZ one I've seen, I've only had Sky for a year so saw the latest Aus, and series one and now three repeated.

Is there another series with Katy Perry then?, because the last one had something about a shooting starconfused

I made a couple of dishes from the last one, and am planning Billy's pork belly from this one, and a Massaman curry but I'll used Rick Stein for that.

PseudoBadger Mon 11-Mar-13 15:11:48

I love how they are so comfortable with ingredients and cuisine/dishes that are so far from what we are used to in the UK.

PseudoBadger Mon 11-Mar-13 15:12:57

And there's no question that the contestants' ingredient knowledge and skills far surpasses our uk contestants. The show also teaches the contestants rather than continually tests them.

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:15:27

Yes, is so much better as it is not relentless pressure, tests and elimination, but interspersed with masterclasses. I imagine it must be great to take part in.

They are very good with ingredients completely unknown to us - they cooked with marron (a type of crayfish or lobster thing) the other day - never heard of it.

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:25:52

I have, I once stayed in a Caravan Park called Mr Marron's, and the sign was a big smiling Marron.
It was in Collie, a very weird coalmining town in WAgrin

I'd never heard of Kewpie Mayo until the last series though, and had to buy it. I've since bought more, been sent a bottle and sent a bottle to someone else.
I love it.

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:27:27

Although given I lived in WA for two years, I'm cheating by knowing what it is!

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:27:38

lol at a big smiling marron - that must have looked mad!

GoatBongosAnonymous Mon 11-Mar-13 15:34:19

There's an NZ one?? Where? Where?
Yes, I am an insane addict of the Ozzie one. If Jay goes tonight I will be in mourning. He so does not deserve to. Clio, on the other hand, seems just to follow instructions yelled at her from the gallery...

Have to say though, I mute the theme tune! grin

ChutesTooNarrow Mon 11-Mar-13 15:34:54

The uk version is just so dull once you've seen the Oz version. The nearest they get to a challenge is working a catering van to feed the crew of some godawful daytime bbc program. It's alway rainy and miserable and involves tinned food. Either that or the pomp and circumstance formal dinners that I find really cringy.

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:38:34

I totally agree chutes. I have watched Masterchef Aus anf professionals and the normal UK one is going to be so dull in comparison. I really hope that they have pulled their finger out re the challenges.

They should have it that the contestants live in a house as well. They all go back to their normal lives between the competitions in the UK one, didn't someone pull out last year because of the pressure and relentlessness of it?

I also hate the pompousness of some of the challenges. They cooked last year for some dessicated Duchess didn't they. Who cares what she thinks?

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:38:54

Found it
Shame I couldn't find a pic of the sign when I google imaged.
I am laughing at it being a 'Holiday Village' though. If you'd ever been to Collie you'd know that normal people do not holiday there, the locals are rather inbred interesting........

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:44:13

grin at Mr Marron. Is WA a bit odd then? The contestant from there on masterchef speaks of it as if she is from the back of beyond. Is there a west/east divide in Australia?

LIZS Mon 11-Mar-13 15:47:49

If Sun must be series 1 or 2 . They changed the theme for latest one sad dd adores Adriano Zumbo !

GetOrf Mon 11-Mar-13 15:49:39

Masterchef NZ is on Watch as well goatbonos.

NettoSuperstar Mon 11-Mar-13 15:52:34

It's very isolated, and if you don't live in Perth even moreso, and then still a bit back of beyond.
My brother lives there, but his experience is different as he lives in Subiaco, a trendy suburb. I stayed in backpackers but also in the middle of two trendy suburbs. (Northbridge and Leederville for anyone who knows Perth)

Then I moved to Kalgoorlie, which is a brilliantly hilarious goldmining town, like hicksville with money.

We (DD's Dad and I), had planned to go back, which I had agreed to, but I said trendy suburb of Perth, Perth for it's close proximity to SE Asia, or Sydney, as it's where everything in Oz is.

He left when DD was six weeks old so it never happened.

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