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OllieWollieWoo Mon 14-Sep-09 20:57:03

Is anyone else watching? I'm not sure about the whole "you have to cook for me before you cook for MR Jr" thing! She seemed to know her stuff but was a bit stiff. Not loving the food yet either!

KurriKurri Mon 14-Sep-09 22:35:56

I found myself a bit shocked at the low standard, I'm a hopeless cook, but even I could produce something more appetizing than that with a bit of fish. Also does anyone else find MR jr. a bit creepy but oddly attractive? grin

fishie Mon 14-Sep-09 22:39:15

mr jr has such eyes! i came home to this prog 10 mins in and cannot understand what is going on at all. what a relief to be rid of torode and his eye rolling though.

is it that they get much less time and more complicated ingredients?

cremolafoam Tue 15-Sep-09 11:18:53

oh i like the new format. Dh has christened her Miss Cooklash.lol I love her look of horror when they couldn't do the spatchcocking (just stopitstopit!)
A lot of duff lemon curd

Squitten Tue 15-Sep-09 16:31:25

I was also shocked by the low standards. You don't mind so much when the "common" people are a bit rubbish sometimes but these lot are supposed to be professionals!!

Let's hope the next batch are a bit more talented...

TheCrackFox Tue 15-Sep-09 16:43:54

There was low standards because proper chefs just apply for jobs and get promoted - like every other job on the planet. Genuinely talented chefs do not need to prostitute themselves to get their big break.

However, I didn't watch it but knew it would be pretty shite.

warthog Tue 15-Sep-09 16:47:10

well it's a fast track route though, so i'd expect a couple of good ones.

but i'd imagine that a lot of chefs just never have to spatchcock a chicken or make lemon curd. i hate lemon curd and if i had a restaurant i'd NEVER have it on the menu!

surely chefs don't have amazing expertise with absolutely every type of food, just as they don't have expertise of every type of cuisine?

warthog Tue 15-Sep-09 16:47:25

although chicken IS pretty basic...

TheCrackFox Tue 15-Sep-09 16:58:17

Fast track route for making yourself look like a twat on national TV.

DH is a chef and he would know how to do all that stuff. You cannot skip the basics. It takes years of long hours and shit pay.

It took DH 8 yrs to become a head chef. In the beginning he would have been better off on the dole.

elliott Tue 15-Sep-09 20:48:16

I must admit that it seems like a very hard job for usually quite poor reward...I think I'd last about 5 minutes!
Last nights lot were awful, I think all of tonight's are better than the winner!
Its going to be mr topknot tonight, definitely...

McDreamy Tue 15-Sep-09 20:51:34

I agree, massive difference between standards tonight and last night!

elliott Tue 15-Sep-09 20:59:48

Well I was wrong...so unfair though, any of them would have walked it yesterday!

LIZS Tue 15-Sep-09 21:03:18

I'm confused - is each heat actually 45 mins and they chop it to fit the scedules ?

fishie Tue 15-Sep-09 21:55:22

it is the most confusing prog ever. why do they have to make two fish dishes? why did they ask the loser bloke 'hope you aren't making pasta' when he was rolling out his cannoli?

warthog Tue 15-Sep-09 22:09:34

because his pasta was crap.

i think it's meant to be in 45 min stages:

first sesh with underling woman
second sesh where they produce two plates from given ingredients
third where they have to cook 2 classics.

LIZS Wed 16-Sep-09 08:33:33

yes tonight is 2 x 45mins , wish they 'd schedule it evenly.

fishie Wed 16-Sep-09 12:04:08

but cannoli is pasta

ChopsTheDuck Wed 16-Sep-09 12:34:28

I noticed that fishie grin

I didnt blame Miss cooklash for her looks of horror considering some of the chefs really were mutilating those chickens. It's not hard to spatchcock!! I don't think she is used to having to bite her tongue, you can see her practically squirming wanting to say something.

cremolafoam Wed 16-Sep-09 13:28:25

Deffo a better bunch last night. RoFL here at Miss Cooklash watching the artichokes being massacred. Better job of doing the steak.
Biiiiiiiizarre choice I thought - to do Sicilian Cannoli.
Also liked the bloke who did the Nicoise and fish.
I would have done that when I saw those ingredients.

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