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Masterchef - 6/5

Double episode again last night, showing Krissy mouthing off even without an antagonist. Everyone else seems to be relatively calm, including Jordan, despite having his mixer taken away by Luca. I'm a believer that a ship captain should go down with his ship but I see no reason to throw yourself on the sword when leading a team of show contestants all looking out for themselves.

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  1. In this competition - I don't think there's much honor is not saving yourself. This show drives people to think for themselves (in the past when team captains have cooked, they are usually asked if they've given up or still want to be in the competition because they didn't save themselves), so you may as well take the opportunity.

    1. Very glad to see Jordan pull out a comeback without a stand mixer. And good on Luca for telling Gordon that the cupcakes were outstanding and high-fiving Jordan.

      Figured it would be Malcolm going home for not fully cooked cupcakes over Kathy's neon frosted cupcakes.

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        I was surprised by how worried everyone was about losing their mixer. I don't have a mixer and I still make cupcakes fairly often. It's not that hard if your butter is at room temp.

        1. re: piccola

          That's the big question we don't know - was the butter pulled from the fridges? Jordan seemed to be beating what seemed to be just butter (sans flour) to soften it up for quite some time.

        2. re: LindaWhit

          That really did look like neon poop. YECH.

        3. I agree with the above ^

          I wonder if they made Luca pick someone, can he choose not to pick someone to take away mixer? I think at this stage in the competition it's not really a good advantage. You're safe and there are plenty of people to go home.

          However I am glad Luca had a reason he picked Jordan and stuck by it, and also that both Luca and Jordon were good sports. Luca might be this years most endearing person, almost like Ben Starr in a way.

          Oh Chrissy I stood up for you last week. She's a little crass and blunt I hope we see that sensitive side of her a bit. Gorden called her out for her performance in the kid challenge as one of the best of the group and also as one of the best cheesecakes even though it sake a bit.

          About the cupcake challenge I always hand mix my cupcake batter, it's only the icing I mix with the kitchen aid mixer. I don't know why but it works well for me.

          Kathy is lucky Malcolm made such a huge mistake because those colors in her cupcakes most likely made her frosting not as tasty. I don't know what kind of red food coloring she was using but it is pretty bitter and gross and you have to really mix it with a natural color to make it taste better.

          Her "new mom, look I can make cupcakes" look was very offputting. I don't think she'll be around for long.

          And did anyone think it was odd that they chose so many desserts to start the season off with? Maybe its just a new way to weed people out.

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          1. re: Sandwich_Sister

            It always seems like a lot of the elimination challenges are dessert-based, which tends to annoy me. Last season it was apple pie, fruit tart, souffle, trifle, shortcake, etc...I want more cooking, not baking!

          2. I think they would have done better in the challenge if they had not had Krissy serving... seriously.. I think she scared the kids... and they voted both on taste annnnd on who they "liked " the best.... also dont forget the meatballs were her idea...it was a "bitch" move not say "it was my fault we got behind with the stupid meat ball idea...

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            1. re: girloftheworld

              Funny - I completely forgot the first episode at the elementary school.

            2. I honestly think it's a terrible idea to have kids judge these kinds of competitions. Yes, there are a few with really developed palates, but overall, kids are pretty picky, partly because they haven't been exposed to as many different foods. They tend to gravitate toward the familiar and that might not be objectively the best dish.They're also fairly susceptible to peer pressure, which could affect the voting.

              I'm not saying they shouldn't cook for kids, but the final word should come from the real judges.

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              1. re: piccola

                Its a competition ... its all fun. Playing to your audience regardless of judges, a wedding or a hoard of school kids is all about cooking for your customer. They are all legit. Its not like this is the Bocuse d'Or.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  No, I totally get that they want contestants to adapt to different settings and audiences, and cooking for kids is a great challenge. I'm just saying the kids shouldn't be judging.