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MasterChef 2009 Recipes

The complete recipes from the 2009 season of MasterChef have made their way into my inbox via a friend who has an acquaintance who knows someone who once met someone and I’ve been told it’s OK for me to share them with the world.

So here they are 🙂

I don’t know how ‘official’ they are, or if I’m breaching copyright here, but they look to be pretty accurate. The presentation isn’t the best, but that hardly matters.

Enjoy!

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MasterChef and the Google Zeitgeist

I’ve written a post on how Google has judged the popularity of contestants over at my advertising blog. Justine seems to be the winner in those stakes, which is no surprise really. Check it out at Zakazukha Zoo if you’re interested.

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Restaurant Advice from Gordon Ramsay

My brother is a chef who owns a cafe so I know second-hand just how hard it is to make cooking for people a commercial reality. Watching MasterChef it seems a shame that Chris is out of the game because his dream seemed the most commercially viable. In a way though, it’s probably a good thing because if anyone from the series is going to make it happen, an initial injection of $100,000 and a cookbook deal isn’t going to make a lickin’ difference beyond the first six months. If you really wanted to open a restaurant you’d have been saving your pennies for years and MasterChef fame isn’t going to save you. It would, however, make it particularly easy to get PR.

I have a feeling Chris will do particularly well despite not winning. Even if Gordon Ramsay, fuckwitt, is telling contestants not to open a restaurant.

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Sunday Mail Article

I just got a call from the Sunday Mail who had heard through the grapevine that I wanted to go on Master Chef next year. Apparently they’re doing a double page spread on the show’s finale and wanted to speak to someone who was a budding contestant so I was it. I’ve had this idea for a blog kicking around for a while now and figured now was a good time to get it happening. MattsterChef.com will be mostly my recipe diaries and ideas for the moment. If you’re wondering who I am check out my ‘day job’ blogs at Marketing Magazine and Zakazukha Zoo and you’ll get some of the back story.

Back soon…