Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Almost Famous

I am sure you all know by now that I am kind of a famous. I presume you all saw me staring on Masterchef last night? Here is a reminder in case you missed it...

I am the little head behind Matt Preston's shoulder

There is me in the white with my sister-in-law

OK, so you may have just missed me... my fifteen minutes of fame hasn't arrived yet.

In mid-December I was invited to participate in the Masterchef audience for one of their restaurant challenges at their new location in Melbourne. Can you imagine how excited I was??? Not only do I love Mastchef, but I got to watch the challenge, eat the food and ogle Marco Pierre White-- it was my perfect day!

The only stressful part was when the waiter would put the plate of food in front of you and a massive camera would be shoved in your face to film you eating. I am not graceful enough to manage that sort of pressure. I pretty much just pushed food around on my plate until those nasty cameras moved away. I have way too many fat girl phobias left to be filmed shovelling food in my mouth on national TV.

It was a very long and hot day, but I loved every second of it. The food was (mostly) amazing and we were given vast amounts of delicious wine as well. Maybe too much wine because I was sporting a bit of a hangover at work the next day, but it was worth it.

Pssst... here are some photos that I very sneakily took on the day (no cameras were allowed)...

The Masterchef kitchen/set

Me outside the Masterchef building

The famous red vespa!


  1. Awesome! Are you allowed to extrapolate on the meal? Did the right person go home in your opinion?

    1. I think whoever cooked the duck should have gone home, which I think the other guy maybe should have taken responsibility for rather than Cassie. The duck was basically inedible because it was so tough, but all the other food was delicious. My egg was perfectly runny and my chocolate dessert did taste a bit bitter, but I didn't notice it tasted burnt, I just thought it was very dark chocolate!


    2. Thanks for sharing, Tully! I was slightly devo that Cassie was eliminated (though of course, I wasn't there tasting it all like you!). I think she has a bright future in any case. :)

  2. How exciting - What a great experience.

  3. I hope you're in hiding now, all those signature hunters can get tiresome, I hear. ;)

  4. I'm not a Masterchef fan but I reckon that would be fun nonetheless. V.

  5. I can't believe I missed you on the Teev!!!!!
    that would have been such fun & so exciting!!!! You Lucky Duck!!!!!


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