It is impossible for me to keep up, but when I have an hour of an evening, I have been trying to watch an episode of either the UK Masterchef which started a few weeks ago on BBC1, or the Australian Masterchef (from 2018) which has been broadcasting on BBC3 for even longer.
Masterchef Australia is interesting. They seem to put a lot more energy and certainly a much bigger budget into their competition. You also have chance to get to know the contestants a little better as they take a rollercoaster journey of pressure tests, invention tests, elimination tests, team challenges and other assignments designed to stretch them.
Well, of all the shows I have seen….both the UK and the Australia Masterchef, I have never been quite so impressed by a contestant until we saw Kristin – I think she is Kristin Sheffield.
Her cooking and pastry skills are outstanding. But it is more than that. Jack and I have both completely fallen in love with her personality, her eloquence, her composure, her creativity. We just think she is fabulous. I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I already know the results of this series – no spoilers. I have been watching all the contestants with interest, but in almost every episode I find myself hoping the camera will turn to Kristin. I want to know what she is going to make, and what she is going to say – because she always says something that registers with us or touches us.
I also realized that if this is the 2018 series that I am watching, when I visited Adelaide a year later, that is Kristin’s home. I remember the Central Market being a foodie heaven, and it makes me smile to imagine Kristin perhaps wandering around the market picking up ingredients to make something amazing.