The thing is Julia can not win. Ben has a chance to win. I don't quite understand his elimination. Did he do anything wrong? No. He just didn't have a clear concept/idea for his dish. Julia actually got things wrong and bad.
He wasn't outstanding. He was a bit of a plodder and stayed in the background, never great food but not usually bad enough to be in eliminations. I think he has improved out of sight during the series and I think he'll keep getting better. People like Ben and Julia I think are doomed to stay exactly at the level they are. Neither of them seems to have got any better. Ben still can't match his meals up and is still serving meat and veg and Julia still can't cook mains.
I really think Andy could win this. If he does, he'll fit right in with the branding of MC winner too.
Hey - I remember Andy, he's been a fantastic leader, one of THE BEST, and that pub challenge he did with Sam was a monster in Tassie.
He's allways been efficient and sensible when others were falling apart, he's also sweet and kind and sharing.
Anyway, I think he's very talented but is intimidated by the women, and all that carry on - just beat Mindy at least. She keepws going on about Bendy, put her in her place.
And Andy would be better off losing Ben, who is 10 years older and will hold him back.
I can't really remember anyone's dishes being anything I'm all that interested in or impressed by, just the way Audra did that pear on top of a tart.........but I skim watch, and often don't see the dishes at the end.
Well re holding back - Andy is still an apprentice, he could switch that to a food apprenticeship, he has all kinds of possibilities and 10 years to mess around and gain experience. He is a better cook and capable of going much further than Ben in fine dining if he wants to.
If I have to listen to Julia complaining one more time about not my forte or I missed out because I really wanted this dessert or that meat cut I will scream. Learn to adapt would you!
Slight shenanigans I say, you could see in George's face from the get go he was gunning for Ben to go over Julia. I was so excited she was stuffing it all over the place and then they cut to Ben plodding it up in the background and I went Noooooooooooooooooo Ben you bloody plonker pull it together or you are out!
Hopefully the unmitigated disaster tonight is Julia.
I do. Recently I had to spend two weeks away and didn't see my family for the first week. That was hard enough but it became really hard after I saw them briefly and then had to go back to not seeing them again. I kind of like Julia. But she is restricted as a cook.
I wasn't a Mindy fan but that was bullsh*t. At least she had the guts to let them know her fish was possibly under cooked and the rest of her meal looked delicious, actually the fish made me salivate all that yummy caramelisation. Julia also took it on the chin when they told her they could tell she had run out of time. Audra on the other hand evaded the questions and tried to cover up, besides her meal looked way too simple in comparison.