The Big Masterchef Secret Nobody Wanted You To Know
It’s getting to the tense end of Masterchef, but there is one thing that we finally know the answer to.
Is the food cold by the time judges get to taste it?
Well, the answer is yes.
The question was being asked on Twitter following the show travelling to Japan where they were cooking at the snow-capped Mount Fuji.
By the time the judges got around to, you know, judging, the food is always cold.
Former contestant Alice Zaslavsky said “The judges would walk around and taste the food as soon as the challenge was over, while everything was still hot.
“If you were smart, you’d make a second plate of everything, so they get a complete sense of what you’ve cooked,” Ms Zaslavsky told the Weekly Review.
Not only would dishes cool, she said, but they would even be put in the fridge between takes and while the crew go for lunch.
“Once you finish cooking, they take your plate away and shoot it with an overhead camera so it looks fresh.
“When your name was called, you’d walk up and put your dish on the bench,” Ms Zaslavsky said.
“The judges put a fork in, eat a mouthful of the cold gloop for the cameras and pretend it’s the first time they’ve tasted it.”
Cold food. No thanks.