Head to the Kitchen with MasterChef Australia on M-Net and M-Net City

12 January 2016
The masters are back, and looking for a brand new chef to take the toque and win MasterChef Australia Season 7.
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The masters are back, and looking for a brand new chef to take the toque and win MasterChef Australia Season 7. Starting 12 January at 18:30 on M-Net, the return of the cooking show marks another occasion. As part of a new reality slot from 18:30 – 19:30, Season 7 will be simulcast on M-Net City.

This year, M-Net City viewers will also join M-Net in tuning into reality favourites like The Voice U.S. and Britain's Got Talent. Before all the singing and dancing starts you can feel the heat in the kitchen as restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston return for the seventh season of MasterChef Australia.

Joining them as a guest mentor is Shannon Bennett, an Australian chef and author. Owner of the fine dining restaurant Vue de monde, in Melbourne, Bennett has extensive experience in all aspects of this demanding profession. In addition to a mentor, there will be guest chefs, throughout the season, from all over Australia, as well as Italy, England and Singapore.

While we know that every season brings with it exciting names in the world of gastronomy, here are a few other tidbits you may not have known about the show:

  • Toward the end of Season 6, the three finalists – Brent, Laura and Emilia – saw little else besides the inside of a kitchen. For six months they spent fourteen-hour days battling it out for the top spot.
  • Non-profit food charities use leftover food from the show to make meals for homeless people.
  • Judge Matt Preston has names for each of his cravats. These include Short Michelle, Long Sonia, Uncle Monty Blue, and Professional Judy.
  • When it comes to the harshest judges in the franchise, Preston believes this title goes to the Italians.
  • Ever tried any of the recipes from the show? The two most popular ones – downloaded the most from the MasterChef Australia website – are Marco Pierre White’s spaghetti carbonara and Maggie Beer’s chicken roasted with garlic and verjuice.

Does the sound of those dishes make your mouth water? There’ll be a lot more to tingle your taste buds this season on MasterChef Australia. Tune into M-Net and M-Net City at 18:30 for the first episode on 12 January, and every weekday thereafter at the same time.

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