Review: A celebration of the squash

18 September 2017
The duos squared off in a bid not to get “squashed” at the end of the episode.
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Things got a little squishy in the kitchen this week, as the duos tackled the “Let’s Just Squash It” Challenge. 

They had butternut, peppers and gem squash to work with and had to prepare the best vegetarian side dish. They all had similar ingredients, except for one key ingredient, which had to be the “hero” of the dish. Find everything that was in the Ingredients Boxes this week, here.

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Three winning elements

At this stage of the competition, the judges felt the remaining five duos had to really show them, and the rest of the country, that they truly deserved to have come this far in the competition. They named skill, passion and creativity, as the three key elements that the duos needed to show. 

Squash hits and misses

The duos set out to impress and they surely delivered, as the judges loved most of the dishes, saying they were a true celebration of the squash. They did feel one duo made a “fatal” mistake though, in their plating.

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Cheese soufflés rock

Duos Nozipho & Flo and Ruan & Aquilla faced off in the Immunity Challenge, where they had to prepare cheese soufflés. It was a tag-team for both duos and at the end of the challenge, Nozipho & Flo came out tops.  


It was teary moment at the end of the show, as Bongiwe & Carol had to hand over their aprons, marking the end of their journey.    


KFC Taste Kitchen airs every Friday at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).