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by Dexter in Articles, MasterChef SA

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 09:56

Chance to prove your culinary skills at the Good Food & Wine Show! If you always knew you were better than those hacks on MasterChef SA, here is your opportunity. It's MasterChef Live at the Good Food & Wine Show with George Calombaris, Benny Masekwameng and Andrew Atkinson! Also in attendance, Adam Liaw, Callum Haan and South African runner-up Sue-Ann Allen. MasterChef Live features pressure tests, master-classes and mystery boxes and all the excitement of the TV show. There ...

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Thys Hattingh MasterChef SA departure, a bit of a damp squid

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by Baz in Articles, MasterChef SA, News

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 22:21

Thys Hattingh simply fades away on episode thirteen of MasterChef SA It was a rather odd episode when one looks at the way that Thys Hattingh left the MasterChef kitchen. There did not appear to be to much drama when compared to last weeks mousse trap with Thys, this time falling for the smoke trap. He found himself in another elimination pressure challenge after failing in the spice identification test along with Deena. Neither of them able to identify a clove in its natural form. ...

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Is MasterChef Judge Andrew Atkinson really Mr Min? Photo evidence suggests that he is!

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by Baz in Articles, MasterChef SA, News

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 19:00

Compelling evidence reveals the true identity of MasterChef Judge Andrew Atkinson. Andrew Atkinson is certainly the judge that is getting under the skin of most viewers if the twitter comments are to be believed. His well polished demeanour and ability to pick out stained  plates of food made him the perfect candidate to be a judge but do not necessarily endear him to the viewing pubic. If you take a deeper look, under the surface you will however find a remarkable resemblance to Mr ...

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Berdina Schurink runs out of time. Leaves MasterChef SA underdone.

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by Dexter in Articles, MasterChef SA, News

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 22:35

Berdina Schurink crashes out of MasterChef SA in unspectacular fashion with underdone Rack of Lamb. It was the second week in a row that Berdina Schurink found herself having to deal with a pressure test after presenting the judges with uncooked meringue on her tart in episode four of MasterChef SA. She easily trumped the koeksister challenge that day and survived to move on to the Team Challenge. This week she found herself facing the pressure challenge in dramatic fashion after the ...

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MasterChef SA judges Masekwameng, Goffe-Wood and Atkinson hand out advice on cooking potatoes

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by Murray in Articles, Cooking Tips, MasterChef SA, Pete Goffe-Wood

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:24

The MasterChef Judges, Benny Masekwameng, Pete Goffe-Wood and Andrew Atkinson hand out advice as to cooking gourmet potatoes. Straight off the bat we simply cannot agree with Benny, the art of making a great mash potato is to bake the potatoes, not boil them. By baking them you do not run the risk of having too much moisture which tends to make them a little wet and runny, if not dried properly. What you want to do is bake the potatoes, remove the skin and add a little salt and ...

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Inside MasterChef SA with contestant Candice Le Noury as she tells her story...

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by Baz in Articles, MasterChef SA

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00

MasterChef SA contestant Candice Le Noury reveals all about her time on MasterChef SA right from the very beginning... When I found out that South Africans were getting their own version of MasterChef, I felt like a kid in a candy store. A pig in strawberries. You get the idea – food has always been close to my heart - a very real love of mine and I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to explore that further. There were a good few months leading to the ...

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The MasterChef SA Judges have been announced.

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by Dexter in Articles, MasterChef SA, Pete Goffe-Wood

Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:00

So the judges have been announced and the men entrusted with selecting South Africa's first MasterChef are Pete Goffe-Wood, Andrew Atkinson and Benny Masekwameng. The only person many South African's might have heard of is Pete Goffe-Wood thanks to several appearances on Expresso, SABC 3 showing off a few recipes here and there. Pete has plenty of judging experience having served on the Eat Out Awards Judges Panel before it became a one woman decision and also served on the San Pellegrino World's ...

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Taste of Joburg: Andrew Atkinson of Piccolo Mondo

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by Dexter in Articles, Restaurants

Monday, September 12, 2011 at 16:00

Executive Chef, Andrew Atkinson of Piccolo Mondo at The Michelangelo in Sandton can be found at the Taste of Joburg Festival, Montecasino from the 15th to 18th September. Andrew is a well travelled man and has accumulated a number of gold medals in recognition of his culinary skills. He is a member of the South African National Culinary Squad (yes, we have one) and Director of National Competitions at the SA Chefs Association. Writing about current trends for Prue Leith's Chefs Acadamy, Andrew ...

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