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MasterChef reheats in the ratings

MasterChef is back in flavour with some viewers after re-entering the ratings Top 10 for the first time since it launched more than a month ago.




Forces of Heaven and Hell in all-out-battle


BEN POBJIE It's a knock-em-down, drag-em-out battle between the forces of Hell (Kelty) and Heaven (everyone who isn’t Kelty).

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MasterChef goes to hell in a Mystery Box

<i>MasterChef</i> Heaven and Hell

GILES HARDIE It turns out Hell isn't other people, it's MasterChef doing macarons without Zumbo there to play the devil.

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Cattle battle

MasterChef recap: Just like herding cooks

masterchef cattle

JENNA CLARKE Our wannabe-chef city slickers take on the wild west rural Australia and under the 34-degree heat it all predictably starts to crumble.

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Guillaume heats up the kitchen

Turning up the heat: Guillaume Brahimi.

KAREN HARDY It seems like a night on the high seas has played havoc with the friskiness of our contestants. Either that or they’ve been away from home for too long.

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Could this be the funniest episode ever?

MasterChef in WA.

BEN POBJIE After the giddy, thrill-a-minute Mediterranean speedboat ride that was Italian week, tonight we begin Wild West Week, which in homage to the Will Smith film, will also be a colossal waste of money.

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MasterChef: The Spill

Julia Gillard and Faiza from MasterChef ousted.

JENNA CLARKE It's horrible when your time is cut Shorten by a pair of crusty, dry balls.

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Pizza delivers a lot of drama

Pizza on the third night of <i>MasterChef</i>'s Ethnic Stereotype Week.

BEN POBJIE Day three of MasterChef’s Italians Are Magic Week, and having last night discarded Nicky and his unpleasant desire to make his parents proud, tonight our skilled amateurs are finally free to show their abilities in the greatest test of a gourmet chefs’ talents: pizza delivery.

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Quailing in their boots

Making quail ravioli has these <i>MasterChef</i> contestants in a flap.

BEN POBJIE It's night two of MasterChef's Ethnic Stereotype Week, and quail pasta is the murder du jour.

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Who the true eggheads are


ANNABEL ROSS Tonight’s first challenge has been imaginatively titled “Egghead”, offers George, rubbing his head for emphasis.


Schooled in jaffle politics

Curtis Stone takes the boys Totem, left, and Rishi, right, through the menu.

GILES HARDIE Old school traditions come to the kitchen, namely backstabbing and dobbing, as Curtis trips down memory lane.

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Plate up actual talent, please

Craig Mathieson dinkus.

Craig Mathieson MasterChef’s derided 'battle of the sexes' is over but the show is struggling to keep viewers engaged.

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It's not all child's play in blind man's pantry

Baby spice ... <i>MasterChef</i> contestant Emma Dean

KAREN HARDY Second day of Kids Week in the MasterChef kitchen isn't entirely PG-rated when things start to look more like Dating in the Dark.

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Child's play in the kitchen


BEN POBJIE We begin a shiny new week of MasterChef with a sigh of relief at the end of the Battle of the Sexes, the contestants now able to relax and be incompetent and stupid on an individual basis.

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Silencing the lambs

The offending raw chicken on MasterChef's Barossa bootcamp.

KAREN HARDY It's a bit of a horror show as more blood is spilt on last night's MasterChef. Only this time it isn't coming from the 'chicks' corner so much as the chook pen.

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MasterChef recap

Lynton proves he's no seafood basket case


BEN POBJIE It's the final Boot Camp Relay, and it’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of this made-up thing.

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Big, bad Barossa bootcamp

<i>MasterChef</i> goes to Maggie Beer's kitchen in the Barossa Valley.

ADAM LIAW This week will finally answer the question that no one has been asking.

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When Tim Tams go wrong


KAREN HARDY It's the first dark day of MasterChef as six contestants face elimination with a fridge lucky dip.

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What an offal mess on the eel of misfortune

MasterChef's BvG offal.

ADRIAN LOWE So, dear reader, here we are again. Another year of flopping soufflés, strange ingredients in otherwise delicious-looking food, and tears. Oh, the tears. And all this after being so babes-ed out earlier this year. It’s all so very inspirating.

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It's back, and with so many questions


BEN POBJIE The weather may be turning colder, but the sun is shining in our hearts, because MasterChef is back, with all the deliciousness and spice and subtle psychological torture that that implies.

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Ins and outs of MasterChef class of 2013

Keep on top of which contestants are still in and who has been eliminated from the MasterChef kitchen.


Poll: Toodle Pip

Did Pip deserve to be eliminated last night?

MasterChef's George Calombaris sheds the kilos

Trimmed down MasterChef judge George Calombaris says he hasn't crossed to the dark side and started using artificial sweeteners and low-fat products in his recipes.

Gender agenda

MasterChef has drawn ire for retro stereotyping in its new season but says it's just tongue-in-cheek fun.

Plate up actual talent, please

MasterChef’s derided 'battle of the sexes' is over but the show is struggling to keep viewers engaged.

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Tweaks to basic recipe improve the mix

Isn't it nice to have Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and the skinny guy who used to be George Calombaris back together in MasterChef (Ten, 7.30pm)?

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