Why the MKR will be different because Nigella Lawson joins Manu on the journey

Wearing a fashion dress from Melbourne and connecting her hands with the famous chef from Sydney, Manu Feildel, the most famous British queen of local cuisine, Nigella Lawson, is finally on the way to making a film. MKR restart.

In the first trailer for the former Australian culinary show when it premiered in 2010, the ‘local goddess’ says she has traveled 17,000 kilometers to find our best local chefs.

She wants to share food, try everyone’s creations at “amazing dinners” and have fun.

With smiling, happy contestants wearing color-labeled aprons from five states, a first look at Lawson and Feildel knocking on the doors of suburban homes across the country looks like dinners will be, well, healthy.

There are no scene thieves as we have seen in previous years, where contestants looked at each other and threw nasty things across the table, without quarrels, tears or spilled milk that led the audience to change the channel.

Above all, said a key insider from the industry Novi Dnevnik, “The energy will be different.”

“Manu is a natural flirtation that will find a partner in Nigella more than willing, and the trip will give the show a chance to break the predictable formula that bored viewers.

“The fact that both judges are not Australians will also work against it MKR – why do these two imports tell us what to cook and eat? – or give it that European glow that some viewers find aspirational. “

And from Manu’s perspective?

He feels like MKR Judges, they “make a perfect team with our many years of experience in professional and home kitchens, respectively”.

Back to basics?

As embarrassed former fellow judge Pete Evans fell into the dark after delivering messages against the vaccine and unproven COVID-19 treatments (for which he paid large fines), the Seven network says this season MKR (earlier My kitchen rules) will return the show “back to the original recipe”.

Seven CEO James Warburton said news.com.au at the end of last year, he was convinced that the redesign of the show, which would keep her away from “gossip and bitches”, would be successful.

“He was dominant for a whole decade, people loved him. So we return it with a short, sharp run. We have shown what we can do Voiceso we are confident it will work, ”Mr Warburton said.

“It just rushed in a certain direction in my personal view – villains and gossip and bitches and all that stuff.

“(He had) really extended dinners. We increased it to 60 episodes, so it was a huge commitment. “

The insider adds: “Pete Evans was a divisive figure who always seemed restrained and a bit ordinary with his Mona Lisa smiles.”

“You always thought the rumors from the industry that he never ate food, but that he spat it out after he got flavors in his mouth, could be true.”

When the show launched in 2010, an average of 1.3 million people watched the show every night throughout the season.

Audiences peaked in 2014, when an average of 1.7 million people watched the show in 48 episodes.

In the last season of 2020, 11 years later, the audience of the series dropped to 500,000 viewers.

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Nigella Lawson and Manu Feildel prepare to enter someone’s home for dinner. Photo: Seven

Nigella will bring ‘glamor, sexuality and equality’

Seen last month filming part of the series in Queensland, Lawson will bring femininity to the table.

Our source from the industry is compare to MasterChef ‘with the elegant and thoughtful Melissa Leong.

“It simply came to our notice then Melissa Leong transformed MasterChefviewership, having a woman on board – and one who shamelessly uses every ‘feminine’ trick in a slightly fucked up book, all the way to licking a spoon and stretching out the pronunciation of words – brings the show much-needed glamor, sexiness and equality.

“I wanted to say diversity, but it’s hardly with two old white judges, so the producers will ask the contestants to convey that through a mix of age, gender, gender and culture.”

NSW couple not yet named. Photo: Seven

‘Real people cook real food’

However, since Seven has yet to reveal any details about who was chosen to cook, we will have to unpack the 1 minute and 34 second trailer, which was shot entirely in the beach park with the yachts and the sunset in the background.

It seems that local chefs from New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia have been selected.

Two Queensland women wear pink aprons and cook meat and vegetable cubes on a spit on an outdoor Weber barbecue on the sand.

Next? We present a couple from South Australia in red aprons at an outdoor picnic table showing off their chicken and rice dish.

The yellow team of Western Australia are obviously dessert lovers, exhibiting chocolate fondant and surrounded by young, beautiful children.

Down in Victoria are blue aprons – a man holding a whole fish and in a few seconds it was cooked at an exhibition with decoration.

The last team is a blue-haired man from NSW, a young couple standing next to champagne and a plate of freshly cut fruit.

As they return to their home kitchens, it might be worth going through them MKR archives to see the spectacular challenges of days gone by.

Dan and Steph Mulheron he won in 2013 with an audience in the grand finale that reached three million viewers.

It then took six months to film, and each day lasted between 2pm and 4pm.

Their final dishes included mussels, squab with chestnuts and red currant sauce, and lobster with a bunch of semolina.

In 2015, Camilla and Ash served a steak tartare with quail eggs and crostoli, followed by a complex main bouillabaisse with rouille and baguettes at their home base in Melbourne Bay.

Whatever the culinary skills of this year’s group, Lawson will be enthusiastic, commendable and diplomatic while hopefully discovering “valuable family recipes”.

“When you think about the food you love, it’s almost always local cuisine. I’m a home cook and that’s the food I want to eat. “

He also joined MKR this season is award-winning food journalist and TV face Matt Preston, while famed chefs Colin Fassnidge and Curtis Stone are returning as guest judges.

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