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Win a copy of MasterChef Australia MasterClass DVD

Well it’s that time of the week again. Tonight Miss Universe contestant Rachel Finch, SBS newsman George Negus and the Sydney Swans Ryan O’Keefe battle it out in Heat Five of Celebrity MasterChef.
What will they cook? Will Rachel be wearing a bikini? Will George be wearing a bikini?
For your chance to win a copy of the MasterChef MasterClass DVD (RR $39.99) just sign up as a follower of Saucy Onion and post an answer to this question –
‘Which MasterChef judge would you like to have around for dinner and why, and what would you cook for them?’
The Winner will be announced on Saucy Onion on Friday 30th October at 0900 EST time. (The judge’s decision is final and no negotiations will be entered in to – unless of course there’s an uzi involved and then maybe something can be arranged.)

Train tipped to win Celebrity MasterChef

Channel 10 producers have allowed Train the kitty, of Sydney, to appear on Celebrity MasterChef as a late wildcard entry. Train hopes her signature dish of steamed chicken liver will wow the judges and put offal back on Australian plates. “It’s a pity the smell puts off so many cooks, ” said Train. Train said winning Indira Naidoo’s Celebrity MasterChef apron in an online blog competition gave her the confidence to showcase her cooking skills to the nation. We wish Train all the best.

Winner of Indira’s Celebrity MasterChef Apron Announced

Well the judge’s verdict is in….
The winner of Indira’s freshly laundered Celebrity MasterChef apron is…. (drum roll)….  Liz.
This was Liz’s winning post….

I must admit, if I were to win the apron it would likely become a comfortable bed for our kitty, Train – not because we wouldn’t wear it, more because she’d know how sought after it would be. She’s good like that.  (October 5, 2009 8:49 PM )

The judges praised Liz’s honesty and Train the kitty’s good taste.
Congratulations Liz! And thank you to everyone who entered – it was a tough decision.
If Liz could email Indira at with her postal address details, Train’s ‘new bed’ will be mailed to her.

Celebrity MasterChef Episode 1- The Verdict

Well the wait is over. Last night I got to see the edited version of my MasterChef performance – and believe me the producers were very generous. I didn’t look like the nervous klutz I was! Both Josh and Kirk were magnificent and really both deserved to go through to the semi-finals. Alas, there is always only one winner and I hope you all throw your support behind Kirk for the rest of the series. He is a really nice bloke.

After numerous requests from you I’ve included a link below to the Channel 10 official MasterChef website where you will find my meatball recipe from last night. Enjoy!

Win Indira’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ Apron by following Saucy Onion

I know. Not much of a prize.
This is the apron I wore while competing on Celebrity MasterChef  Heat One 2009 which airs tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.
It’s been freshly laundered – so no meatball stains. I’ll even sign it for you!
All you have to do for your chance to win is sign up to follow the Saucy Onion food blog and post a comment about any blog entry on Saucy.
If you’re already a follower you just have to post a new comment. Best comment – as judged by Saucy’s resident food and literary critic ( i.e. moi) – will win.
The winner will be announced on Friday October 9th at 0900 EST on Saucy Onion. The apron will be posted to you wherever you are in Australia.

Celebrity Masterchef

Well, it’s official folks. I’m going to be one of the 18 contestants in the first Australian ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ series. Channel 10 has released the names of six of my fellow competitors. They are Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan, fashion designer Alex Perry, Fairfax journalist and ex-Wallaby Peter Fitzsimmons, The Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges, children’s programme Hi-5 founder Kathleen de Leon and Queensland premier Anna Bligh. What an eclectic mix! Somehow I don’t think I’ll be looking this calm and relaxed when I’m in the Masterchef kitchen! The show goes to air from September 30. Watch and weep!!!!!!!