Ilse Fourie gives MasterChef Red Team colleagues the finger after nose put out of joint
Ilse Fourie was not happy with receiving the second lowest rating by her Red Team colleagues, some of whom form part of the Cape Cabal. She looked nervously on, biting on her finger nails as first Sue-Ann Allen, then Thys Hattingh, Guy Clark and Babalwa Baartman stepped forward to choose their pork cut from the options available.
The losing team from the SAS Amatola challenge had to produce a dish from some uninspiring options, pigs ears, tails, trotters, shoulder, loin, cheek and belly. The order in which everyone got to choose their cut was decided by a ballot among the contestants where each had to rate their colleagues performance on a scale of 1-7.
There was a discernible grimace from Ilse when Babalwa Baartman’s name was called before hers as she felt a sense of betrayal by Thys, Sue-Ann and Guy. When Lungile’s name was called Ilse bit down on her bottom lip no doubt having expected to be higher up the pecking order. It looked as though she was finding it hard to believe that she had only been ranked alongside perennial under performer Mmutsi Maseko in the SAS Amatola team challenge.
This only seemed to spur Ilse on and she got her revenge by having her Citrus sherry pork shoulder with braised cabbage and mash potato recipe voted the second best of the day behind Lungile’s pig tails with steamed bread.
As Guy Clark so rightly put it “this is MasterChef not MasterFriend” and as the competition for places gets tighter friendships will be the first to go into the bin. Manisha Naidu nearly paid the price when she elected to face the pressure test earlier in the competition.
One has to wonder whether it was Guy Clark who sold Ilse down the river, giving her the cold shoulder or the other cheek in the episode seven pressure test.