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This is the Road Trip Week, which means that the Chef The gangs go to places which are not the usual places they are, but which are different places, and in these different places they will cook things. Understood? Good.

Today they are in Apollo Bay, named after Apollo, the Greek god of crayfish. After Andy fulfills his contractual obligation to designate the region as “one of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines,” he goes on to explain that Apollo Bay is Australia’s capital of southern lobster – or crayfish. Although this is only the administrative capital: the South Lobster Legislature is in Lorne.

Suddenly a boat arrives. “It looks like a movie set we’re on,” says Kishwar, who has watched a lot of movies about people standing on a jetty watching a small boat with a sad-looking bald man slowly coming towards them. On the boat, there is a bunch of crayfish. Jock shows everyone the correct way to dismember an innocent lobster. He shows them the “lobster tripe,” so called because they look like … tripe. He throws his guts up and says, “Isn’t that beautiful? “Yes” everyone is lying. He then shows them the ovaries, stomach, and basically any parts of the crayfish that you would want to see if you were a serial killer.

Today, lovers have to cook two dishes in teams of two: a familiar dish and an inventive dish, both made with humble and loathsome crayfish.

The teams are selected. Immediately a fierce rivalry arises between Tommy and Kishwar’s team and Sabina and Minoli’s team, to determine which team is the cutest. Meanwhile, Scott and Brent teamed up, Scott getting down to work making linguine that Brent could throw at the wall in a rage.

Teams are cooking on the Apollo Bay waterfront and are under pressure as they have to finish both dishes before the angry mob of locals, who don’t like big city guys, arrive to throw them in. the sea.

In the navy team, Amir reflects: “When I think of crayfish, I think of different things”. It is this depth of insight that will stand him in good stead. Unfortunately her teammate Linda decided to make a tripe salad because she only wants to hurt others.

In the gray team, Elise also cooks with guts; apparently not realizing what guts really are, is a common affliction among amateurs. Jock comes to ask Elise what she thinks she is playing. She tells him that she’s doing trippa alla romana but that she doesn’t have enough guts. Jock tells him that trippa alla romana is not very inventive. Elise says it’s inventive because she uses lobster tripe.

Jock tells her that she doesn’t use lobster tripe because she doesn’t have enough, remember? He then informs her that she doesn’t want to be in the bottom two, which is helpful advice because until then the bottom two were what she was aiming for.

Meanwhile, Tommy prepares a Vietnamese dish. Sorry to drop that bomb on you so abruptly.

Depinder is slightly nervous that his masala could overpower the crayfish flavor, but on the other hand, who really wants the crayfish flavor anyway? She is fine. Meanwhile, Pete does something weird with onions while Maja does something boring with a lobster tail.

Andy and Jock visit the Pink Team, who appear to have lost their minds. Minoli and Sabina are making cream donuts. CRAY donuts. To be precise, make donuts with OVARY AIOLI. At this point, they’re barely one step away from becoming supervillains. If there is anyone in the history of the world who has ever thought “I would like a cream donut”, surely he is institutionalized.

Disaster hits the turquoise team as Tommy discovers a seashell in his patties, one of the most shameful discoveries a young man can make. “I have to do something with this, haven’t I?” he asks Kishwar. “You have to do something with it,” Kishwar replies without looking at him, wishing he would leave her alone. Turquoise tension permeates the kitchen.

Apollo Bay’s climate is becoming a problem: Melissa has to wear a big coat over her dress, which ruins everyone’s day – Melissa’s dresses are 80 percent of the reasons everyone watches this show . Anyway, back to “cooking” I guess.

Tommy decided to turn his lobster patties into a lobster omelet, which is a little weird, but nowhere near as weird as a LOBSTER DOUGHNUT.

Elsewhere, Amir actually makes linguine which is kind of funny because of it. Strange couple joke I made earlier. Too bad it wasn’t Scott and Brent. In fact, I haven’t seen Scott and Brent in a while. I think they were able to jump on a boat and run away.

Minoli had problems with his aioli. it rhymes !

Its aioli is not emulsifying, which I am reliably informed is something an aioli must do. Sabina suggests adding fresh cream. Then Sabina suggests adding an ice cube. Sabina is full of suggestions and Minoli only gets angry.

“You sold us on an aioli, you better give us an aioli,” said Melissa, in her creepy and menacing manner.

Ah there is Scott! It is a relief.

Time is up and it’s time for the judges to stuff their rich and smug faces with crayfish. Aaron and Elise hit the nail on the head. Scott and Brent touch elbows, just to make Aaron and Elise look bad. Minoli is extremely worried about her aioli.

Maja and Pete did well: The judges love Pete’s weird onion things. “It’s ethereal,” says Jock, who can’t believe how much the dish tastes like the Princess of Never ending Story.

Elise is worried that she and Aaron haven’t reached the goal. She doesn’t have to worry because she and Aaron are the teacher’s pets and everyone knows that. They are going to be panted by the bicycle sheds.

Justin and Depinder have barely been seen, so there’s no way they’ll go into elimination. Ditto with Brent and Scott, who have really improved their cooking since Scott moved to live with the English sisters upstairs.

Linda was extremely worried that she hadn’t been inventive enough, even though she incorporated ovaries into the dressing, and if incorporating ovaries into the dressing isn’t inventive then I’m not sure why I bother to attend. at the Fringe Festival every year. Either way, Amir’s dish sucks and Linda’s dish is boring and they’re definitely ready to be knocked out.

The pink team serves Minoli Aioli Folie. Sabina’s familiar crayfish are slightly overcooked. Crayfish fritters, while literally blasphemy, are tasty, but the aioli has split open and it’s not good, according to sources familiar with the mechanics of aioli.

Finally Tommy and Kishwar. They did well. So it’s Minoli and Sabina and Linda and Amir in tomorrow’s elimination, which doesn’t feel right because I like these guys.

Tune in tomorrow, when if there is a loving god in the sky, we don’t have to hear the word “ovaries”.


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