Masterchef Australia S13
Which guest judges will appear on MasterChef this year
Getting some of the world’s most popular chefs to appear on MasterChef this year was incredibly challenging due to the pandemic.
Instead of appearing in person, famous foodies including Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi and Heston Blumenthal will appear on vertical screens installed in the studio.
“Our challenge was: how do we involve them (overseas guest judges) and keep them included in the episode in an interesting and creative way,” Mr Benson told news.com.au.
“For Nigella, we were inspired by her recent book, Cook, Eat, Repeat. In that book, instead of having normal recipes, she calls them ‘love letters’ to her dishes. So we got Nigella to read out a ‘love letter’ to one of her recipes and then challenged our contestants to recreate that dish without knowing what the actual dish was.
“The vertical screens are incredible so it looks like Nigella is in the room with us. She’s live and constantly communicating with the judges and at the end of the cook she’s looking at all their dishes,” Mr Benson explained.
Also appearing on this season of MasterChef will be Massimo Bottura, Clare Smyth, Curtis Stone, Kirsten Tibballs, Darren Purchese, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Scott Pickett, Poh Ling Yeow, Callum Hann and Reynold Poernomo.
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