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MasterChef Australia Season 1 (2009)
|1x01 Sydney Sizzles |
The auditions begin!
|Apr. 27, 2009|
|1x02 Audition 2 |
Brisbane and Perth deliver.
|Apr. 28, 2009|
|1x03 Audition 3 |
Audition day in Melbourne.
|Apr. 29, 2009|
|1x04 Top 50 - Taste Test |
In the first ever Masterchef Australia elimination challenge, 12 contestants fighting for their place in the competition choose from a large variety of fresh ingredients and have ...
|Apr. 30, 2009|
|1x05 Top 50 - Fish Market Frenzy |
Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge.
|May. 01, 2009|
|1x06 The Top 20 Revealed |
The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. The top 20 contestants are revealed.
|May. 03, 2009|
|1x07 20 Ways With Chicken |
The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge.
|May. 04, 2009|
|1x08 Sam And The Sausage |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel
|May. 05, 2009|
|1x09 Sushi Stress |
Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge.
|May. 06, 2009|
|1x10 The First Cut |
Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate.
|May. 07, 2009|
|1x11 Cooking With The Masters |
Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.
|May. 08, 2009|
|1x12 Rabbit Season |
Invention Test 1 - Italian theme.
|May. 10, 2009|
|1x13 The Tarte Tatin Test |
Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.
|May. 11, 2009|
|1x14 Brent vs Boetz |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz
|May. 12, 2009|
|1x15 Banquet Wars |
The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.
|May. 13, 2009|
|1x16 A Blow For Brent |
Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination.
|May. 14, 2009|
|1x17 Class Is In |
Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.
|May. 15, 2009|
|1x18 Julia's Divine Dumplings |
Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme.
|May. 17, 2009|
|1x19 Attack Of The Killer Squid |
Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.
|May. 18, 2009|
|1x20 Julia And The Duck |
The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
|May. 19, 2009|
|1x21 Aisle Panic |
A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizzy.
|May. 20, 2009|
|1x22 An Emotional Elimination |
The blue team’s decision leaves more than one contestant upset.
|May. 21, 2009|
|1x23 Souffles and Stir-fries |
Masterclass 3 - Souffles and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Souffle.
|May. 22, 2009|
|1x24 The Steaks Are Raised |
The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.
|May. 24, 2009|
|1x25 Sweet Success |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert.
|May. 25, 2009|
|1x26 Chris vs Alex Herbert |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Alex Herbert
|May. 26, 2009|
|1x27 Feeding Frenzy |
The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
|May. 27, 2009|
|1x28 Kate's Tough Decision |
The team captain has the final say as to who should go.
|May. 28, 2009|
|1x29 The Perfect Chip |
Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach.
|May. 29, 2009|
|1x30 Best Of British |
John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.
|May. 31, 2009|
|1x31 Pressure Test Elimination: Paella Pain |
Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.
|Jun. 01, 2009|
|1x32 Justine vs Guy Grossi |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi.
|Jun. 02, 2009|
|1x33 Fishy Business |
Fresh Seafood Team Challenge.
|Jun. 03, 2009|
|1x34 The Great Bait Debate |
The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.
|Jun. 04, 2009|
|1x35 Lemon Goodness |
Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.
|Jun. 05, 2009|
|1x36 Double Trouble |
Invention test number 5 is today's challenge.
|Jun. 07, 2009|
|1x37 Not So Sweet |
Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
|Jun. 08, 2009|
|1x38 Lucas vs Ben O’Donoghue |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 - Ben O'Donoghue.
|Jun. 09, 2009|
|1x39 Canape Frenzy |
Martini Club Team Challenge.
|Jun. 10, 2009|
|1x40 And Then There Were Seven |
The blue team says goodbye to another contestant.
|Jun. 11, 2009|
|1x41 Sweet Treats |
Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with vegetables, Coffee eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling.
|Jun. 12, 2009|
|1x42 Hits And Misses |
Invention Test 6 - The contestants must prepare a two course meal.
|Jun. 14, 2009|
|1x43 Terrine Trauma |
Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.
|Jun. 15, 2009|
|1x44 Justine vs Matt Moran |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran.
|Jun. 16, 2009|
|1x45 Here Comes The Bride |
The contestants cater a wedding on water.
|Jun. 17, 2009|
|1x46 Grain Pain |
Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.
|Jun. 18, 2009|
|1x47 Cocktail Hour |
Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Pina Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart.
|Jun. 19, 2009|
|1x48 Hello Hong Kong! |
Hong Kong - Arrival and then a Dim Sum Challenge.
|Jun. 21, 2009|
|1x49 Old Faces Return |
High Tea and Rainbow Fish Challenge in Hong Kong.
|Jun. 22, 2009|
|1x50 Truffletastic! |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak.
|Jun. 23, 2009|
|1x51 Battle Of The Sexes |
Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challenge.
|Jun. 24, 2009|
|1x52 Sweet And Sour |
Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry.
|Jun. 25, 2009|
|1x53 Show And Tell |
Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones.
|Jun. 26, 2009|
|1x54 Love Is In The Air |
Invention Test 7 - Three course meal with a 'Romance' theme.
|Jun. 28, 2009|
|1x55 Vision Quest |
The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.
|Jun. 29, 2009|
|1x56 Andre vs Emmanuel Stroobant |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant.
|Jun. 30, 2009|
|1x57 All At Sea |
Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition.
|Jul. 01, 2009|
|1x58 Thyme Out |
Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients.
|Jul. 02, 2009|
|1x59 Shanks And Souffles |
Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, and Open Beef Kofta.
|Jul. 03, 2009|
|1x60 Christmas In July |
The contestants deliver some festive cheer.
|Jul. 05, 2009|
|1x61 Macaroon Madness |
Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion and filled macaroon biscuits.
|Jul. 06, 2009|
|1x62 Julie vs Adrian Richardson |
Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson.
|Jul. 07, 2009|
|1x63 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? |
Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret ...
|Jul. 08, 2009|
|1x64 Taste Test |
Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry.
|Jul. 09, 2009|
|1x65 Winter Warmers |
Masterclass 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, and Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon.
|Jul. 10, 2009|
|1x66 Finals Fever |
Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal costing under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was ...
|Jul. 12, 2009|
|1x67 Pie Wars |
Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savory and make their own pastry.
|Jul. 13, 2009|
|1x68 Poh's Advantage |
Elimination Challenge 2 - As Poh had won the pie challenge she designated Malaysian as the theme and picked coconut cream and ling fish for the core ingredients. The contestants had ...
|Jul. 14, 2009|
|1x69 No Piece Of Cake |
Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered Chocolate Mousse cake.
|Jul. 15, 2009|
|1x70 And Then There Were Two |
Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the grand final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer ...
|Jul. 16, 2009|
|1x71 The Tables Are Turned |
Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George ...
|Jul. 17, 2009|
|1x72 Grand Finale - The Winner is Announced |
Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with ...
|Jul. 19, 2009|
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