Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Not Your Average 10 Year Old.

Who would have guessed that the most exciting find from a recent trip to Hong Kong was a TV show??  We've come a long way since Green Tea Häagan Dazs.......

There we were in Hong Kong celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.  After an exciting but tiring day I was listlessly clicking around the Chinese TV channels and stumbled upon Junior MasterChef Australia.  I sat bolt upright.  What a find!

Twelve children from 8-12 years old cook their hearts out for the top prize of Junior MasterChef Australia and a $15,000 trust fund.  But this is not just kids making jello or Popin" Fresh cookies.  

Here are just some of the dishes they prepared from their own recipes:

Roasted Lamb Rack with Mint Salsa and Sweet Potato
Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Eggplant and Currant Couscous
Blackened Tuna Steaks on Celeriac Mash with Broadbeans

Yipes!  I don't know about you but when I was 10 years old I was still using an Easy Bake Oven.

I have no idea why everyone isn't glued to the TV watching this.

Now put away your homework and check it out.  Be prepared to be inspired and amazed at the passion and skill these kids have.  

And PS, bring kleenex when you watch the last episode.

WARNING:  If you plan to watch the show on YouTube, don't visit the Junior MasterChef Australia website - the site reveals the winner. 

Don't worry, I still love Green Tea Häagan Dazs

Still Worth a Trip to the Other Side of the Planet


  1. mmmm love that Green Tea Haggen Daz make me want to do a 10km run so I can have a scoop or three.
    whaaa but, it will go right to my hips. Well not really, I don't have any hips. Yippee

  2. Dear Yippee: If you don't have any hips then now is the time to enjoy ice cream!


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