Entertainment

Teachers turn students for My Kitchen Rules 2014

DYNAMIC DUO: The My Kitchen Rules 2014 Queensland team, teachers Paul, left, and Blair from the Gold Coast, plate up some dishes for their instant restaurant.
DYNAMIC DUO: The My Kitchen Rules 2014 Queensland team, teachers Paul, left, and Blair from the Gold Coast, plate up some dishes for their instant restaurant. Paul Broben

TEACHERS Paul and Blair have become the students in the new season of My Kitchen Rules.

The Gold Coast physical education teachers represent Queensland in the first round of the reality cooking show's instant restaurants starting on Monday night.

Presenting their home-cooked dishes to judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel made them feel like pupils awaiting their marks.

"The first time I'm standing in front of Pete and Manu, that was one of the most nerve-racking things," Blair told APN.

"As a teacher you stand in front of people all the time, but this was different.

"We were the students. You're about to stand up and listen to these guys tell you how good your food is and you're thinking 'is what we've done good enough for these two chefs?'"

The long-time mates have been cooking and surfing together for years and have a passion for Asian, particularly Balinese, cuisine.

The contestants from the first instant restaurant round of My Kitchen Rules season 5. Supplied by Channel 7.
The contestants from the first instant restaurant round of My Kitchen Rules season 5. Supplied by Channel 7. Leo Photography

The dads will cook for the judges and their fellow teams on Wednesday night. Monday night's first instant restaurant will see them enjoying the gooey delights of NSW cheese makers Annie and Jason.

"It was good that they went first," Blair said.

"I think that would have been another step harder, that pressure, since we didn't know what to expect."

The men knew their lack of a sweet tooth would be their weakness going into the competition.

"You can't cook one thing all the time, and we knew we'd struggle when it came to desserts," Blair said.

"We don't eat them and don't cook them."

They were inspired, though, after meeting last year's winners, fellow Queenslanders Dan and Steph from Hervey Bay.

"They said 'don't sit on your laurels, get in there and work hard'," Paul said.

Blair added: "It gave us a bit of a pep up."

The fifth season of My Kitchen Rules premieres on Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 7.

Topics:  editors picks gold coast my kitchen rules 2014



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Midgee motorbike still missing

5.15PM: Victim lost sight of thieves despite best efforts

'We thought it was a boat...'

A man's car was sunk in Kinka Creek on Saturday after an unknown person or persons smashed his front window and released the handbrake.

A man found his car in a creek while kayaking

SALES SPOTLIGHT: Five recent Frenchville house sales

200 Houlihan Street.

We take a look at recent sales in this North Rockhampton suburb

Local Partners

'A heart as big as Phar Lap': Nev Callaghan remembered

He is being remembered as a true gentleman who left a lasting mark on the region with work in the sporting and business sectors.


ACROSS THE REGION

CHRISTMAS SONGS: It's Carols by Candlelight in Emu Park this weekend.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

72 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION

Rock Force at the Great Western Hotel tonight. Performing all your favourite covers from all your favourite bands.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

New book to document history of Livingstone Shire

St Faiths School, Yeppoon.

Book includes previously unseen photographs of historical sites

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

SALES SPOTLIGHT: Five recent Frenchville house sales

200 Houlihan Street.

We take a look at recent sales in this North Rockhampton suburb

Confidence returning to Rocky's property market

1 Scully St

Kas Woch says he is seeing "green shoots” in the local market.

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!