Law firm’s culinary expert crashes out of TV cooking competition
The head chef at City outfit King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) sent Twitter into meltdown yesterday after rustling up strawberry flavoured risotto during her appearance on BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals.
Nina Mash — who has been the top chef at KWM for just over two years — raised a few eyebrows after opting to serve her salmon dish with… strawberry risotto.
Despite concerns from the cooking show’s esteemed judges — including renowned celebrity chef Marcus Wareing — Mash pushed on with her unusual dish, claiming the flavours reminded her of her native South Africa.
Unfortunately for Mash, her dish (pictured above) went down, well, like a big plate of strawberry risotto. Slammed by the judges, viewers also took issue with the head chef’s culinary combination.
Salmon with a strawberry risotto????? Just no. Don't. Argh. #MasterChefUK
— Kate (@KateRumTruffle) November 22, 2016
— Mr Biscuits (@Daddy_Berry1) November 22, 2016
BREAKING: strawberry risotto with salmon turns out to be a shit idea. #masterchef
— chiller ★ (@chiller) November 22, 2016
Strawberry risotto a non-starter with salmon?
— James (@jjskeffington) November 22, 2016
I used to love strawberry risotto* as a child.
*rice pudding with jam #MasterchefProfessionals
— Melony 🍉📧 (@M3lanieJW) November 22, 2016
Needless to say Mash — who was appearing in one of the competition’s initial heats — didn’t make it through to the next round. A spokesperson for KWM, who was presumably full of strawberry risotto, declined to comment.
You can watch the full episode here.