Plate of Origin quarter finals

What! Quarter finals of POO already?

The blurb for Monday: The competition steps up a notch, launching into the fast and furious quarter-finals as the eight remaining teams learn that half of them will be eliminated in a succession of quick-fire, head-to-head matches.

Tuesday: The quarter finals fast-and-furious round continues, with the last four teams left to cook battling for the final two places in the semi-final.

Do you think it will be renewed for a second season? They must be paying the judges a fair whack?

POO screens 7.30pm on Seven.


Plate of Origin starts tonight

Manu, Matt and Gary are back on screen with a new show that looks like a pared-down version of Family Food Fight.

It starts 7pm on Seven, then 7.30pm Mon and Tues.


Plate of Origin starts … soonish?

No airdate yet for Seven’s new cooking show, Plate of Origin.

It’s hosted by Manu Feildel (always happy to see him minus Pete Evans), Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston.

Plate looks like MasterChef meets MKR meets Family Food Fight and says it aims to highlight the cuisine of the different cultures living in Australia (something FFF did pretty well). However, for a show about diversity, note the hosts are three middle-aged white men.