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Entertainment Parfaits, deconstructions and smears: Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan reveal the 'banned list' of food forbidden in the MasterChef kitchen

06:01  13 june  2018
06:01  13 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Gary Mehigan et al. standing around a table with wine glasses: Parfaits, deconstructions and smears: Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan reveal the 'banned list' of food forbidden in the MasterChef kitchen© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Parfaits, deconstructions and smears: Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan reveal the 'banned list' of food forbidden in the MasterChef kitchen There's little MasterChef judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan haven't tasted or experimented with in the way of food.

But it seems that the duo are fed up with some culinary trends.

The pair have revealed the list of foods that are 'banned' in the Masterchef kitchen this year.

a plate of food on a table: Taking a breather: The chefs explained that with trends evolving, some foods reappear after being ruled out in previous years© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Taking a breather: The chefs explained that with trends evolving, some foods reappear after being ruled out in previous years 'Smears — banished, deconstructions — don't go there, spheres — outlawed, crumbs — fed up with them,'  they said during an interview with Confidential.

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'Parfait is also forbidden in 2018, as is 'over-reliance on the blast chiller.'

a group of people posing for a photo: Their hot tip? Keeping a dish simple and tasty, Matt explained, adding: 'It's a tasty food challenge, that's always been at the basis of what we do'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Their hot tip? Keeping a dish simple and tasty, Matt explained, adding: 'It's a tasty food challenge, that's always been at the basis of what we do' The chefs explained that with trends constantly evolving, some foods reappear after being ruled out in previous years.

'The weird thing is that dust (powdered food) has reappeared and we're like 'actually that's not that bad, it actually tastes like something', so we've taken that off the banned list for a couple of weeks,' Matt remarked.

a close up of food: 'Smears — banished, deconstructions — don't go there, spheres — outlawed, crumbs — fed up with them,' they said during an interview with Confidential© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Smears — banished, deconstructions — don't go there, spheres — outlawed, crumbs — fed up with them,' they said during an interview with Confidential He said that sometimes they go back to the banned list and allow contestants to re-try things, as it's 'been long enough'.

He added that when a new dish or style of cooking is added to the banned list, the news runs like 'wildfire' amongst the contestants.

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And if one of the judges asks a contestant what they're making and the answer is on the banned food list, Gary said 'it'll be a frown'.

a close up of food: Back up for grabs: 'The weird thing is that dust (powdered food) has reappeared and we're like 'actually that's not that bad, it actually tastes like something', so we've taken that off the banned list for a couple of weeks,' Matt remarked© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Back up for grabs: 'The weird thing is that dust (powdered food) has reappeared and we're like 'actually that's not that bad, it actually tastes like something', so we've taken that off the banned list for a couple of weeks,' Matt remarked The duo also confirmed that garnishes are a strict 'no', stating that if you can't eat it then it doesn't belong on the plate.

Offering an example, Matt referenced edible flowers - a trendy café staple as of late.

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