WATCH: Joe Bastianich Spits Out Contestant’s Inedible, ‘Cacophonous’ Dessert
One of the things we learned on MasterChef last night was that people who don’t know shit about tiramisu always try to put nuts in, on, or around it, and that is always a bad idea. Another: that star anise has no business in a trifle.
On last night’s episode, contestant Becky committed the latter sin, despite being the self-proclaimed dessert girl. She was given a trifle to compose, and her combination of strong flavors majorly flopped. We believe Joe Bastianich’s exact words were, “a cacophony of dissonant flavors that make absolutely no sense, complete excess, and quite frankly, an embarrassing dish that I wouldn’t even recommend eating. (to fellow judges) I don’t think that’s edible.”
Rough. Graham Elliot even gave Becky’s candied orange peel garnish a “really?” look. Check out the clip below, because, hot damn, do we love it when show-offs crash and burn.