Five times that TV chefs caused a stir

Five times that TV chefs caused a stir
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Image caption Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson have all caused outrage in the kitchen

We all know that success in the kitchen comes from a bit of experimentation and a flair for all things culinary.

The British public loves nothing more than a good cookery show, but there have been some occasions where TV chefs seem to have got it wrong.

Here are five of the biggest cookery show fails that have caused a right stir online…

1. MasterChef crispy chicken

Image caption Zaleha (centre), seen here with her fellow MasterChef contestants, has gone on to start a successful Malaysian supper club

Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated from the cooking competition on Monday after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace complained that her chicken rendang dish didn’t have “crispy skin”.

Viewers were quick to point out that the traditional Malaysian dish was served in the correct way and took to social media to express their outrage that the celebrity chefs did not understand food from different cultures.


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