My Kitchen Rules

Real people, real food

Meet the MKR 2023 teams

Meet Australia’s most passionate home cooks, the MKR 2023 teams, and share their food dreams before an exciting new season of My Kitchen Rules premieres at 7.30pm Monday, 4 September on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Discover each team’s delicious signature dish, their must-have pantry staples and their top tip for stress-free entertaining. Uncover how each team learned to cook and who they think is their competition in MKR.

MKR co-host and judge, Manu Feildel, talks about the recipe for success on MKR and the biggest mistake a team can make in the kitchen.

Colin Fassnidge, co-host and judge, reveals what makes him feel embarrassed about being a judge on this season. He also divulges one thing he learnt from his home cook hero (and crush) Nigella Lawson.

International superstar Nigella Lawson, joining as a judge in MKR Kitchen HQ, shares the markers of a good home cook and her most recent food discoveries in Australia.

MKR is produced by ITV Studios for the Seven Network.

My Kitchen Rules Premieres 7.30pm Monday, 4 September on Channel 7 and 7plus

There is a sixth team: Claudean and Anthony from Queensland.

Group photo

Just checked out the first episode and with a finish time of 9:15pm they are asking a lot of audiences - way too long.

Without the ad breaks, the episode is around 75 minutes long, which is alright.

So 30 minutes worth of ads. :crazy_face:

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Something’s brewing

Beauties cook up a plan in MKR kitchen

Coco and Pearls are a pair of alpha-females with a plan… But will it land them on top of the leaderboard? Find out when My Kitchen Rules launches on Channel 7 and 7plus.

Whether it’s grimacing at the food in front of them or stepping into another team’s kitchen to shake things up, these NSW-based friends are feisty, know what they want and know how to get it.

“We are prepared to do whatever it takes in order to get ahead,” they say.

MKR features co-hosts and judges Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge travelling across the country to meet Australia’s most passionate home cooks – real people, cooking real food, in their own homes – before international superstar Nigella Lawson joins them as judge in Kitchen HQ.

MKR is produced by ITV Studios for the Seven Network.

My Kitchen Rules Premieres 7.30pm Monday, 4 September on Channel 7 and 7plus

It’s going to be a big commitment for viewers of the show with every episode so far scheduled to run until 9:15pm. Not good for the rest of Seven’s schedule each night.


What is with this show and the most dated 2013 looking promos and graphics. Trying to appeal to nostalgia or something? Just looks tacky and cheap to me but they’re probably 2 good adjectives to describe the show.


Manu and Colin are on the cover of TV Week this week.

TV Week is also holding a reader competition with the prize being a dinner experience with Colin Fassnidge at The Castlereagh by Fassnidge restaurant in Sydney CBD.

Tommy and Rach will kick off season 13 next Monday, based on info from online guides.

The competition kicks off in Perth, WA with friends Tommy and Rach. As the first to cook, they’re hoping their Instant Restaurant, “The Saucy Spoon” will dish up amazing food and perfect scores.

EDIT: episode 2 will feature Sonia and Marcus.

Tonight is the second instant restaurant and South Australian mother and son team, Sonia and Marcus, are hoping to put their arguments aside to impress the judges with their hearty family recipes.

EDIT 2 31/8: episode 3 will feature the “Twindians”. As the TV Week article above says, Manu and Colin found out that Jock Zonfrillo had died suddenly in a Melbourne hotel, as the duo sat in the back of a van waiting to go to the sisters’ house. That put the filming date as May 1 this year.

Tonight, the competition travels to Western Sydney, as identical twin sisters Radha and Prabha hope to impress judges Manu Fieldel and Colin Fassnidge with their traditional Indian family recipes.

Was Manu & Colin’s entrance Ai AND Green Screen? :joy:

Tommy & Rachel - “Just Friends”

Spotlight is sponsoring the show for the first time, probably for the decorations of each instant restaurant.

A matter of taste

Dessert disaster for friends Tommy and Rach

Tonight on the season return of Australia’s favourite cooking show, MKR, friends Tommy and Rach presented a beautiful menu to make Rach’s home state of Western Australia proud, but were let down by a secret ingredient in their dessert.

As the guests settled down in Tommy and Rach’s instant restaurant, The Saucy Spoon, everyone except Nick from Victoria was awed by their cute chemistry. “Slightly disappointed that Rachel is spoken for ‘cause she’s definitely my type,” he said.

When the entrée of Rottnest Scallops with White Puree and Tarragon and Miso Butter hit the table, the critiques were in for the competition’s first dish. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and despite the tarragon and miso butter lacking punch, judge Manu Feildel thought it was delicious.

Motivated by the feedback, Tommy and Rach returned to the kitchen to prepare their main of Crispy Duck Leg with Blackberry and Port Jus and Potato Gratin. Alarm bells rang when Colin visited them in the kitchen, making the cooking team nervous that they had overcooked the duck. They scrambled to work out a way to bring the duck back and decided on a homemade stock.

The duck was a hit around the table, with Pearls saying it reminded her of her home in Czech Republic. South Australia’s Sonia and Marcus said the dish was “excellent”.

Judges Manu and Colin were also fans of the pair’s main, with Manu calling it “MKR on a plate”.

High on their success, Tommy and Rach returned to the table to proudly serve their last course: Chocolate Coated Pear Ice-Cream with Cookie Crumb. The presentation wowed everyone on the table, but upon tasting, left the judges and the guests with a pungent taste in their mouths.

“Did you taste everything on the plate tonight?" Colin asked before handing them each a flower to taste.

As soon as they tasted the flowers, they realised their mistake. “It tastes like garlic. It’s a garlic flower,” an embarrassed Rach said.

The judges awarded Tommy and Rach a total score of 44, including a 10 from Manu for their main. The guest teams gave them a score of 34, bringing Tommy and Rach’s overall total to 78/110.

Tomorrow night on MKR: South Australian mother and son, Sonia and Marcus are hoping to out their arguments aside to impress the judges with their hearty family recipes.

Judges’ Scores Entrée Main Dessert
Manu Feildel 8/10 10/10 4/10 22/30
Colin Fassnidge 7/10 9/10 6/10 22/30
Total Score 44/60
MKR Team Scores
Sonia and Marcus 7/10
Radha and Prabha 7/10
Coco and Pearls 7/10
Nick and Christian 7/10
Claudean and Anthony 6/10
Guest Score 34/50
Total Score 78/110

MKR Continues 7.30pm Tuesday and Wednesday on Channel 7 and 7plus

Lots of complaints about how Claudeane acted tonight

There is always a villain they throw into the mix for drama but she was a blatant shit stirrer from the first minute.

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This is why Masterchef Australia is still the best

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Is it an attempt to return to the format of the past that used to draw in +1.3 million viewers each ep?

The return of the MKR doorbell certainly suggests that’s the case.

The thing that I think has changed is that Manu and Colin give their critique of the food after the guests do now. I’m sure they used to do judges first and then often the guests would copy their responses.


470,000 for last night’s launch.

Seven will hope they can get build some audience through promos during the AFL finals.