Tag: MKRNZ

The Real Pod: A star (baker) is born

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: Bake Off loses an angel and a poonami strikes

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: A Very Corny Christmas, and Jeff’s huge Bake Off tune

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: Jeff’s eyes have changed and we are yelling

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: How can you watch reality TV without your eyeballs?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Chef Ben Bayly on why hospo needs to up its game on mental health

Facing criticism, comparison and scrutiny every day takes its toll. Heaping even more pressure on someone who's suffering isn't the answer, writes chef and MKRNZ judge Ben Bayly.

The Real Pod: On the big baby elephant in the room

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The Real Pod: Jane is away leaving Duncan and Alex in dismay

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

My Kitchen Rules NZ: This is how it all ends, with Manu in a tux

Four courses and six very famous chefs stand between our amateur cooking heroes and a $100,000 cheque.

The My Kitchen Rules NZ finale will be a battle of good and evil

Calum Henderson makes some very well-informed predictions for the finale of My Kitchen Rules tomorrow.

My Kitchen Rules NZ: Pete and Manu finally reboot Wedding Crashers

In an unexpected twist, the penultimate episode of My Kitchen Rules NZ pays homage to a classic Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy vehicle.

My Kitchen Rules NZ: Heather and Mitch can’t lose

Jaryd and Ben take on the notorious foodie friends in a grim battle for cooking show survival.

My Kitchen Rules NZ: Lucy’s back from the dead to hit on Paleo Pete

It’s out of the instant restaurant frying pan and into the sudden death cook-off fire – and half the Shortland Street cast has come for tea.

My Kitchen Rules NZ recap: Honey, I shrunk Heather and Mitch

The demon foodies of Christchurch get brought down to size by a French celebrity chef as My Kitchen Rules NZ prepares to enter the sudden-death cook-off round.

My Kitchen Rules NZ recap: Everybody hates Chris (and Bex)

This week on My Kitchen Rules NZ, Chris and Bex learn you can lead ten amateur foodies to Wanaka for tea, but you can’t make them like it.

My Kitchen Rules NZ recap: The secret ingredient that rocked Manu’s world

The youngest contestants in My Kitchen Rules NZ history write the weirdest menu in My Kitchen Rules NZ history, and poor old Pete Evans has to read it out loud.

My Kitchen Recap: Inside the mansion walls with Teal and Sophie

They’re renowned hairdressers and A+ reality TV talent, but are Wellington couple Teal and Sophie any good at cooking? This week on My Kitchen Rules NZ, we find out.

MKRNZ recap: New theory – Teal is a David Lynch character

A Johnny Depp lookalike, a Tourism Wanaka ambassador and 'Paleo' Pete Evans walk into a Great Gatsby-themed dining room in suburban Auckland.

The Real Pod: Should Max Key enter his merch in Project Runway NZ?

The Real Pod team assemble in the boardroom of dreams to talk reality TV and real life in New Zealand, including the return of MKRNZ, Art and Matilda's new cats and TVNZ's new season announcements. 

The new My Kitchen Rules NZ is leaner and meaner than ever

Calum Henderson watches the revamped My Kitchen Rules NZ, with shiny new judges and shady new contestants. 

Pete and Manu judge the most shameful meals we’ve ever made

Have you ever prepared a meal so gluttonous, so shameful, so grotesque that you’ve had to take a cold hard look at yourself in the mirror and ask 'what would Pete and Manu think?' Alex Casey was able to ask them IRL earlier this year.

The Real Pod: Johnny Depp, Cobb & Co and the great Mike Hosking mystery

The Real Pod team assemble in the board room of dreams to talk reality TV and real life in New Zealand, including a great week for lookalikes and a scary new addition to the KFC menu. 

Is this MKRNZ contestant actually Johnny Depp? A Spinoff Investigation

With the latest season of My Kitchen Rules NZ enlisting international heavyweight judges Pete and Manu, Alex Casey finds another celebrity lurking in the contestant line-up.

The Real Pod: The Bachelor NZ is back and we are absolutely amping

Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and Alex Casey gather around the oval table and talk about the latest happenings in New Zealand television and real life in New Zealand.

The Real Pod: A mystery rose and fast times in Max Key corner

Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and Alex Casey gather around the oval table and talk about the latest happenings in New Zealand television and real life in New Zealand.

Television: Useful Lessons I Have Learned From My Kitchen Rules NZ 2015

Alex Casey shares some vital lessons learned from the show including what not to feed rugby players, and how to avoid being too much of a JAFA.

Television: My Kitchen Rules Power Rankings, Week Nine – Seasoned With Tears

Alex Casey plates up her unconventional power rankings for week eight of My Kitchen Rules NZ, including a stonking good name and some pampered pork.

Television: My Kitchen Rules Power Rankings, Week Eight – William G In Da House

Alex Casey delivers her contestant power rankings for week eight on My Kitchen Rules NZ. This week, we farewell the face of Nando's and Ali G comes to kitchen HQ.