Unfortunately, Saliha doesn’t have as much time in the kitchen as she’d like due to her NHS job: “I’ve always seen food as a serious hobby but being a doctor means I don’t always have the time to fully engage in it,” she said.
How well has Saliha done in MasterChef so far?
Extremely well considering she’s challenged the old rule that the best food isn’t the best for you – Saliha has cooked up a healthy twist in every meal, impressing hosts John and even sweet tooth Gregg.
The highest praise she’s got this series is from John; he said her spicy chicken dish reminded him strongly of his grandmother…
The final five travel to Winfield House, the official residence of the American Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where they have the immense task of cooking for him and his five guests, who include author and journalist Rachel Johnson, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Jeremy King, creator of restaurants The Ivy and The Wolseley.
After cooking a complex menu designed by Paul Ainsworth, and cooking a ‘personal’ dish for Gregg and John, one of the five will be sent home.
The final four will be jet-setting to South Africa to face three challenges from the country’s best chefs. They’ll also be cooking at The Test Kitchen, South Africa’s top restaurant and the 25th best in the world.
It’s the grand final. The last step to the coveted Masterchef champion’s trophy. But it won’t be an easy one: the contestants have three hours to cook three courses for Gregg and John, who are looking for culinary boundaries to be smashed.
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