Team Greece wins Plate of Origin

Team Greece cousins Dezi and Penny have won Plate of Origin, taking home the $100,000 prize.

They scored 76 of 90 points, defeating Team Vietnam’s Thanh and Duncan on 72 points.

Both were asked to cook up a three course meal with the winning menu comprising BBQ Prawns with Yiayia’s Pita Bread, Lamb with Lemon Potatoes and Greek Salad, and Galaktoboureko with Mastic Ice Cream.

Dezi said: “We have represented the Australian Greek community and now we’ve just won Plate of Origin! It is mind-blowing. I’m so grateful, this is beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of.”

Duncan saying: “I just feel so proud to be able to represent the Vietnamese and the Aussie community.” Thanh added: “Our experience on Plate of Origin has been extraordinary, it reminded us that food is a universal language.”

Seven screened a marathon double episode from 7:30 – 10:40pm following disappointing ratings. The international cuisine series was originally scheduled to follow the Olympic Games, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works.

With the show unlikely to be renewed it leaves questions over the future of Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and Manu Feildel.

3 Comments:

  1. I remember last year when 10 let the three judges go from MC, there was all this chatter about how popular they were offshore and much was made of big international deals to come.
    I’m somewhat baffled how we got from that to them being in a poorly produced, woefully rating, second rate Seven Studios cooking show.

  2. I really think the first episode did the dirty on Plate of Origin. It was slow compared to other cooking shows and how Plate ramped it up in subsequent episodes. The contestants from Australia were as dull as ditch water and they competed on the first ep. I’m pretty sure that a lot of viewers were turned off by that. Having said that, subsequent episodes were good fun, showed a new side to the judges, showed off some food we aren’t familiar with and was good family viewing. The final was a nightmare though – it went forever and we just fast forwarded through a heap of it.
    The contestants were a genuine delight (apart from a couple and we don’t need to talk about them) – notably Vietnam & Cameroon just seemed to win everybody over.
    I’m sorry it won’t be back – I was hoping for a better, tighter format but with the same good type of casting

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