It's not about the risotto: MasterChef gave Australia an unvarnished look at human nature | Adam Liaw

In my experience, people on reality TV are portrayed precisely as they are. The truth is sometimes we just don’t like what we see

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On 25 July 2010 the final episode of the second season of MasterChef Australia became the most watched non-sporting television program in Australian history. Network Ten claimed that a peak audience of 5.7 million had tuned in, more than a quarter of the country’s population.

I wasn’t one of them, of course, because I was in it.

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There are no social rules for how to act when competing with a total stranger over who can make the best risotto

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