Newcastle’s Reece Hignell eliminated from MasterChef What’s Cooking: Reece Hignell made it to the last six of MasterChef 2018. His next step is a pop-up restaurant in Newcastle. Picture: WIN Television


Reece Hignell on MasterChef. Picture: WIN Television.

Reece Hignell is planning to start a pop-up restaurant in Newcastle.

Reece Hignell.

Prince Charles on the show.

Gordon Ramsay on the show.

Gordon Ramsay on the show.

Gordon Ramsay on the show.

Gordon Ramsay on the show.

Nigella on the show.

Nigella on the show.

The judges – Gary, George and Matt.

Reece’s Frozen Mandarin Nougat with Beetroot Caramel, Mandarin Granita, Biscuit Crumb and Thyme.

Click ahead for more of Reece’s dishes.

TweetFacebookTickled TastebudsIt’s been a long time on the air for MasterChef. A decade, in fact.

Judge Matt Preston recently spoke about the show’s “no dickhead” policy. Perhaps that’s one reason for its remarkable longevity.

The slick M-logo reflects the show’smarketing prowess. It’s a whole lot better than thatother M-logo from the ever-temptinganddecadent food universe.

Topics admits we’re not a regular viewer. But after watching a couple ofepisodesstarring Reece, we found ourselves thinking that ourfood experience could improve.

On the show, Reece cooked dishes like basil sorbet with pink peppercorn meringue;smoked vanilla ice cream with poached plums;rump steak with carrot puree, gremolata and jus; and hazelnut parfait, chocolate sorbet and eucalyptus caramel.

Eucalyptus caramel? Is that evenpossible? Ourtastebuds areprotesting. We had brown rice, chicken and tomato for dinner.Topics might have to check out Reece’s pop-up restaurantsome time soon.