Queensland friends Kate, 38, and Mary, 57, like the finer things in life and expect nothing but the best: two key ingredients their competitors will learn very fast when Australia’s favourite cooking show, MKR,returns to Channel 7 and 7plus after the Commonwealth Games.

The bubbly health care workers love to host dinner parties and long lunches, bringing people together through food. They have an immense passion for cooking with high-end, premium ingredients and favour a simple, no-fuss approach to their cooking. 

Kate and Mary don’t believe in wasting time on bad food or being timid with constructive criticism. If a dish can be made better, they will say so.

Self-confessed food snob Kate shares: “By nature we are high achievers; that’s how our friendship formed.”  

Mary adds, “If I don’t like someone’s food, I won’t be able to hide it. I’m absolutely gagging for some high-intensity cooking and the chance to critique some of my fellow contestants’ dishes.”

The pair brand a fellow team’s dish “inedible”, but Kate and Mary will face their own crunch time when they struggle to perfect a crispy skin in their seafood main. Have the confident friends set the bar too high?   

The love is back. MKR is back. Join Nigella Lawson and Manu Feildel as they travel the country to uncover Australia’s best home cooks.

MKR is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the Seven Network.

Premieres after the Commonwealth Games on Channel 7 and 7plus

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