WOULD YOU RATHER...
As the new season of MKR heats up, we ask cheeky besties Jaryd and Ben to make some tough choices!
When Jaryd Gray heard Aussie hosts Pete Evans and Manu Feildel were opening auditions for a new season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand, he knew immediately that his flatmate Ben Cliffe would be his perfect partner in crime. The 26-year-old best friends are so close, they say it’s almost like they’re a married couple. Jaryd tells, “Entering this competition could be a big strain on some relationships, but Ben and I have known each other for 20 years, so nothing is going to get in the way.” Before they cook up a storm in the kitchen this week, we ask the Auckland duo some tough questions!
Eat only stuFfing or only gravy for dinner?
Jaryd: I love gravy, so I’m going to go gravy. Ben: It depends what the stuffing is. I’ll go stuffing, actually. It could be bacon stuffing. Jaryd: It could be a beer can!
Never be able to use salt in your cooking or never be able to use pepper?
Jaryd: I think you’ll have to wait and see the episode on Monday – it’s a very topical question. But I would pick pepper. Ben: I’d never use salt – I love pepper.
Eat only white chocolate or milk chocolate for the rest of your life?
Ben: I’ve always been a white chocolate fan. Jaryd: I’m going to go milk chocolate! Ben: This might be the turning point in our relationship.
Eat every meal like a dog or with only your hands?
Ben: Hands because dogs have to eat flicking their tongue. Jaryd: Hands, for sure!
Cook a meal with Pete Evans or Manu Feildel?
Ben: Manu without a doubt. He was such good fun in the kitchen on the show and he would be more willing to do certain foods that Pete wouldn’t.
Mates for 20 years, Jaryd (far left) and Ben think they can outcook the competition.