Today’s mystery ingredient: economic growth. Source: Herald Sun
Say what you will about MasterChef's ratings, you can't deny the impact it and other cooking shows have had on the economy.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, spending at restaurants and cafes has boomed over the past couple of years. MasterChef has already boosted Coles' sales of particular products by over 1400 per cent, and it's clear that the rise in foodie culture triggered by the show has us spending more on a eating out.