Frigiliana molasses came out a winner when MasterChef contestants and jury visited Axarquia town

Chosen as the location for the second episode of Masterchef, credit: Gildemax

FRIGILIANA is proud to have the only working molasses plant in southern Europe.

This claim to fame attracted Spain’s MasterChef programme, whose eighth season has just begun.

The second programme which aired last Monday and was recorded in February, showed the MasterChef contestants and jury in Frigiliana and featured the local molasses and avocados.

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The MasterChef hopefuls were set the task of preparing food for 100 diners who included Frigiliana mayor Alejandro Herrero and Juan Carlos Maldonado, vice-president of the provincial council, the Diputacion.

The municipality had once again been chosen as an exceptional setting, and had been promoted at the highest possible level, Herrero declared beforehand.

The MasterChef visit also highlighted Frigiliano’s gastronomy, he added, not least because the local chef, two Michelin-starred Benito Gomez, was invited to join the jury in last Monday’s episode.

A record number of 30,000 hopefuls applied to compete in this eighth series, whose theme of sustainability and protecting the marine environment is reflected in the recycled, biodegradable décor and equipment of the MasterChef kitchen.


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