The Taste

Comfort Food

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 2/5/13
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  • Episode Description
  • The mentors have chosen their teams and will now present the best spoon prepared by a member of their team to the guest judge, who will test the taste blind. The guest judge will choose one of the four spoons as the best tasting and the owner will gain immunity. In the second challenge the guest judge mentors the team, who won the blind taste test and now it's mentor's time to judge the sixteen comfort food spoons without knowing who has prepared them. Two chefs will be sent home.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ludo Lefebvre

    Judge/Coach

  • Nigella Lawson

    Judge/Coach

  • Brian Malarkey

    Judge/Coach

  • Anthony Bourdain

    Judge/Coach

  • Brian Smith II

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Guest Judge

      Gabrielle Hamilton, the chef and owner of Prune in New York City is the guest judge in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 5, 2013 on CTV

    Trivia (2)

    • Blind Taste Test

      The Challenge: To create a comfort food in just one hour

      Gold stars awarded to:

      2 Stars -- Team Anthony: Diane DiMeo, Bi Bim Bap
      1 Star -- Team Ludo: Sarah Schiear, Bourbon BBQ Shrimp and Grits
      1 Star -- Team Malarkey: Khristianne Uy, Saefood Chowder

      Bottom Four:

      Team Ludo: Shawn
      Team Nigella: Renatta, Lauren
      Team Malarkey: Micah

      Eliminated: Micah and Renatta

    • Team Taste Test

      The Challenge: To create a comfort food using at least one of the ingredients bacon, egg and cheese

      Ludo's Kitchen: Sarah Schiear -- Mac & Cheese
      Nigella's Kitchen: Lauren Scott -- Chicken Stew
      Malarkey's Kitchen: Jeff Mahin -- Mac & Cheese
      Anthony's Kitchen: Ninamarie Bojekian -- Israeli Couscous

      The Winner: Lauren from Team Nigella gets immunity.

      Guest Judge: Gabrielle Hamilton

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