The Taste

Thursday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Jan 02, 2013 Between Seasons



User Score: 148

The Taste
out of 10
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Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 1/22/2015

Season 3 : Episode 6

Show Summary

Hosted by Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, The Taste will feature four culinary pros as they mentors teams of both pro and amateur cooks. Each team is on the quest to make the best tasting dish.


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    • Nigella get's Fd

      Biggest problem with this show, 3 superstar mentors and Nigella. That's not to diminish the talent that Nigella brings but the recruits,The best chefs, are going to go with the star chefs if given the opportunity and Nigella is left with the dredges. Nigella does poorly because she's stuck with the dredges and the next year people are even more inclined to go the star chefs and Nigella is left with the dredges. It's a vicious downward spiral. It would be interesting for the producers to switch it up and after the teams are determined, switch them around so that Nigella ended up with some legitimately 'star' chef's in the making. I think the results would be very different to the formula that we've been seeing. Bottom line, Nigella get's the crappy end of the stick and to a great extent is defeated before she get me wrong I love all the star chefs but structure of the show definitely paints Nigella as the throw-away judge and I believe that with some real talent she would have much to offer to the recruits if she were given the opportunity.moreless
    • Ludo is a verbal abuser!

      As someone who worked in restaurants for 10 years and put up with verbally abusive chefs, I think it is shameful that this TV show would allow Ludo to behave this way. What an immature idiot he is!
    • food from space

      This show is so unrelatable for most ordinary people. Only the elite eat the stuff I've seen prepared on here. Regular people eat the type of food hundreds of recipe websites cater to -real food we and our families would like. Half the ingredients on this show I've never heard of and they don't explain a thing to the viewer. People like Bourdain go around the world eating any and everything, but I doubt most viewers appreciate the tastes and foreign appeal he does. I won't be watching again.moreless

      PLEASE Cancel this show please... where's the president's speech when you need 2 cancel
    • JackBurton

      Season 1 wasn't as good for me because Brian Malarkey came off as an elitist jerk. I used to dislike Ludo on Top Chef Masters but he's just very intense and competitive. Bourdain is just awesome. Cool and brutally honest. Ludo and Malarkey didn't get along and even though Malarkey's chef won Season 1, the chemistry suffered because of him. He was loud and obnoxious and was rude to the contestants. And the worst part was I am not sure he knew it, he's just half a fruitcake. Now they brought in Marcus Samuelsson who too came off as arrogant on Top Chef Masters and The Next Iron Chef but seems like a great guy. The best part of the show is when they argue for their chefs to stay in the competition. Nigella does an awful job of picking her chefs because she feels obligated or is just stubborn enough to only pick home cooks. It's a terrible strategy and this year she picked possibly the worst 4 people you could. She picked a Latina woman who claimed Nigella was jealous of her beauty and then a woman who wanted to do bacon and eggs for Nigella's requested salty & sweet dish. Then she has one person left, she finishes 2nd in a challenge and walks off the stage before it's announced and quit. So she either needs to take a different approach for mentoring or start picking her chefs more carefully. But she is gorgeous and I don't mind looking at her for a couple hours and she's got the biggest heart. I don't want her off the show at all.moreless