The Taste

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

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The Taste
6.0
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AIRED ON 2/20/2014

Season 2 : Episode 8

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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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • JackBurton

    8.0
    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
  • The Taste

    6.0
    If Ludo is a part of next season my wife and I will not watch! He is an arrogant ass! If you want a celebrity with an edge, find someone else.
  • The Show grew on me

    6.0
    Watched season one on a whim and enjoyed it. Was never a Bourdain fan from seeing him on other shows but I have to same I'm becoming one. Nigella I find a terrible mentor. The other two judges I didn't know who they where but seem to be fine (including the original one in season 1). I think Nigella should be replaced.
  • Ramsey instead of Nigella

    6.5
    I think if they could get Gordon Ramsey on the show it would boost reviews!
  • A terrible and wonderful show

    4.0
    The Taste, a cooking show where a panel of "celebrity" judges choose chefs to cook for them on their team, via a blind taste test. The chefs then compete in a series of awkward and predictable challenges "you can only cook with squid tonight!" and the like. The show is unbelievably scripted, and in being so scripted, crossed a line with me. It became something of a campy distraction in the same vein as "mystery science The shameless product placement "hey what kind of CAR are you loading your groceries from THAT PARTICULAR GROCERY STORE into?" and the makeshift drama "will a home cook beat a professional chef?" I think we need to look at this show from another perspective. 4, because it is NOT A GOOD COOKING SHOW, but it's a halfway decent comedy if you're into that sort of unintentional humor.moreless
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