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Nigella Lawson with contestants on 'The Taste'

The Taste

Feb 20, 2014 08:00 PM

TV Network - ABC

How will "The Taste" end its second season?  Perhaps with balloons, perhaps with confetti, but certainly with someone winning.  This is a cooking competition series and if the competition doesn't end with someone winning, that would be massively disappointing to many.  We don't really feel as though they'd be sacrificing anything creatively by playing into that expectation either.  Sure, if they had a great alternative we might be okay with a different direction, but we don't expect that to happen.

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    The Taste

    Dec 04, 2014

    TV Network - ABC

    Tonight, season three of this ABC series begins.  The series features professional chefs going head-to-head with the at-home variety of cook.  Judging of the food is done blindfolded so that no one can be swayed by anything other than the taste (even though we've been told that presentation is almost equally as important).  Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson all return this season to help coach the non-pros.

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    The Taste

    Feb 13, 2014

    TV Network - ABC

    Oh sure, there's some sort of sporting competition thing you could be watching on some other network right now, but come on, seeing a whole lot of highlights doesn't actually interest everyone (no matter how many networks are airing it).  So, as a suitable substitute, might we suggest another new episode of "The Taste," which, as you well know, flipped to a two hour format for this year.  This is a cooking competition series and it features Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, Marcus Samuelsson, and Nigella Lawson has the coaches of the various teams.  So, in a way, if you watch, you'll be watching a team sport... just a team sport about cooking.

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    The Taste

    Jan 02, 2014

    TV Network - ABC

    Beginning tonight, we are going to get the second season of "The Taste."  The series has made some changes this time out.  First off, Marcus Samuelsson has joined the festivities (taking the place of Brian Malarkey).  Second, the show is going to a two hour format.  The series is going to run for eight episodes this season and is going to see which of the 16 contestants (whose skill level ranges from "not so much" to "super pro") is the best chef.  Returning as coaches this season are Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, and Nigella Lawson

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    The Taste

    Mar 12, 2013

    TV Network - ABC

    If you watch FOX tonight, you can see one style of cooking competition, it involves yelling and the furrowing of brows and the spewing of venom.  You might get some brow furrowing here on "The Taste," but you won't get either of those other two things (probably).  Instead, here we get coaches and the sense that mentoring can be, for the most part, a positive experience.  We certainly aren't going to tell you that one of these ways is better than the other, watch them both and decide for yourself.  The first season of "The Taste" ends tonight, so it's your last chance for a while to see it.

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    The Taste

    Mar 09, 2013

    The seven remaining semi-finalists must seduce the taste buds of others with only one bite of a sensual, yet exhilarating dish that leaves the judges wanting more; with no immunity as a safety net, the chefs stress over which four may move on.

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    The Taste

    Feb 09, 2013

    Following the conclusion of the audition process, the competition gets underway as each of the judges prepare for their four-person teams to take on creating unique comfort food dishes; after a blind taste test, two competitors must leave.

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