Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ABC's The Taste Premieres Tonight

ABC The Taste Anthony Bourdain Nigella Lawson
Photo - ABC
The heavily advertised show The Taste premieres tonight at 8pm Eastern on ABC, and features two past Food Network personalities, Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain, who are both Executive Producers of the show.  The Taste is pretty much a food version of The Voice, where each of the 4 judges will select a team of 4 to compete against each other, and there will be weekly eliminations.  The winner of the show will receive the prize of a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and $100,000.

Will you be watching The Taste?  Tell me what you think of it after it airs tonight.

Full Description of the show after the jump (from ABC):

About the Show:

One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC’s “The Taste.” This new cooking competition show is literally all about taste.

Sixteen competitors, from pro chefs to home cooks, whip up dishes attempting to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs.  The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. In this pressure-packed contest, the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.

“The Taste” features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre and restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Each of the four culinary superstars and “Taste” mentors – Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey – will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call as they vie to create the best tasting dish.

In each episode, the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be eliminating.

1 comment:

  1. The first previews I saw of The Taste didn’t interest me at all. But after reading this and having one of my coworkers at DISH recommend it to me, I kind of want to give it a shot. And luckily, because I have one of DISH’s Hoppers, it’ll be waiting for me on my DVR even though I hadn’t known I was going to want to have it. It’s all thanks to this feature the Hopper has called PrimeTime Anytime, which records FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC during primetime every evening, automatically storing all of those recordings for eight days! It’s perfect for instances like this where it allows me to spontaneously go back and watch most any show I care about without ever having to think about setting a DVR timer.