I love reality shows and I especially cooking shows so when I first saw the preview for The Taste on ABC I was especially excited. The premise of the show is contestants have to prepare a dish based on a certain theme and it has to be small enough to have in just one to two bites. The judges want food that taste great with that first bite. The better your food the better you do in the competition.
About the show*:
One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC’s all-new alternative series, “The Taste,” an exhilarating one-hour cooking competition that puts 16 culinary competitors – from pro chefs to home cooks — to the fire with four of the world’s most notable masters of the food world who will judge their creations based on a blind taste test.
In this pressure-filled contest, the taste in a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing. The series features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey. These four culinary superstars and mentors will each 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 a state of the art kitchen. In each episode the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through various 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 sending home.
Sounds pretty exciting right? It most certainly is. I loved watching this show, I really like seeing all the contestants work to great the best bite of food ever and I really like that it’s a blind tasting for the judges so they don’t know whose food they are eating so it’s honest and not based on trying to save their team. Here’s a great tip be sure to eat before you watch the show because its sure to make you hungry. Also there’s been a programming change the show will air on Tuesdays at 9|8c on ABC. Keep up with all the fun on Twitter for #TasteTuesday. Be sure to follow @Influenster and @TheTasteABC. Check out the latest episode of the show.