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16 CONTESTANTS TEAM UP WITH MENTORS/JUDGES ANTHONY BOURDAIN,
NIGELLA LAWSON, LUDO LEFEBVRE AND BRIAN MALARKEY TO CREATE
THE TASTIEST"COMFORT FOOD," ON ABC'S "THE TASTE"
The competition gets underway as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey roll up their sleeves with their teams of four cooks to help create the best tasting "comfort food" dishes. Things really heat up when the mentors now have to judge all 16 contestants in blind taste tests and eliminate two from the competition, on "The Taste," airing TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
"The Taste" is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. Brian Smith is the director.
"The Taste" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on "The Taste," visit ABC.com/The Taste.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 5/14/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC's 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. This pressure-filled contest 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. "The Taste" is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. Brian Smith is the director.