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TASTE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#104) "Daring Pairings"
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FOURTEEN REMAINING CONTESTANTS DARE TO PAIR THEIR MOST DELECTABLE DISHES WITH WINES TO TEMPT THEIR MENTORS/JUDGES, ON ABC'S "THE TASTE"

"Daring Pairings" - Two have been sent home, and 14 competitors remain on this week's episode of "The Taste." In the team challenge, each team is given five unique ingredients from which to create the most delicious dish for mentors/judges Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludovic Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey. One contestant will be granted immunity for the "daring pairings" individual round of the competition, when the contestants must prepare a dish that pairs best with a selection of decadent wines to please the judges' palates in a blind taste test. Which two cooks will be sent home this week? "The Taste" airs TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (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.

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TASTE, THE (ABC)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 5/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) "The Taste" features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert Chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and Chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. These four stars of the culinary world each mentor teams of four contestants as they vie to create the best tasting dishes in a state of the art kitchen. "The Taste" is open to everyone - from home cooks to professional chefs - in an effort to find some of America's most naturally gifted cooks. 16 culinary hopefuls will ultimately win the chance to show off their skills in "The Taste" kitchen where one blind spoonful of food can determine whether a competitor stays or goes home.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anthony Bourdain as Coach
· Ludo Lefebvre as Coach
· Marcus Samuelsson as Coach (Season 2- )
· Nigella Lawson as Coach
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Malarkey as Coach (Season 1)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Bourdain as EP
· Brian Smith as DIR
· Chris Coelen as EP
· Emma Conway as EP
· Matilda Zoltowski as EP
· Nigella Lawson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kinetic Content