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TASTE, THE [EPISODE TITLE CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#208-120) "The Finale"
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SEASON TWO FINALE OF ABC'S "THE TASTE"

Culinary Legend, Chef Jacques Pepin, Guest Judges a Rich & Poor Cooking Challenge

"Finale" - It's all come down to this. With only four cooks remaining in "The Taste" kitchen, the mentors give their teams their final group challenge; creating Rich & Poor dishes inspired by various ingredients including tripe, liver, wagyu beef, scallops and foie gras. This week the finalists have the added pressure of cooking for a culinary legend, the one and only, Chef Jacques Pepin.

As a surprise, the final three who make it through the group challenge will be tasked with creating breakfast, lunch and dinner - all within two hours - and in front of a live studio audience that includes some familiar faces from this season, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

"The Taste" features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre, and joining "The Taste" this season, chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. It is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Brian Smith who is the director.

"The Taste" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

For more information on "The Taste," visit ABC.com/The Taste.

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TASTE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, October 2014) Season Three of ABC's "The Taste" premieres on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with the search to find America's best undiscovered cook. Each week, in a fast-paced culinary competition, professional chefs and home cooks go head-to-head in "The Taste" kitchen, and the food is always judged blind. Returning this season to train the cooks is "The Taste's" all-star team of mentors: Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson. Tune in to ABC's "The Taste" to see who can stand the heat in this season's kitchen.
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
· Kathleen Burns as EP
· Nigella Lawson as EP
· Sam Dean as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kinetic Content