The Taste

The Taste TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 23 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: January 22, 2013 — January 22, 2015.
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, Marcus Samuelsson, and Brian Malarkey.

TV show description:      
This cooking competition pits 16 chefs — from professional to amateur — against one another as they try to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs. The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. Presentation means nothing and the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.

The judges are no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre, and restaurateur Brian Malarkey.

Each of these culinary superstars/mentors coach a team of four competing cooks which have been chosen from a nationwide casting call. They’re vying to create the best tasting dish.

In each episode, the groups face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each installment, 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.

Series Finale:     
Episode #23 — The Finale
Gabe Kennedy, a 23-year-old private chef from Brooklyn, was on Samuelsson’s team and won the competition in season three.
First aired: Janiuary 22, 2015.


What do you think? Do you like The Taste TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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  1. Thomas says

    It’s a shame that a show that has inspired spin offs and look alike shows in country’s across the globe gets cut in America. True quality television for a reality competition type show with believe it or not some education value you didn’t even know you were getting. Forget the ludo hate. I love to hate him and I know that outside of the when featured in other shows like the layover he isn’t a raging hot head, it’s an act. If anyone nets chopping on the show is nagela but she is a producer of the show so that can’t happen. The cancellation of this show is a mistake and I hope some one picks it up

  2. Angela CT says

    Just watched all episodes on Hulu Plus. Really, really enjoyed it! I am looking forward to the finale! All these chefs are talented but is Anthony Bourdain’s genuine and cool demeanor that draws us in!

  3. Johnnie says

    Great show. Love it….HOWEVER, the show where the cook, “Jennifer” throws up her finger and yells, “MEDIC, MEDIC” made me want to PUKE. Are you serious???? A medic? Toughen up sweetheart. A MEDIC is for people who just got shot, stabbed, are having a seizure, got in car crash, are having a heart attack…and you cut your little old finger and need a “MEDIC”, get outta here already!

  4. Rita says

    Love the concept of the show; but I do not like Ludo. His accent is so thick that he’s very hard to understand. I think the show would be much better without him.

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