The Taste on ABC
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- "I've been a fan of this show for three seasons now and I really love that it's different than all the other cooking shows on prime time tv." in 91 reviews
- "will aim a big fan if Anthony bourdain so him being a part of this is just the frosting on the cake for me and then cooking and having to compete is just a great package i recommend this show to anyone who loves hells kitchen or top chief etc to watch this show trust me you'll love it just as much as me " in 72 reviews
- "I am a huge fan of cooking competition shows but sometimes the person who wins is obviously influenced by the producers, some win just because they have a cute story." in 33 reviews
- "The concept behind the taste is really great - invite a bunch of people (professionals and home cooks alike) to make one bite of food that judges blindly taste test and then run a competition with them." in 28 reviews
- "I like the concept of this show, the blind tasting minimizes prejudices and really emphasizes the importance of the taste." in 22 reviews
Overall, The Taste proves to be a very successful show in my opinion. I love the developing feud between Ludo and Malarkey. Nigella’s flirtatious manner and Anthony Bourdain laid back attitude. I hope there will be a second season of The Taste because who doesn’t love food and drama.
Upon watching the show, I was able to see from the auditions alone this was going to be very competitive. In addition, the fact that all the chefs have different personalities would definitely add some flare to the show. After watching the season 1 : episode 1 , I can conclude this show will go far. The personality of not only the chefs but the competitors as well are not exempt from elimination from teams. That's right! A chef can eliminate someone from their own team. In the past these types of shows yielded predictable outcomes. Let's face it, no one wants to get rid of someone from their own team. But on "The Taste" no one is exempt; Professional or non professional. They are quick to say NO if the dish proves unworthy of good taste to them. Thus, they have to keep in mind they are being mentored by the top chefs of the world so criticism should be used to their advantage. As if thats not enough, they are also competing for $100,000 & a Toyota Prius .
The possibilities are endless for these competitors, lets see if they know that themselves.
I would recommend this show to anyone. What I like the most about the show so far is the "UNPREDICTABLE"!
I would like to see more cooking detail and less cliche commentary ala “I could be going home” We all know that! I would also like to see little less bickering and whining among the judges.
It was a little confusing for me to keep the teams, the judges/mentors and guest judges all straight. I also found it difficult to keep up with who was cooking what and why. I am hoping after watching more episodes with fewer contestants, I will be able to get a better handle.
The set is beautiful. I like the judges, they all bring something different to the competition. I like the concept of pitting pros against amateurs and should make for a interesting competition as the show progresses.
PS...Did I mention my friend was approached repeatedly to compete on the show??? THAT would have been fun!!
I love that they allowed the contestants to explain their dishes & why they made some of the decisions they did. I want to know why they made the choices, took the risks they did. Its also great that the contestant have such diverse backgrounds, means each one comes with different and fun food ideas! This is the type of show I want to cook along with!
This show really drives home the idea that timing is everything. For me it’s a win win: great food, diverse contestants, new fresh ideas about food!
The banter between the judges, while at times seems to get heated, is fun to watch as each has their own idea of what works and what doesn't. It's also fun to watch them try to figure out who made what, which as the contestants dwindle down will only become more entertaining. Thank you ABC for bringing this show, I truly do enjoy it.
Following each episode of The Taste, my friend Ryan Myers and I will bring you the "After Show," where we chat about highlights from the episode, as well as give our feedback and predictions for which team we think will win the coveted The Taste trophy and $100,000 prize. Make sure to follow me on Twitter (@anncampea), check out my blog (Girl-vs-Food.com) and my YouTube page every week to chat about who YOU think will win The Taste!
Keep following along with us and check out our review of episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wAIYQBd3yo&feature=share&list=UUIkphtXQziJraHNK3RehQ9A
**Stay tuned for our review of "The Taste Finale: Triple Threat" on March 12, 2013**
I watched part two of Daring Pairing (Coincidentally I watched it. I didn't make any extra effort to do so because of Influenster). I have to say that this show was intriguing at best, but I wasn't impressed. I really like the lead chefs, they have great personalities for the show (and how about that Nigella? She's got great style). Despite them, I think the show was a bit lack-luster. Not enough excitement going on. Perhaps a change in camera angles, or direction/production, narration and music/sound-effects would really make this show a lot more entertaining.
For a competitive, reality show like this, there really should be more excitement. Think Iron Chef, Ace of Cakes, etc... Even cooking shows are more exciting than this. This show just lacks momentum.
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