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The Taste – Two Of The Hottest Cooks Now Have A Reality TV Cooking Show Together

Why did I not know that Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are both mentors/judges on a US Reality TV cooking show called The Taste?

Anthony Bourdain has the same effect on women as Nigella has on men, but also they are very engaging personalities. This is standout casting!

What would be your perfect cast for a reality TV cooking show? has the story (from a press release) and yes it is from July but this is what the show is about:

It’s all about the taste! U.S. network ABC has ordered eight episodes of “The Taste”, America’s hot new cooking show. Famed foodies Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain head a distinct panel of four judges in this unique cooking competition pitting America’s most skilled cooks against one another. “The Taste” was created and produced by Kinetic Content, Red Arrow’s US production company led by Chris Coelen.

Caroline Kusser, Director North America of SevenOne International, says, “Anthony Bourdain’s trademark of holding nothing back coupled with Nigella Lawson’s extensive culinary experience create a strong backbone for a completely innovative cooking competition. We are thrilled about ABC’s pick-up and look forward to capitalizing on this success with a series of strong international partnerships.”

The Taste

For the first time ever Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are teaming up to get down to what truly matters, the way the food tastes! Our culinary superstars are going back to basics: the taste! Both home cooks and restaurateurs are given the opportunity of a lifetime, as they sharpen their skills and train with the best culinary experts in the business. Our superstar mentors will each coach a team of cooks, who they hand pick based on their dishes alone. In each episode there are two challenges; a team challenge and an individual challenge. At the end of each show the mentors must decide together who to eliminate.

Lifestyle Food or ABC has to pick this up. If it is a ratings hit we might get an Australian version if we are lucky.


1 Culinary Boner { 09.27.12 at 4:35 pm }

Sounds good.
An Australian TV version would probably give us Guy Grossi and Julie Goodwin. That’ll do wonders for Australia’s collective libido.

2 Reality Raver { 09.27.12 at 4:38 pm }

Errr I don’t mind Guy Grossi.

Australian version would be Colin Fassinidge and Marion Grasby or Poh. I actually would be have with Chris Mansfield to be honest.

3 Culinary Boner { 09.27.12 at 4:56 pm }

Is that so, Raver?
Hmmm. I also like a little Italian. But only on my plate.

4 Georgie { 09.28.12 at 10:15 am }

CB I doubt JG could start any smoldering fires, but she certainly would be capable of extinguishing a few.

5 Morgan { 09.28.12 at 8:13 pm }

Seems like a cooking version of The Voice. Could be interesting.

Adam Liaw and Marion/Poh would be a great panel if there were a Australian version. Interestingly enough they’re all MasterChef alumni.

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