Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Taste season begins with blind auditions of both professional and amateur cooks during which four judges, who double as mentors, taste one spoonful of food from each contestant prior to knowing who cooked it or what all the ingredients are. Each judge decides whether or not they would like the contestant on his or her team by pressing a button (green for yes or red for no); the buttons are hidden from the other judges (although some decisions are revealed to the home audience). The four then meet the contestant and press a button to reveal their votes. If exactly one judge votes yes, that contestant automatically joins that judge's four-member team. If more than one judge votes yes, the contestant chooses among them.
Once the 16 contestants are chosen, each episode consists of team and individual challenges with various themes. Each episode ends with the mentors tasting all the competitors' dishes without knowing what it is, how it was prepared, who created it, or whom they will be eliminating. The contestant with the worst bite of food is eliminated from the competition.
I have watched every episode so far and this show is amazing! I love the fact that there is a challenge before the main challenge. This show main have a few traits from another show "Chopped" on the food network, but I have to say that this show is so much better. The contestants are in a team of 4 with one of the judges as mentors in their kitchen. It gives a more personal feel to each kitchen. You have a one on one with your mentor. The other thing that I love about this show is that the judging is fair. For the blind tasting challenge: each kitchen every contestant prepares a dish, once each dish is complete the teammates of that kitchen tastes all of the dishes and choose a spoon to send out for the main judging - to represent that kitchen and their selves. Each week there is something that has to be paired with the dishes that are prepared. The main challenge: free game! Everyone prepares their own dishes to send out for the mentors to blind taste. They have no idea who cooked what, they go through each and every dish and pick the best and the worst of the week.
Face it this show is THE VOICE of cooking! I love love love this show & you may too!
Please leave your response and comments below! Make sure you catch The Taste on Tuesdays 8/7c on ABC
I have linked last weeks episode below! Enjoy! Happy tasting!