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TASTE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#103) "Comfort Food"
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16 CONTESTANTS TEAM UP WITH MENTORS/JUDGES ANTHONY BOURDAIN, NIGELLA LAWSON, LUDO LEFEBVRE AND BRIAN MALARKEY TO CREATE THE TASTIEST"COMFORT FOOD," ON ABC'S "THE TASTE"

The competition gets underway as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey roll up their sleeves with their teams of four cooks to help create the best tasting "comfort food" dishes. Things really heat up when the mentors now have to judge all 16 contestants in blind taste tests and eliminate two from the competition, on "The Taste," airing TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

"The Taste" is from Kinetic Content and is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. Brian Smith is the director.

"The Taste" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

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

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TASTE, THE (ABC)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 5/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) "The Taste" features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert Chef/author Ludo Lefebvre and Chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. These four stars of the culinary world each mentor teams of four contestants as they vie to create the best tasting dishes in a state of the art kitchen. "The Taste" is open to everyone - from home cooks to professional chefs - in an effort to find some of America's most naturally gifted cooks. 16 culinary hopefuls will ultimately win the chance to show off their skills in "The Taste" kitchen where one blind spoonful of food can determine whether a competitor stays or goes home.
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
· Emma Conway as EP
· Matilda Zoltowski as EP
· Nigella Lawson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kinetic Content