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"The Taste" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays 8/7c on ABC

I watched a few episodes of this show. I have to admit that I thought it was a new show because I don't normally watch reality shows (or any non-fiction) and I kind of got it mixed up with the new show "The Asset" (which is a drama). I have to say, though, it's not a bad show. It's your standard cooking competition show, now in its second season.

It reminds me a bit of "the Voice" in that the judges taste the dishes without knowing which of the contestants cooked them. Also, the judges coach the cooks and team up with them to compete, which I believe they also do on "The Voice".

The celebrity chefs are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, and some other guys I've never heard of (Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey).

Although I've never been a fan of these types of shows, I can see why people like them. They tell you about each contestant, and you get to know them a little bit, and they all have some kind of thing about them that makes them stand out. In this season, for instance, they have a guy who used to make food for his wife, but she died, so he stopped cooking. Awww... 

That's the part that really separates competition shows from game shows (that and they have the same contestants all season).  If you like cooking shows that focus more on the contestants and chefs than the food, you'll like this one. If I were to watch one regularly, I think I would head to the Food Network because they spend more time on the food.

FYI "The Asset" was canceled, which is a shame. I liked that one and would have watched it.

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