Airdate: The Taste

2013-12-23_2155It was only 3 weeks ago TV Tonight suggested Nine should screen The Taste over summer on GEM, with all the current stories on Nigella Lawson in the news.

Yesterday it announced it would do just that.

The US cooking series is a blind-taste series and aired in the US in January. It has since been renewed for a second season.

Nine also owns local format rights, should it choose to exercise them.

The Taste, an exhilarating cooking competition judged by four of the world’s most renowned celebrity chefs including Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain, begins on Sunday, December 29, at 6.30pm on Gem.

This exciting new series puts competitors, from professional chefs to home cooks, into a pressure cooker of a kitchen where blind taste tests of their creations are served to the international food experts. One bad bite and the celebrity chefs could march a competitor out of the kitchen.

Joining Lawson and Bourdain on The Taste are famed culinary experts Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey.

Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey will each mentor a team of four professional and amateur cooks as they vie to create the best tasting dish.

Each group will face team and individual challenges with a variety of themes throughout several elimination rounds.

At the end of each episode the mentors will have to judge the hopefuls’ dishes. With each judge blindfolded, they won’t know whose creation they are sampling, what they are eating – or who they could be sending home.

Sunday, December 29, at 6.30pm on Gem.

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