As I sit here shoving my face with pretzels and double-stuffed oreos, I've quickly fallen in love with the show "The Taste" on ABC. It's the culinary version of NBC's The Voice!
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 their team by pressing a green (yes) or red (no) button. The four then meet and question each contestant, and end by pressing their buttons to reveal their votes. A contestant needs just one yes vote to earn a spot on a team; each team consists of four members. If more than one judge votes yes, the contestant chooses which one will be their mentor.
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.
It's very exciting to watch these individuals cook, ESP since I'm not the best when it comes to cooking but maybe they will inspire me to become a cook!!! ;) Check out the latest episode below!