Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fun New Cooking Competition Show - The Taste: Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC

For the last few weeks I have been enjoying ABC's new cooking competitive reality show called The Taste. I love competitive cooking shows, and was really excited to watch ABC's new show-The Taste.

The Taste is different than most cooking shows in that the contestants have to prepare their dish in bite sized portions for the judges, and when the judges try the food they don't get to see who prepared the dish.  I love this twist, because it really makes the competition about the actual taste of the food, not the presentation or the personality of the cook.  I think this levels the playing field for the contestants, which are a diverse group of cooks with various cooking backgrounds, from home cooks to professional chefs.  The competition is always pretty exciting.

This weekend I stopped in town to pick up my own set of "tasting spoons", on The Taste, the bite sized portions of food are presented on Tasting spoons similar to these.  I am excited to try them out, and prepare a little tasting evening for my family.

I also found these mini tasting mugs that I thought were so cute, there are whole lines of mini little dish sets available for tasting parties.

Last week my Grandma sent over a few of her old cookbooks she was no longer using, I love looking through vintage cookbooks, I plan on using some of these books as inspiration for little tasting recipes.

I was surprised last week when I got an invitation from Influenster.com to review ABC's The Taste, and join in a Twitter Party (#TheTaste) today to talk about The Taste today before and after tonight's show.   You can catch up on last weeks episode of ABC's The Taste here.  I am really looking forward to tonight's episode, the theme of the competition tonight is Sandwiches, I think it will be very interesting to see how the cooks pull off a great sandwich in one bite.

Have you seen The Taste?  Which is your favorite judge/mentor - Anthony, Nigella, Ludo, or Brian? (I'm rooting for Nigella and Ludo)

Thanks for reading! :)

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