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'The Taste' season 2 premiere: Cuisine is blindness

“It’s like I have an amputated arm squirting blood all over the place, and you’re saying ‘At least it’s not cancer!’” –Anthony Bourdain after a fellow judge gently pointed out that a vegan cupcake had tasted dry

First of all, I still can’t get over how Anthony Bourdain turned out to be the perfect Evil Tom Bergeron and no one in Hollywood had to script/cast that. It just happened! Too funny.

For season 2 of The Taste, Bourdain is joined by Nigella “Seduce Me Orally” Lawson, the Sriracha-tempered Ludo Lefebvre, and — new to the table, replacing Brian Malarkey — Ethiopian-born Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson. Tonight’s two-hour premiere covered the entire audition process, thank God. (And wow!)

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Nigella Lawson blogs 'The Taste': Even Bourdain's getting the touchie feelies

Nigella Lawson is a mentor and executive producer on ABC’s The Taste. She is the author of eight bestselling books including Nigella KitchenNigella FreshNigella Christmas, Nigella BitesFeastHow to Be a Domestic Goddess and How to Eat, which have sold more than six million copies worldwide. Her latest cookbook is Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes. Below, she shares her thoughts on the penultimate episode of The Taste and the team she’s mentoring.

While I graciously concede that the life of a contestant on The Taste must be pretty damn stressful, can I just point out that it isn’t such a joyride for a mentor, either. Though perhaps that isn’t the right way to put it: joy there is, for sure. And it has been, continues to be, one hell of a ride. But the tension, the sense of engagement and responsibility, is breathtaking in its force. Even a tough old nut (a term imbued here with affection and admiration ) like Anthony Bourdain has been afflicted with the touchie-feelies.
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