Scoop: THE TASTE on ABC - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Nose to Tail" - In the toughest and most exotic challenge yet, no part of the animal is off limits and nothing goes to waste. Nine contestants clearly reach out of their culinary comfort zones, three are sent home and six move on to the semifinals. Greg Morin and David McMillan join as guest judges/mentors on this week's episode of "The Taste," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

One blind spoonful could change everything, on the all new alternative series, "The Taste," premiering with a two-hour show TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET; the show moves to its regular 8:00-9:00 p.m. time period on January 29), on The ABC Television Network. An exhilarating new one-hour cooking competition, "The Taste" puts 16 culinary competitors -- pro chefs to home cooks -- to the fire when four of the world's most notable masters of the food world judge their creations based on a blind taste test. In this pressure-packed contest, The Taste in a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing. "The Taste" features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludovic Lefebvre and chef/restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Each of the four culinary superstars and "Taste" mentors - Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey - will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call, as they vie to create the best tasting dish in a state of the art kitchen. In each episode, the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors' dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they're sampling, what they're eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be sending home.

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