ABC’s "The Taste" Wraps Up Its First Season
With superstar chefs Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain as the judges, ABC’s latest cooking competition show, “The Taste,” was predicted to be a success with viewers, from novice cook to students in culinary school programs.
The entire premise of the show was to allow chefs to create an entire culinary concept around one bite in a blind taste test, hence the name. After airing the season finale on ABC this past week, the show culminated with a win from Charlie Sheen’s personal chef, Los Angeles-based Khristianne Uy.
The show hasn’t been without controversy, however. The season started off with stellar ratings due to the celebrity judges’ enormous fan bases. However, seeing Bourdain in a “Top Chef”-like setting without his usual brash and no-holds-barred personality was not exactly what audiences expected, according to The Huffington Post.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Bourdain insists he enjoyed being on the show. However, with sagging ratings, it’s still up in the air as to whether this show will see success in the long run with the culinary academy, even with its high-profile judges.