Can your cooking pass the Nigella taste test?

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th July 2013
Channel 4 is looking for cooks to wow Nigella Lawson and fellow judges on their new show The Taste. As the name suggests, it doesn’t matter if you’re a home cook, a food blogger or you work in the food industry. Experience counts for nothing; it’s all about the taste of your food. The new channel 4 series, based on a US hit formatwill see TV cook and bestselling author, Nigella Lawson and her fellow judges, American chef Anthony Bourdain and French chef Ludo Lefebvre, battle it out to find the The Taste's first British winner. Each week, Nigella and her fellow mentors will face a collision of fiery cookery challenges, blind-taste eliminations and simmering egos as the contestants battle it out to please the palates of the professionals with just one spoonful of food. All tastings are blind so the pressure is on to make one small, but perfect, serving. At the beginning of the series, twelve contestants will be selected and the mentors will form their teams of four. In each episode the teams will then face group and individual challenges before the final elimination, with the twist that as the taste test is blind a mentor could easily send home their own team member if their spoonful doesn’t deliver a taste sensation. Channel 4 Head of Formats, Dominic Bird, who commissioned the series said: “I’m thrilled that Nigella is returning to Channel 4 alongside Anthony and Ludo. The Taste promises to be a hugely exciting and compelling competition with stellar talent and exceptional cooking at its heart.” Channel 4 is currently looking for contestants for the first series, so if you think you’ve got what it takes fill in the online application form

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th July 2013

Can your cooking pass the Nigella taste test?