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The Taste season 3 ends in the best way possible

Another season of The Taste has concluded, and like certain wines or Anderson Cooper, it keeps getting better with age. The finale featured a live studio audience of the contestants’ friends and family who could witness Ludo’s abuse in person, and came down to three men, the final two of whom were also in a separate competition to see whose …

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The Taste and its spoons return with a new twist, same mentors

When I reviewed the first season of ABC’s The Taste, I suggested it would not last beyond one season. Thankfully, ABC thought otherwise and gave the show a shot to redeem itself, and in its second season, it really improved. It excised things that weren’t working, including former “Top Chef” Brian Malarkey. He was replaced with Marcus …

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Marcus Samuelsson replaces Brian Malarkey on The Taste

ABC’s The Taste, which is returning for an improbable second season, has replaced its winning judge/mentors, former Top Chef contestant Brian Malarkey, with Chopped judge Marcus Samuelsson. Malarkey’s contract wasn’t renewed; he said in a very nice statement earlier this summer that “Being a part of ABC’s The Taste was a great experience, especially mentoring …

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