'The Taste' makes Brian Malarkey turn a blind eye to cooking

ABC launches a cooking competition Tuesday, Jan. 22, and on paper "The Taste" sounds very much like "The Voice."Instead of talented singers, chosen sight unseen, now the contestants are chefs presenting food in blind taste tests."We are trying to find teams that we can mentor," Brian Malarkey, one of the four judges, tells Zap2it. The others are Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre. "We are tasting food that we don't see how it is presented or who cooked it. It is super hard."Your taste buds will go crazy, and you are breaking it down," he continues. "It got me to focus on flavor again."An example of a challenge on the show would be to cook "nose to tail -- exotic cuts of animal," Malarkey says. "It could be a fish cheek or a pig's tail.""We help our team try to win a team challenge, then they have to compete against each other individually," Malarkey...



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