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Jan 2, 2014 04:59 PM

The Taste 1/2/14

aka the spoon show...

Anyone going to watch?

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    1. I'll give it shot. Once. If it doesn't deliver I'm gone.

        1. should be renamed tasteless

          1. I watched it. I like Marcus Samuelsson being on the show.

            I still dislike the HUGE "single bites" that some contestants have made. It doesn't look good at all watching the judges have to open wide to fit the entire spoon and food in their mouths.

            I'll be interested to see how things go now that the teams are formed.

            8 Replies
              1. re: Worldwide Diner

                Well he has to fill Malarky's shoes... I guess fill his bad clothing choices as well.

                1. re: Worldwide Diner

                  I honestly wasn't paying attention to his clothes. I love his smile, so my concentration was on that. :-)

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    I share your view of the enormous "bites" on a single spoon. Not only is it unattractive to see the maws gaping open, its contrary to the idea of the show, where it's supposed to be "all about the taste" of one dish, not miniaturizing an entire plate of food and garnishes to spoon size.

                    But that's what they seem to go for.

                    1. re: rjbh20

                      The thing is, rjbh, the spoon size can be one thing, but they didn't need to be FILLED to the brim, as some of them were. I wish a few some of the contestants had downsized the actual taste so it was manageable within the mouth. I actually liked those tastes that were served on plates or in small ramekins where the judges could pick up the item they were to eat and eat them in a few bites.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        Totally agree. Don't see how piling up a whole dinner plate on a spoon that has to be mushed into the mouth is "all about the taste", but look who got picked.

                        The same concept would work better it it was a plated dish. Wouldn't be any harder to do in an hour (actually it's easier) and would be a better representation of talent.

                    2. re: LindaWhit

                      Agree on Marcus and in the huge bites.