Hola Gasmii and welcome to the recap of the first elimination episode of The Taste!
I am kind of torn about my opinion of the show, but all in all I am really enjoying it. In that, it seemed to me to go by really quickly and it was pretty fast paced and I enjoyed that. So let’s get started.
TEAM TONYNinamarie the caterer, Diane the Bitch, Mia the Yoga Instructor, and Uno the sake drinking single mom who won Tony over with her organ meat.
TEAM LUDOPaul the Ginger Chef, Sarah the foodblogger/pyromaniac (you’ll see later), Gregg the sexy teaspoon, and Shawn the big dude that Diane was mean to (also a chef)
Jeff the chef with tattoos, Khristianne the chef to the Stars (Charlie Sheen), Micah the guy who quit his job for this (will it pay off for him?), and Adam the ponytail
TEAM NIGELLA: GIRL POWER!!
Huda the professional cook -(LUDO!), Renatta the home cook with the chicken and the sauce on top, Trailer Park Lauren and Erika the Pink Nightmare.
And we begin! This week’s theme is “comfort food.”
The first challenge is the Team Taste Test. During this challenge, each team member creates a dish with the required ingredients (bacon, egg, cheese) and then the team chooses one dish to go to the guest judge who will blind taste and choose a winner. Whoever created the winning spoon, gets immunity and the team gets the benefit of that guest judge to guide them during the individual challenge.
Guest Judge: Gabrielle Hamilton
And we’re off! Tony thinks his ladies are smart and everyone else is a dumbass (I think he’s talking about himself) and Malarkey is going after Ludo. He screams, “We’re coming for you Ludoooooo!” And it’s so weird, because Malarkey literally can’t move half his face because of all the botox. Yikes!
This is Malarkey’s overbotoxed “Game Face.” He’s worse than Real Housewife.
Nigella sweetly encourages her team to cook, but not engage in the hypermasculine hystrionics of Malarkey v. Ludo and just concentrate on cooking. Then she pulled a hat rack out of her purse. Or something.
Here we get to see how the chefs interact with the contestants. Malarkey is super on top of them and tells Micah to ditch his original plan and make a soup instead. Ludo is SUPER FRENCH and very loud and direct in the kitchen, he even refuses to le high five Sarah the blogger. “A chef is not your friend in ze kitchen!” Man, I hate it when a high five is not returned. Shame! Also that girl needs to put her hair in a ponytail, I dont care if this is TV, that is UNSANITARY! Mark my words at some point in this show, the judges will find a long hair in their food. Watch.