Hola Gasmii and welcome to this week’s recap of The Taste wherein they attempt to freak out the contestants and the home audience with the concept of Nose to Tail eating. Those of us who grew up around different cultures just call it “dinner.” But whatever. White people, commence freaking out.
This little guy is a featured guest every Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) in my house. If you are lucky, you get to eat the snout! nom nom nom
So the elimination challenge this week is to use one of the secret four ingredients to create a dish for the guest judges to pick, and the winning dish gets immunity. Seeing as how we are now down to 10, you bet this is gonna get SERIOUS!
Our guest judges arrive and subtley announce the challenge. You know, with an ENTIRE piggie.
They tell the contestants they have to choose one ingredient out of four to cook with, winner gets immunity.
So here we go! Let’s see what kind of awful offal (har de har har) we’re going to be cooking with today! And they have TWO HOURS TO COOK!
(Oh, and here’s a fun game, which ingredients from which contestant have I eaten before? Write your guesses in the comments below! Go!)
Nigella is down to one team member, Lauren. Poor Lauren can’t help but giggle uncontrollably at the thought of handling bull testicles. Neither can. I
(I have eaten 3 of Nigella’s ingredients)
Malarkey just wants to beat Ludo, surprise surprise. And his pants are stupid.
(I have eaten only one of Malarkey’s ingredients)
Tony says he knows the judges very well, so they have a strong advantage. Diane is disappointed there is no “blood of young virgins” to cook with, because she soaks in it every night and it’s a familiar ingredient.
(I have eaten three of Tony’s ingredients listed here).
Our fair Sarah is TERRIFIED, and Ludo tells everyone to cook “southern down home style.” Just kidding, of course, FRENCHY FRENCHY FRENCHY!
(I have eaten 3 of Ludo’s ingredients)
So here’s what they’re cooking:
Ninamarie is cooking tripe; Diane is doing pork belly, pig’s tail and collared greens (which Diane gets to use a SAW to cut that tail!); Uno is doing tripe, pig’s tail and beef tongue.
Lauren is cooking with bull’s testicles because her words: “it’s bull’s testicles and I just gotta know what it tastes like.” Filthy, and I love it.
Ironically Ludo is SUPER SKEEVED OUT by the testicles and Nigella chases him around the room with them, and holy hell, could I love Nigella more? No. I simply could not. Could this be considered sexual harassment?