New cooking competition The Taste on Channel 4 with Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre

Channel 4 launches its new cooking competition in 2014 called The Taste with judges/mentors Nigella Lawson, food maverick Anthony Bourdain, and critically-acclaimed chef Ludo Lefebvre.

The Taste judges Channel 4

In this X Factor / The Voice style competition for foods, contestants survival on the show is governed only on the flavours they deliver.

The competition starts with blind auditions of both professional and amateur cooks during which four judges, taste one spoonful of food from each contestant before knowing who cooked it or what all the ingredients are.

Each judge decides whether or not they would like the contestant on his or her team by pressing a button (green for yes or red for no); the buttons are hidden from the other judges. The four then meet the contestant and press a button to reveal their votes. If exactly one judge votes yes, that contestant automatically joins that judge’s four-member team. If more than one judge votes yes, the contestant chooses among them.

Once the 16 contestants are chosen, the hard work really begins because in each episode they will be given a number of team and individual challenges with various themes. To stay in the competition, they will have to impress the judges with the taste of their dishes.

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