The Best Episodes of The Taste
Last Updated: May 15, 2019
Four culinary masters get down to what really matters, The Taste! Starring Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre & Brian Malarkey.
#2 - Street Food
Season 2 - Episode 4
The teams create dishes inspired by street food.
#4 - The Sweetest Thing
Season 2 - Episode 6
The cooks create desserts with combinations of fruity, sweet and savory ingredients; guest judge Christina Tosi; six contestants advance.
#5 - Guilty Pleasures
Season 2 - Episode 3
The contestants put their own spin on dishes favored by the mentors; two cooks are sent home; guest judge Aaron Sanchez.
#6 - Seduction
Season 1 - Episode 7
The seven semi-finalists must seduce the judges with a single, sumptuous spoonful of their latest dish; three cooks are eliminated.
#7 - Comfort Food
Season 1 - Episode 3
The mentors work with teams of four cooks to create comfort food dishes; two contestants are eliminated.
#10 - Daring Pairings
Season 1 - Episode 4
Each team must use five unique ingredients as it tries to create the best dish; each contestant has to prepare a dish that pairs best with a selected wine.
#14 - Good With Beer
Season 2 - Episode 7
The cooks go to restaurants in Los Angeles for beer and food pairings; a challenge determines which cooks move on to the finale.
#16 - Under the Sea
Season 3 - Episode 2
Contestants prepare dishes from the sea, including steamed fish, seafood stew and shellfish in miso broth. Eric Ripert is the guest judge.
#18 - Happy New Year
Season 3 - Episode 4
It’s a new year and there’s a new battle brewing in the kitchen when the remaining cooks are tasked with making delicious dishes bursting with decadent and elevated flavors with ingredients like champagne, shellfish and caviar. Chef Michael Symon is guest judge.
#19 - Happy Holidays
Season 3 - Episode 3
The 13 remaining cooks compete in a holiday-theme challenge that features dishes based on fowl and spiced chocolate desserts. Naomi Pomeroy is the guest judge.
#21 - Bring the Heat
Season 3 - Episode 6
The contestants are challenged to turn up the heat with spicy dishes such as Szechuan pepper and pork. Two cooks are eliminated, identifying which contestants will compete in the season finale. Andy Ricker is the guest chef.