The Taste premieres tonight on ABC. You can think of it as the food version of American Idol. Four panelists sit at a neon-lit table and take one blind bite of competitors' dishes. The show's only appetizing quality? Anthony Bourdain. So how does The Taste match up against the recently retired Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations? We measured them up in five very well thought-out and vital television categories.
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What else is television for?
We need a few four-letter words to spice things up.
What's it all about?
Everyone knows a good show is founded on booze.
There's a lot of it on No Reservations. We're willing to bet there's not much of that on The Taste. Winner: No Reservations.
We need some cutthroat action.
There wasn't really any on No Reservations; just one silvery-haired brute having a good time. The Taste is all about competitive cooking. The Winner: The Taste.
So there you have it. The Taste probably won't be that great, but then again, we haven't seen it yet. At least we still have Anthony Bourdain: The Layover.