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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Jacques Pepin

By Jeannette Park | February 20, 2014

Photo by Christiana Ceppas
Photo by Christiana Ceppas

Photo by Christiana Ceppas

Jacques Pépin is a world-renowned chef, cookbook author and public television cooking show host. He has written 28 books, the most recent of which is NEW COMPLETE TECHNIQUES. His last book, ESSENTIAL PEPIN has a companion series, Pépin’s 12th Francisco and broadcast nationwide, and we’re excited to share one of Chef Pépin’s favorite recipes from the book, Les Oeufs Jeannette.

A participant in Food & Wine’s Aspen Classic almost every year since its inception in 1983, Pépin has been Dean of Special Programs at the International Culinary Center in New York since 1989 and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University since 1984. And he will be the last guest mentor for the finale of The Taste tonight, Thursday February 20th on ABC. Who will win in the showdown between Ludo and Anthony? Watch at 8pm EST to find out.

 

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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Jonathan Waxman

By Heeseung Kim | February 13, 2014

Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

 

 

Jonathan Waxman is the chef and owner of the beloved bistro Barbuto in the West Village. Surrounded by the art of food growing up in Berkeley, with grandparents who owned a farm in Sonoma, Waxman went on to study cooking first in San Francisco and then in Paris. After mastering the fundamentals of classic French cooking, Waxman returned to California, gaining experience at Chez Panisse and Michael’s. Ready to find his own place in the culinary world, Waxman moved to his parents’ hometown of New York, NY, and went on to open his first restaurant, Jams, which was described by the New York Times’ Florence Fabricant as a “culinary comet”.

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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Christina Tosi

By Jeannette Park | February 6, 2014

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Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appetit Magazine. As founder of the dessert program at Momofuku, Christina helped Momofuku Ko earn two stars from the Michelin Guide and Momofuku Ssäm jump onto restaurant magazine’s top 100 restaurants in the world list. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef award and will be the guest mentor on tonight’s episode of “The Taste” where she will be judging the contestants for the appropriately titled “The Sweetest Thing” challenge. And because she’s considered one of the coolest ladies in the kitchen, she shares with us her recipe for Momofuku Milk Bar’s famous Compost Cookie. Read More

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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Roy Choi

By Heeseung Kim | January 23, 2014

L.A. Son by Roy Choi

The theme on the fourth episode of The Taste is Street Food. It’s a genre of food that has rapidly gained prestige in the U.S. over the past few years. Street food in America is no longer restricted to hot dogs and halal carts (not that there’s anything wrong with those, especially when that halal cart is Famous Halal Guys on 53rd), and its more exciting iterations have become much beloved by eaters on the go. Tonight’s guest mentor is Roy Choi, who knows a thing or two about revolutionizing street food. Roy put his food truck, Kogi BBQ, on the streets of L.A. in 2008, serving $2 tacos with Korean-barbecued meat. People didn’t know what was happening at first, but they knew it was good. And then the chase for flavor was on. Read More

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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Aaron Sanchez

By Jeannette Park | January 16, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series,  Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s #1 rated series Aarón Loves NY and their new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. Aarón is the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs. Read More

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The Taste: Episode 2 Recap

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 10, 2014

L to R: Audrey, Shehu, Don, and Sarah
L to R: Audrey, Shehu, Don, and Sarah

Team Marcus (L to R): Audrey, Shehu, Don, and Sarah (Photo Courtesy of ABC)

And here we go! Last night’s double elimination on The Taste was a rough one for Nigella and myself. High points for me were getting the competition going and feeling the heat in the kitchen, and low points was unwittingly choosing one of my own team members as the worst dish of the group. That wasn’t a proud moment, but things weren’t all bad throughout the episode. Here’s what happened: Read More

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