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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: 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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Watch the Premiere of “The Taste” on ABC

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | January 2, 2014

Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson will pick their teams. Who will get the final taste?
Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson will pick their teams. Who will get the final taste?

Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson will pick their teams. Who will get the final taste?

Tune in tonight, Thursday, January 2, as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson prime their taste buds to choose their team on “The Taste”. Sixteen competitors will be chosen based on blind bites they will prepare for the judges. Those who make it past the judges’ discerning palates will then be put on teams of four where they will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. Surprising guest chefs of the highest caliber will then choose the winning taste each round.

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The Secret’s Out

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 11, 2013

(Photo by Staffan Johansson)
Photo: Staffan Johansson

Photo: Staffan Johansson

Yes, I’ll be the new judge on ABC’s The Taste and I couldn’t be more excited and thrilled to join Anthony, Nigella and Ludo for this battle of bites. If you’ve seen me lurking in and around restaurants and bars in LA it’s because I’m there now filming Season Two, and I’d love to know what bars, restaurants and neighborhoods I should go check out. Thanks to all for the support!

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