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(Entertainment Weekly)   Anthony Bourdain muses on what he learned on "The Taste," besides how cool it is to judge alongside Nigella Lawson and to mentor four smoking-hot female cooks while consuming copious amounts of fine wine   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 49
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2013-03-13 09:48:36 AM
Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.
 
2013-03-13 09:57:36 AM
I love me some snarky Bourdain, but, my god, that show is a goddamn joke.  I feel embarrassed for just about everyone involved in its conception.
 
2013-03-13 10:00:33 AM

tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.


Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

www.thebraiser.com
 
2013-03-13 10:04:34 AM
Are we reaching Peak Bourdain here?

It it necessary to have multiple fellating articles in the same week?
 
2013-03-13 10:09:16 AM
It feels like The Taste started only a couple of weeks ago. At least they had to foresight to "speed up" the competition before it overstayed its welcome.

/Which, for me, was five minutes.
 
2013-03-13 10:15:22 AM
Submitter, this is a fine headline. Fine indeed however may I suggest that you should have added "and get paid for it" to the end.

Kind Regards,

TSH
 
2013-03-13 10:17:39 AM

Vodka Zombie: I love me some snarky Bourdain, but, my god, that show is a goddamn joke.  I feel embarrassed for just about everyone involved in its conception.


I only watched 1.5 episodes, but I think that all four judges were embarrassed for themselves and each other.  The pain on their faces when making some of the choices was very real.  In a "jeebuz please shoot me now why in the hell did I ever agree to this drivel?" way.
 
2013-03-13 10:37:19 AM
I bet he porked every one of them.
 
2013-03-13 10:46:39 AM
And he pisses all over Flay and Ray and Fairy for their silly "competition" shows? I saw about 10 minutes of "The Taste" - enough to know not to watch it, but not enough to get it out of my mouth.
 
2013-03-13 10:49:16 AM
The Taste.
The Voice.
The Face.

I'm making a reality show with Kim Kardashian, Andy Dick and Justin Beiber.
It's called THE FINGER.
 
2013-03-13 11:05:34 AM

dc0012c: And he pisses all over Flay and Ray and Fairy for their silly "competition" shows? I saw about 10 minutes of "The Taste" - enough to know not to watch it, but not enough to get it out of my mouth.


He's absolutely right about everything he ever said about Sandra Lee at least.
 
2013-03-13 11:08:21 AM
I want to be Tony Bourdain. And I don't care who knows it.

He travels to the coolest places on earth. He eats and drinks spectacularly interesting food & wines & spirits everywhere he goes. He writes and narrates whimsically cynical observations that are read/heard/seen by millions. He hangs out with interesting, off-beat people everywhere. And he gets paid seven figures for that.

And then he goes home and bangs his smoking-hot Italian wife.

Serious question: who has it better than that? Who?
 
2013-03-13 11:12:05 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

[www.thebraiser.com image 550x360]


That might have been the worst episode of the whole series though.
 
2013-03-13 11:18:23 AM
Celebrity chefs are the lowest form of celebrity. Right under celebutantes and Kardashians.
 
2013-03-13 11:27:23 AM

tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.


how can you hate on Tony Bourdain? the guy had/has two of the greatest travel shows in history.*

*only Rick Steves come close.
 
2013-03-13 11:29:17 AM

ZeroCorpse: Celebrity chefs are the lowest form of celebrity. Right under celebutantes and Kardashians.


Yeah, and Bourdain has said that himself.  I was hoping he and Nigella would be able to raise the tone of cooking game shows, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I think they should shiatcan it and change it to a "What's My Line?" format; that would at least be entertaining.
 
2013-03-13 11:29:42 AM
I enjoyed the show?
 
2013-03-13 11:40:56 AM
wait....Anthony Bourdain isn't gay? The hell you say
 
2013-03-13 11:45:51 AM
I enjoyed the show. And after reading Bourdain's article, I have an even bigger crush on Nigella Lawson.
 
2013-03-13 11:48:39 AM
I also like the between-the-lines implication that Brian Malarkey is an a**hole.
 
2013-03-13 11:52:08 AM

BATMANATEE: Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

[www.thebraiser.com image 550x360]

That might have been the worst episode of the whole series though.


Well YOU... look like a dinosaur's tampon.
 
2013-03-13 12:00:59 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I bet he porked every one of them.


www.nytsyn.com

"Believe me when I say:  he did not."
 
2013-03-13 12:12:18 PM

BATMANATEE: Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

[www.thebraiser.com image 550x360]

That might have been the worst episode of the whole series though.



I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you for one reason:  "Wait, are you wearing kevlar?"  That part had the wife and me dying.
 
2013-03-13 12:16:04 PM
I watched The Taste and it left an unsavory flavor in my mouth.  Nigella seemed clueless, Malarkey was an ass, Ludo was French, and Bourdain was just a pompous douche.
 
2013-03-13 12:30:32 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: BATMANATEE: Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

[www.thebraiser.com image 550x360]

That might have been the worst episode of the whole series though.


I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you for one reason:  "Wait, are you wearing kevlar?"  That part had the wife and me dying.


Agreed. I thought it was better than the first two episodes of this season.

/Though last week's border excursion had me in tears
 
2013-03-13 12:30:41 PM

BATMANATEE: Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.

[www.thebraiser.com image 550x360]

That might have been the worst episode of the whole series though.


You aren't kidding. I was waiting for the part where that bullshiat actually made a fraction of sense. Then the credits rolled.

/wtf?
 
2013-03-13 12:32:08 PM

TheChaosPath: I enjoyed the show?


And, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.  There are reasons for liking it (Nigella is freakin' hot), and there are reasons for hating it (whatever the fark a Ludo is).

This planet would really suck if everyone liked and disliked the same things.
 
2013-03-13 12:46:14 PM
There isn't a person in America I'm sicker of hearing about than Anthony Bourdain.
Can we please stop pretending that everything this guy says or does is interesting?
 
2013-03-13 12:49:40 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I bet he porked every one of them.

[www.nytsyn.com image 525x350]

"Believe me when I say:  he did not."


She'd beat him like the red headed step child of a rented mule.
 
2013-03-13 01:02:24 PM

sigdiamond2000: There isn't a person in America I'm sicker of hearing about than Kim Kardashian.
Can we please stop pretending that everything this lady says or does is interesting?


FTFY
 
2013-03-13 01:02:38 PM

Zombie DJ: The Taste.
The Voice.
The Face.

I'm making a reality show with Kim Kardashian, Andy Dick and Justin Beiber.
It's called THE FINGER.


I'm just waiting for the men's shows with the same theme:
The Belch.
The Scratch.
The Nap.
 
2013-03-13 01:04:05 PM

Vodka Zombie: TheChaosPath: I enjoyed the show?

And, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.  There are reasons for liking it (Nigella is freakin' hot), and there are reasons for hating it (whatever the fark a Ludo is).

This planet would really suck if everyone liked and disliked the same things.


images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org

Ludo.. fark?
 
2013-03-13 01:08:42 PM

Phil Moskowitz: DjangoStonereaver: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I bet he porked every one of them.

[www.nytsyn.com image 525x350]

"Believe me when I say:  he did not."

She'd beat him like the red headed step child of a rented mule.


If he was lucky; she is from Sardinia after all.

My wife's family is Sicilian & Sardinian, and apparently the Sicilian side of her family has a very healthy
respect for their Sardinian cousins.
 
2013-03-13 01:19:57 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: tennessee.hillbilly: Well, I can tell you that he didn't learn how to be a douche.  He had that down pat already.

Yes, but he was also on Archer this year, which pretty much makes up for everything.


No, no it does not.
 
2013-03-13 01:22:08 PM

doctorguilty: Zombie DJ: The Taste.
The Voice.
The Face.

I'm making a reality show with Kim Kardashian, Andy Dick and Justin Beiber.
It's called THE FINGER.

I'm just waiting for the men's shows with the same theme:
The Belch.
The Scratch.
The Nap.


Aaand, The Clap.
 
2013-03-13 01:24:51 PM

Vodka Zombie: TheChaosPath: I enjoyed the show?

And, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.  There are reasons for liking it (Nigella is freakin' hot), and there are reasons for hating it (whatever the fark a Ludo is).

This planet would really suck if everyone liked and disliked the same things.


Exactly. I don't hate the show. Don't really like it much, but it's OK. When you're in a relationship you watch some shows you wouldn't otherwise watch. This one would be better if it were set up so that every time one of their team members got voted as a worst dish, they get a 400 volt shock to the crotch.  Except Ludo - he would get 800 volts.
 
2013-03-13 04:53:07 PM
Anthony Bourdain and Bear Grylls should do a show together.
 
2013-03-13 05:29:07 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Anthony Bourdain and Bear Grylls should do a show together.


I like it. Anthony could teach Bear how to drink and cuss and Bear can teach Anthony how to build a bush shelter 100 paces from the hotel pool.
 
2013-03-13 05:34:22 PM
She carries her own supply of French sea salt in a suspicious looking container in her purse. She is not averse to a shot of tequila with the boys, should the equally delightful Ludo be offering some in his trailer. She kicks ass at beer pong.

I didn't think I could be any more enamored of Nigella, but there it is.
 
2013-03-13 05:50:48 PM
I can't believe there haven't been any pics of Nigella Lawson yet...
 
2013-03-13 07:10:46 PM

booksmart: I can't believe there haven't been any pics of Nigella Lawson yet...


Ask and ye shall receive

media.indiatimes.in
 
2013-03-13 07:24:21 PM
Bourdain jumped the shark with The Taste. I found it horribly boring. Now that Tony is officially a sell-out, perhaps he should lighten up when commenting about Paula Deen or Sandra. He doesn't occupy the high ground anymore.

Other than a payday, I don't see why you go from something like No Reservations to drivel like The Taste. Selling out I can respect; I'd do it if I ever had a chance. So, Tony, just come out and say you wanted the money. It's all good, and we can deal with the truth.
 
2013-03-13 07:59:16 PM

stewbert: Bourdain jumped the shark with The Taste. I found it horribly boring. Now that Tony is officially a sell-out, perhaps he should lighten up when commenting about Paula Deen or Sandra. He doesn't occupy the high ground anymore.

Other than a payday, I don't see why you go from something like No Reservations to drivel like The Taste. Selling out I can respect; I'd do it if I ever had a chance. So, Tony, just come out and say you wanted the money. It's all good, and we can deal with the truth.


Maybe it was just something to pass the time until his CNN show starts?
 
2013-03-13 08:16:17 PM

stewbert: Bourdain jumped the shark with The Taste. I found it horribly boring.


The concept was good, but the execution was HORRIBLE.  Clearly it was either rushed into production before they could work out the format, or the producer was incompetent.

The main producer is also behind Masterchef and the Biggest Loser, but the associate-producer (who actually probably was the one running the show) was an inexperienced nobody.
 
2013-03-13 11:16:06 PM

dc0012c: And he pisses all over Flay and Ray and Fairy for their silly "competition" shows?


He's pretty much come out and said 'yeah, im selling out, but i earned it, so fark off' so he gets credit for that at least.

/make the money when you can
//fark pride
 
2013-03-13 11:33:28 PM

sigdiamond2000: There isn't a person in America I'm sicker of hearing about than Anthony Bourdain.
Can we please stop pretending that everything this guy says or does is interesting?


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-14 04:03:39 AM

ShawnDoc: The concept was good, but the execution was HORRIBLE. Clearly it was either rushed into production before they could work out the format, or the producer was incompetent.


Execution's been an issue on more than one show lately, either through rules explanation or pacing (The Taste was very hurry-up-and-wait about their pacing, if that makes sense; blazing through the cooking and droning through the judging). People are just throwing these shows against the wall and not taking the extra bit of time to make sure everything works.

One thing I liked from Full Metal Jousting was how they handled their pacing. The first few episodes of the season were spent largely showing the contestants getting the hang of jousting and the rules of same. Then after a few rounds, after everyone had largely figured it out, the pacing picked up considerably, training scenes went pretty much out the window and episodes went from one match a show to two or three a show.
 
2013-03-14 04:26:05 AM

Gosling: One thing I liked from Full Metal Jousting was how they handled their pacing. The first few episodes of the season were spent largely showing the contestants getting the hang of jousting and the rules of same. Then after a few rounds, after everyone had largely figured it out, the pacing picked up considerably, training scenes went pretty much out the window and episodes went from one match a show to two or three a show.


That's one thing I'd like to see more on cooking shows.  With both MasterChef and The Taste, the contestants when voted off thank the judges for all they've learned while on the show.  Yet on MasterChef you barely see any interaction between the judges and the chefs, and on The Taste you only saw them during the initial challenge looking over their shoulder.

I have to assume there's a lot more contestant on chef time that they never show, and I'd kinda like to see the tips and techniques they judges give the contestants.

Another big thing missing on The Taste was food porn.  There were few shots of the actual dishes themselves, and when there were it was on for only a short time.  It seemed 60% of the show was listening to the judges trying to guess the ingredients.
 
2013-03-14 02:21:43 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Anthony Bourdain and Ray Mears should do a show together.


FTFY
 
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